Thank You for Supporting the Village!
Dear Friends of the Village,
During the 24 hour Giving Challenge that ended on May 2, we received over 50 individual donations equaling $3,899. Our benefactors-- who came through for the Village-- are listed below:
Jean G Farmer
Matthew S Farmer
Katherine L Fellin
Jo Ellen Gorris
James C Taylor
Margaret R Webster
Preston Whaley Jr.
Matching funds from the Patterson Foundation amounting to another $3,249 were triggered by your gifts. All in all, we reached a Grand Total of $7,148. THANK YOU!
Your generosity enables us to pursue three special efforts:
- Fruitful Front Yards
- Artistic Outreach for Children
- Village Historical Postcard.
These will enrich the Village by helping make it a better place visually and environmentally. It will enrich us in spirit by helping disadvantaged kids access a little bit of the world of art. And that will enrich them.
Thanks also to those who donated time and effort--to Ruth and Carrie for their great messaging work, to Dave for allowing the Birdrock Taco Shack to be our headquarters, to Bank of the Ozarks for donating food and postage, and especially to Jackie who put it all together. Not to mention those Board members who put in long hours taking pledges and keying them in. And thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota, and the Patterson Foundation for making it all possible.
Online giving may be over, but the real (and fun) work is beginning. VOTA’s projects will succeed if everyone takes a part, large or small, according to their interests and ability.
Again, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the Village, appreciative thanks.
Make it happen. Grow Your Village!
President, Artists Guild of Manatee