Atlanta, GA – Students Without Mothers, Inc. (SWM), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students without mothers, is pleased to announce the formation of a new fundraising program: the Chairman’s Circle and the Director’s Circle donor groups. Funds raised from these two groups will be used to ensure a minimum number of scholarship awards each year, eliminating the uncertainty of total dependence on year-to-year fundraising.
SWM’s initial goal is to guarantee ten scholarships, but organizers certainly expect that number to grow. The combination of the new program plus current yearly fundraising efforts will make a big difference in addressing a huge need.
Don Roman, Board Chair, expressed excitement about the new program:
“This is an important milestone in the history of Students Without Mothers, Inc. The enhancement of our fundraising program plus our increased programming will help ensure the long term sustainability of the organization. We are determined to reach a larger percentage of the students needing our help. These students face one of life’s greatest tragedies — the loss of one’s mother during childhood. With the help of the community, we can help them overcome this tragedy so that they can achieve the education so critical to leading healthy and productive lives.”
Under the program, Circle members will commit to annual pledges, 100% of which will be allocated to the SWM Scholarship Fund. The Chairman’s Circle will consist of those donors making a donation of $5,000 or more per year. The Director’s Circle will consist of those donors making a minimum donation of $1,000 per year.
Chairman’s Circle donations will cover a full, four year scholarship (four annual stipends of $1,000 each) plus funding for a proposed Emergency Fund as well as a new Christmas/Birthday Gift Card program for students. Director’s Circle donations will cover one annual stipend.
Circle members will be recognized in a variety of ways, including names announced at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon, the opportunity to present a scholarship to a student, tickets to the Luncheon, listing on the SWM website, listing in the Annual Report, and a Listing in the Luncheon Program booklet. Members will also receive a framed group photograph of the scholarship recipients.
Visit www.StudentsWithoutMothers.org for a breakout of benefits by group.
The membership drive for the inaugural Class of 2019 commences immediately and will continue through December 31, 2018. Circle benefits for both groups become effective upon satisfaction of pledges and continue throughout the following calendar year.
About Students Without Mothers
Founded in 2004, SWM is a non-profit organization providing scholarships, life coaching and other resources to students who are without mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has accepted 82 students into the scholarship program. Many of these students have indicated they would have been unable to attend college without SWM’s support.
Tax-deductible donations may be made online at www.StudentsWithoutMothers.org or by mailing checks to Students Without Mothers, Inc. 3355 Lenox Rd. NE, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30326.
For more information on how to help, please visit the website.
Company Name: Students Without Mothers’
Contact Person: Mary Torrence Williams
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Address:3355 Lenox Road NE, Suite 750
State: GA 30326
Country: United States