Because of the generosity of the community and a last minute anonymous donation of $1,200, the Sewanee Community Chest met its 2013–14 fundraising goal.
“The Sewanee Civic Association is grateful to all who made a commitment to help reach our goal for this year,” said Theresa Shackelford, Community Chest Steward. “The support for the 28 local organizations is very much appreciated.”
The Sewanee Civic Association organizes the volunteer led Community Chest, which raises tens of thousands of dollars yearly for local organizations that support youth sports, outreach, community and educational programs in the tri-county area. Through Community Chest funding, these organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs.
This year, the Community Chest had a goal of $107,725 to help fund 28 local organizations. The money raised in the community goes directly to organizations that support the following: Community Aid, $39,000; Children, $37,300; Quality of Life, $23,500; and Beyond Sewanee, $8,200.
Requests to the Community Chest this year totaled approximately $142,250.
“The need to help fund local organizations on a yearly basis is apparent,” said Shackelford.
“If you have not made your gift to the Community Chest this year, it is not too late. Any money that exceeds the goal will be used to support our mission to aid the community with yearly funding, and emergency requests as they arise,” said Shackelford. Last year, the Community Chest was able to grant an additional $10,000 in emergency funding.
The Honor Roll of Donors can be found here.
Projected Distributions by the Sewanee Community Chest
- Sewanee Elementary PTO $20,000
- Community Action Committee $15,000
- Sewanee Senior Citizens $12,000
- Sewanee Children’s Center $12,000
- Sewanee Mountain Messenger $11,000
- Folks at Home $5,000
- Sewanee Community Center $4,500
- Housing Sewanee $4,000
- Fourth of July Celebration $3,000
- Franklin County Humane Society $3,000
- South Cumberland TimeBank $3,000
- Sewanee Little League $2,500
- Blue Monarch $2,500
- Sewanee Angel Park $1,500
- Mountain Goat Trail Alliance $1,200
- Phil White Dog Park $1,100
- Campora Family Resource Center $1,000
- Grundy County Food Bank $1,000
- Sewanee Chorale $625
- Cub Scout Pack 152 $600
- St. Mark’s Community Center $500
- Thurmond Library $500
- Tigersharks Swim Team $500
- Haven of Hope $500
- Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace $500
- Boy Scout Troop 14 $300
- Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200
- Girl Scout Troop 621 $200