2015-2016 ANNUAL FUND RESULTS AND SPONSORSHIP FOLLOW-UP
To everyone who took part in any or all of the Annual Fund opportunities…THANK YOU!! From the on-line fundraising, the Fun-D Run Raffle, the on-line auction, the community fundraising, to all the donations brought in for Bags of Hope Central Florida…everybody did their part to help make this year successful!!!
On-line fundraising this year raised $3813.49. If you add this total to our corporate donations of $5350.00 and our PDQ Family Night total of $76.54, we are very pleased to announce that our philanthropic recipient will receive a check for $1451.06. Bags of Hope Central Florida will be presented with this check in January. Well done LMMA for supporting this worthy cause!
The raffle raised over $2,700 and all proceeds went directly into our final number. Our on-line NASCAR auction raised $3975 this year, our biggest total yet. THANK YOU to Sharon Gordon and Michael Lynch – Samantha Lynch’s parents – for donating these wonderful tickets again!
Although we didn’t quite meet our participation goal of 100% this year, 85% of the community did contribute to the Annual Fund and over $12,000 was raised. In total we raised over $28,500. Our organic snack program has been implemented, the rain awning to connect both sides of the school is on order, the aroma therapy/diffusers have been put into the classrooms to cut down on viruses and our teachers will be ordering new books for their classrooms soon.
We feel it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to recognize our corporate sponsors. This is a very important part of our Annual Fund and we will look to these supporters again next year. In order for them to want to participate, we need to show our support!! When you have business you can send their way, please do so. When you visit their establishments, please let them know where your child(ren) goes to school and thank them personally! This goes a long way and helps us ensure a successful event next year.
CORPORATE SPONSORS ($5350 in total)
· Picerne Development
· Orange Theory Fitness Lake Mary
· Smoothie King
· Pro-Tech Services
· D1 Sports Training & Therapy, Lake Mary
· Victory Martial Arts, Lake Mary
· Kersenbrock Chiropractic
· Orlando Meats – delivery available
· Sports Clips, Lake Mary
In-Kind Sponsorships (Food Donations, Etc.)
*make a special point to thank those who donated food – it’s not easy feeding a school for free!
· Olde Towne Cyclery in Downtown Lake Mary (for the third year in a row – our path patrol)
· Tony’s Deli Downtown Sanford – 129 W. 1st Street
· PDQ Restaurant – Sanford
· Smoothie King
Thank you to Liz and Steve Tibstra, Misty Kane and Kristen Manieri for working with us on all aspects of the Fun-D Run. Without these people, it would not have been successful. Thank you to John Bisigni for all of his “sweat equity” AGAIN this year and to our “water bearers” for the event, the Escue Family. And of course, all of the staff and wonderful teachers who helped with all of the details on the day of the event!
In closing, and on behalf of Sheila, Scott and the faculty, thank you for making the 2015-2016 LMMA Annual Fund Drive a success! We are happy to be a part of such a wonderful community.
All the best,
Sharon & Marty Hall
Annual Fund Chairpersons