Sarasota, Florida, Chapter and “The Giving Challenge”

Message from JoAnne DeVries


HLAA-Sarasota Chapter

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HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee expresses its gratitude and appreciation for your incredible support. Your generosity and willingness to dive in and support us during The Giving Challenge campaign was impressive. Thank you so very much.

100% of the Chapter’s Board contributed to the HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee’s mission!

Online Donations – $4,700
Matching Donations- $3,975
Grants – $1,000* — so far

* “There were two $1,000 grant awards: Hearing Loss Association of America- Sarasota/Manatee and the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. In each case, the judges were impressed with the depth and breadth of board member involvement; the diverse, creative, and connected ways the board executed their outreach strategy; and the board team commitment to the Giving Challenge”.

57 Donors – 45 New (these donations were matched!)

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre – $786–this was not part of The Giving Challenge number but part of our campaign

So basically we raised $10,461 in 24 hours.

The Giving Challenge – 36,417 gifts to non-profits – $6.674 Million dollars raised in the community for non-profits.

Our T.E.A.M. effort worked. Together Everyone Achieves More.

You are making a difference! Many, many thanks for your donations made at all hours of the day and night during the 24-hour Giving Challenge marathon.
If you have any questions, you can reach me, JoAnne DeVries.


Please like HLAA Sarasota Chapter Facebook page here.