Dear Supporters and Friends,
We were so pleased to gather virtually with many of you recently at our Perfect Pairings Benefit event to celebrate the difference made possible this year with your generosity. Together we raised over $80,000!
Our event sponsors, donors, and speakers helped create a memorable evening of appearances from tutors, students, educators and civic leaders that deepened our commitment to local students and reinforced how Healthy Cities volunteers are supporting students, building connections, and strengthening community.
We are especially grateful to the Baker Family Charitable Trust for their incredible support at the Magnum Level, and the Holmes Helping Hands Foundation for being our Fund-A-Pairing Challenge donor. These significant donor contributions, and gifts from so many individuals and businesses support our mission, thank you! You may view a full list of event sponsors and watch the event here.
As we celebrate our 25th year, we are bursting with gratitude for all that you have helped us accomplish and all that your support makes possible for the next 25 years.
As founding director, Donna Becht, noted in her remarkable speech about the program she started, “along the way, many additional impacts in the broader community have been felt: helping teachers provide one more layer of intervention; helping parents with additional resources to support their child; helping high school students develop mentorship skills; and finally, helping retirees impart their wisdom and life experiences to those they tutor.”
Thank you for being by our side on this journey and for supporting more children to achieve academic success, engagement in learning, and enhanced self esteem.