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2020 Giving Challenge a Big Success

2020 Giving Challenge a Big Success

A Triple Match is offered to Academy donors during this year’s Giving Challenge

We would like to thank our families, members, staff, volunteers, Ambassadors, and Board members for helping to make our very first Giving Challenge such a big success. A total of 103 different donors contributed during a 24-hour span, from April 28 – 29, during 2020 Giving Challenge, presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. All donations up to $100 during the 2020 Giving Challenge received a 1:1 match by the Patterson Foundation. The Steinwachs Family Foundation added an exclusive match to Academy donors, helping to triple donations to the Academy.

The 2020 Giving Challenge included the participation of nearly 800 area non-profits. The Academy received $26,920 in donations, including matching gifts, which will be used during this crucial time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Academy has transitioned to fully implemented virtual work-ordered day, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. These services provide Academy members with the opportunity to stay on a schedule, build vocational skills and connect to fellow members. 

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who helped to make our first Giving Challenge a success!