Thanksgiving is over, but we’re still giving thanks to all of the generous individuals, companies, and organizations who have recently made contributions to CultureALL. Here’s a quick funding update:
New Funding from The Principal Financial Group
We are pleased to announce that The Principal Financial Group recently awarded us $7,500 in grant and sponsorship funding. Part of this award will support our general operations in the coming year. The rest of Principal’s contribution will support our Brazilian Ball event. Principal has been a longtime supporter of our organization, and we appreciate their ongoing commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in our community.
New Funding from U.S. Bank
We are grateful for U.S. Bank’s continued support for our school programs – we just received their grant for $2,500. Funding from community partners like U. S, Bank help us compensate our CultureALL Ambassadors for their time and talents in bringing their cultures into classrooms throughout greater Des Moines and Central Iowa.
New Funding from Bravo
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded $22,500 from Bravo Greater Des Moines to support operations in 2017 – our second Bravo grant this fiscal year! Funding from Bravo is part of what helps us keep our program fees affordable to schools and community organizations. We are are extremely grateful to Bravo and to the local communities who contribute tax revenues to the Bravo fund:
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Thank You, Clive Community Foundation
Last week, we received notice that the Clive Community Foundation had awarded us $2,000 in support of an upcoming project: the Clive Culture Fair. The Culture Fair is a collaboration with Clive area schools and community partners. The project is still in the planning stages, so stay tuned for details!
Brazilian Ball Sponsors
In addition to The Principal Financial Group, a number of sponsors have come on board to support the Brazilian Ball. They Include Des Moines Area Community College, Homesteader’s Life, Brown Winick Law Firm, and a number of generous individual sponsors. For the latest updates on sponsors, click here.
If you – or your company would be interested in supporting the Ball, please contact our Executive Director Sherry Gupta by phone 515-272-8569 ext. 3, or click here to send an e-mail. For more information on the benefits of sponsorship, click here.
#GivingTuesday Funding Update:
Thank You to everyone who helped us launch our end of year fundraising campaign by making a contribution on #GivingTuesday. With your help, CultureALL was able to raise nearly $2,000 in online gifts and gifts by mail. Our goal now is to bring that total to at at least $5,000 by the end of the year, and it’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation.