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Friends of Myakka River

Friends of Myakka River won 6 awards during the 2022 Giving Challenge, raising an additional $11,100 for a new total of over $38,000.

June 10, 2022 10:32 AM | Friends of Myakka River (Administrator)

Friends of Myakka River are extremely pleased to report that before, during and after the 2022 Giving Challenge, we won $11,100 in awards,  including the coveted First Place for Best Overall Campaign - A $5,000 prize!    

Our 2022 Giving Challenge Video Commercial, highlighting our new Outreach and Environmental Education Program was one of 10 selected from over 40 applicants as a recipient of a $1,500 Best Video Commercial Prize.

We also won $2,000 prizes for Best Giving Challenge Turnaround, awarded to the organization with the best turnaround performance from the 2020 Giving Challenge, and a prize for Best Use of Social Media. And thanks to our online voters, our Giving Challenge Photo submission (pictured below), which used evocative photos from our social media campaign, and screen captures from our video commercial to illustrate how we Share Myakka's Magic through our new Outreach and Environmental Program, was one of 20 to receive the most public votes, and a $500 for Best Giving Challenge Photo!

"We are extremely grateful to our members, volunteers, the community at large and our local philanthropists, whose incredible support helped make this fundraiser such a huge success!" said Miri Hardy, PhD, Executive Director, "And we are thrilled by this resounding support for our new program."

The award monies bring our 2022 Giving Challenge fundraiser total to over $38,000.  And, thanks to these funds, we look forward to continuing to increase the Friends of Myakka River's impact in the areas of outreach, community engagement and environmental education moving forward!   And if YOU would like to get involved in our new program, we'd love to hear from you.  

For more information about our new Outreach and Environmental Education Program, visit our Giving Partner Profile or contact Miri Hardy.


Friends of Myakka River
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

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