EVENT DATE: Aug 10, 2013
These are our absolute favorite charities. It would mean so much to us if you choose the one that speaks to you the most. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Below are brief descriptions, but you can also use the search function (found in the upper right)... please donate using this page though so Mike and I can be notified and properly thank you with a big hug and kiss at the wedding!
Anita Deming's CCE Capital Campaign: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ASSOCIATION IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK: This 100 year old historic building needs upgrades to the foundation and facade as well as handicap accessibility and energy efficiency work. Many organizations use this building in support of their programs. It maintains a strong connection to youth, education, health, agriculture, and economic development. Please join us in saving Rachel's 4-H building for another 100 years.
Robin Hood holds steadfast to a single mission: fight poverty in New York City. We find, fund and create programs and schools that generate measurable results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. We work closely with the 200 organizations we support to help them reach capacity and maximize outcomes. In 2009, Robin Hood invested $136 million in 200 programs and schools, touching approximately 430,000 New Yorkers. A rigorous system of metrics and third-party evaluation of these groups guarantee accountability. The board pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100 percent of donations goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need to build better lives.
KIPP Foundation: The mission of the KIPP Foundation is to create a respected, influential, national network of public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
Acumen: Acumen seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Acumen''s investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services - like health, water and housing - through innovative, market-oriented approaches.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund: THE INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND PROVIDES SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF MILITARY PERSONNEL SEVERELY INJURED IN SUPPORT OF OUR NATION THESE SERVICES ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE MEDICAL CARE PROVIDED TO THEM AND ENHANCE THEIR ABILITY TO RETURN TO MILITARY SERVICES OR A PRODUCTIVE AND INDEPENDENT CIVILIAN LIFE THESE SERVICES ALSO DEMONSTRATE TO THE ENTIRE MILITARY COMMUNITY THE CONCERN FORTHEM OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS.