The 2018 Giving Challenge

On June 1, 2018 the Arts and Cultural Alliance team joined hundreds of other non-profit organizations to celebrate the 2018 Giving Challenge. The celebration included remarks from Roxie Jerde of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Debra Jacobs of The Patterson Foundation, and Susie Bowie of the Manatee Community Foundation as well as the special prize announcments.

The Alliance has participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge since its inception in 2012.  This year over 600 non-profit organizations participated and $11.7 million was raised in 24 hours through individual donors and the 1:1 match (up to $100) by The Patterson Foundation!

Derba Jacobs, Jim Shirley, and Roxie Jerde under the Alliance umbrella, our social media campaign. 

In addition to the individual donations and generous match, multiple organizations sponsored special prizes. This year the Alliance won a social media shout out prize during the Giving Challenge from the Community Foundation and an award for best use of social media sponsored by the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

It is an honor to serve such a wonderful community through local arts and culture and the Giving Challenge allows us to increase our efforts in arts advocacy education, and equity.  We look forward to participating in the 2019 Giving Challenge!