Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Giving Challenge

Sarasota Sister Cities will participate in the Giving Challenge, which is a one-day, 24-hour effort by Sarasota area non-profits to raise funds. The Patterson Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar with a minimum $25 donation up to $250 per person.

The 24-hour period starts Sept 1, 2015, at 12:00 noon and ends on Sept 2 at 12:00 noon. Gifts must be made by credit card through a web site during that period.  We will provide more details as we get closer to the event.

We will go to our membership asking for gifts. William Wallace recommends that each of our 18 board members consider a gift of $100 which, when matched, would result in $3,600 in new new funds; then if each of our remaining 80-plus members each contributed $25 (the minimum accepted), when matched, would result in an additional $4,000.

Further, if each of our board members will accept a challenge from President Beth Ruyle to solicit 10 of their friends for a minimum gift of $25, it could boost total giving to SCAS over $10,000, all given in that one day!

This is a one time event each year and SCAS is only eligible for this 100% match in 2015 because it is our first year to enter the Giving Challenge. Gloria Grenier noted that other organizations blast you with emails before the event. That is very important. We will email everyone with the details and may ask many to make individual contacts.

2015 Giving Challenge
The 2015 Giving Challenge is Tuesday, September 1 at noon through Wednesday, September 2 at noon. Please make your donations by credit card through the site below: 

Very Important:  Only gifts made during that 24-hour period will be matched!  Gifts made before or after will not qualify for the matching program!

Thank you for your generosity.

William Wallace    Kenney DeCamp

Finance Committee Co Vice Presidents