The Season of Sharing campaign surpassed $1.37 million in total donations over the holidays, just more than a month into the effort. Nearly 2,900 individuals in the community have contributed so far to the campaign, which assists local individuals and families on the verge of homelessness. The community can still help the campaign reach new milestones and incentives from The Patterson Foundation: Patterson will donate $100,000 when the campaign reaches 4,000 individual contributors and each time the community raises $500,000 increments. The Patterson Foundation has already contributed $200,000 to this year’s effort. Learn more here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast received $30,000 from Bank of America Client Foundation – Virginia White Clark Fund for Gateways to Graduation, a program composed of both the Gateways to Success and Decisions to Win dropout prevention programs. The organization also received $5,000 from The Bladel Foundation to support its one-to-one mentoring.
Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP raised more than $14,000 in 2014 for 15 area nonprofit organizations through its Leadership Shumaker program.
Neal Communities donated $5,000 to B.D. Gullett Elementary School’s Neal Communities Golf Challenge. The elementary school, which has grown by 100-plus students, raised more than $16,000. The funds raised by the Golf Challenge have been allocated toward technology for its students.