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Community Generates Over $1.6 Million in 2018 Challenge Match

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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The Wayne County Foundation announced today detailed results of its 2018 Challenge Match.

Fifty-four local organizations collectively raised $1.39 million from generous donors in a nine-day period this November. This amount, plus the Foundation match, represents over $1.63 million in total contributed benefit to the community.

The Challenge Match was an opportunity for participating organizations to share up to $240,000 from the Foundation, based on qualifying gifts they received from the community in a designated match period. It was the seventh time that the program was offered.

“Our community is incredibly generous,” said Steve Borchers, executive director of the Foundation. “This was the largest Challenge Match to date in terms of the number of participating organizations and the number of dollars raised. Clearly, this remains an incredibly effective tool to help local not-for-profit organizations promote themselves in the community and raise critical operating dollars.”
All but two organizations met or exceeded their match goals. Any unmatched dollars were distributed as ‘bonus bucks’ to the organizations that over-achieved their match goals.

“We especially want to thank our Match Partners,” Borchers said. The Match Partners included the Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund, Mr. Richard Jeffers, the Reinke Donor Advised Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Rosar, and the Wayne Bank and Trust Community Fund.“ Their contributions really led the way and enabled more organizations to participate.”
The participating organizations and the amounts they received from the community and the Foundation are as follows:

 

 

Organization Name

 

Match Goal

 

Community Contributions

 

Foundation Contribution

Total Amount Generated

2nd Chance Animal Rescue

$2,500

$6,090.29

$2,508.82

$8,599.11

Achieva Resources Corporation

$5,000

$9,447.50

$4,647.50

$14,095.00

Amigos, The Richmond Latino Center

$5,000

$30,935.00

$5,038.45

$35,973.45

Birth-to-Five

$5,000

$17,147.33

$5,017.27

$22,164.60

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

$10,000

$303,734.39

$10,065.19

$313,799.58

Brighter Path

$2,500

$4,557.29

$2,505.30

$7,062.59

Center City Development Corporation

$5,000

$7,249.00

$4,169.00

$11,418.00

Christian Charities of

Richmond/Wayne County

 

$2,500

 

$8,815.38

 

$2,514.69

 

$11,330.07

Circle U Help Center

$5,000

$50,011.43

$5,042.58

$55,054.01

Communities In Schools of Wayne

County

 

$10,000

 

$58,571.43

 

$10,018.33

 

$68,589.76

Community Christian School

$2,500

$9,680.00

$2,523.34

$12,203.34

Community Food Pantry

$5,000

$28,204.91

$5,034.62

$33,239.53

Cope Environmental Center

$10,000

$39,252.38

$10,020.98

$49,273.36

Diplomas Inc.

$2,500

$8,135.00

$2,519.18

$10,654.18

Every Child Can Read/K-Ready

program

 

$5,000

 

$21,719.00

 

$5,021.65

 

$26,740.65

Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library

$5,000

$14,816.50

$5,011.28

$19,827.78

Gateway Hunger Relief Center

$2,500

$13,610.00

$2,519.10

$16,129.10

Genesis of Richmond

$5,000

$32,876.83

$5,033.49

$37,910.32

Girls Inc. Wayne County

$10,000

$53,699.29

$10,017.73

$63,717.02

Golay Community Center

$5,000

$29,210.00

$5,029.81

$34,239.81

Good News Habitat for Humanity

$2,500

$12,175.00

$2,532.94

$14,707.94

Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care

$5,000

$16,849.00

$5,016.76

$21,865.76

Hayes Arboretum

$2,500

$23,587.50

$2,566.69

$26,154.19

HELP The Animals

$2,500

$11,029.28

$2,523.93

$13,553.21

Hope House

$2,500

$17,580.13

$2,550.08

$20,130.21

JACY House

$5,000

$15,244.43

$5,013.18

$20,257.61

Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana

$2,500

$10,654.75

$2,514.15

$13,168.90

Model T Ford Club of America

$2,500

$24,808.00

$2,570.84

$27,378.84

Music Boosters of Richmond

$2,500

$4,785.00

$2,507.78

$7,292.78

Natco Community Empowerment

Center

 

$2,500

 

$2,845.00

 

$2,501.17

 

$5,346.17

Northeastern Music Boosters

$2,500

$4,671.00

$2,507.39

$7,178.39

Open Arms Ministries

$2,500

$13,392.39

$2,531.43

$15,923.82

Richmond Art Museum

$10,000

$59,661.19

$10,026.95

$69,688.14

Richmond Civic Theatre

$2,500

$14,585.00

$2,527.53

$17,112.53

Richmond Community Orchestra

$2,500

$8,120.00

$2,519.13

$10,639.13

Richmond Day Nursery

$2,500

$6,145.00

$2,512.41

$8,657.41

Richmond Family YMCA

$5,000

$11,718.44

$5,008.88

$16,727.32

Richmond Friends School

$5,000

$40,683.42

$5,051.24

$45,734.66

Richmond Parks and Recreation

$10,000

$40,151.50

$10,010.39

$50,161.89

Richmond Rose Garden

$5,000

$19,390.00

$5,015.05

$24,405.05

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

$5,000

$28,937.50

$5,034.37

$33,971.87

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

$10,000

$117,698.46

$10,029.85

$127,728.31

Senior Opportunities Services

$2,500

$3,884.87

$2,504.71

$6,389.58

Starr-Gennett Foundation

$2,500

$7,725.00

$2,517.79

$10,242.79

Sunrise, Inc. Therapeutic Riding

Center

 

$2,500

 

$8,336.22

 

$2,513.06

 

$10,849.28

Townsend Community Center

$2,500

$6,090.00

$2,512.22

$8,602.22

Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

$5,000

$23,575.28

$5,028.99

$28,604.27

Wayne County Historical Museum

$5,000

$21,684.00

$5,025.85

$26,709.85

Wayne County Soil and Water

Conservation District

 

$2,500

 

$5,095.00

 

$2,508.83

 

$7,603.83

Wernle Youth and Family Treatment

Center

 

$2,500

 

$10,682.00

 

$2,515.94

 

$13,197.94

Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars

$10,000

$37,937.77

$10,021.00

$47,958.77

Whitewater Valley Pro Bono

Commission

 

$2,500

 

$4,015.00

 

$2,505.16

 

$6,520.16

Williamsburg Area Community Center

$2,500

$5,940.00

$2,511.71

$8,451.71

Youth As Resources

$2,500

$3,756.84

$2,504.28

$6,261.12

 

Totals

 

$240,000

 

$1,391,196.92

 

$240,000.00

 

$1,631,196.92

 

 

“Many people have told us how much they appreciate the Foundation’s role in promoting this kind of giving,” Borchers said. “But we’re the ones who need to be saying thanks. The participating organizations, our Match Partners, the media outlets that helped promote the program, and especially all of the donors who gave so generously are the ones who make the Challenge Match a success. They are the ones who make it all possible.”

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