American Fundraising Foundation Announces Newest Recipients of Golden Pear Grants
MAITLAND, Fla. (12/9/22) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) announced recipients of the 2022 Golden Pear Grants during a live stream on Facebook in a record breaking $250,000 distribution of funds and an additional $100K in-kind donations through its Educational Foundation.
The Sharing Center was among the organizations selected for an unrestricted grant in the amount of $5,000.
“We are pleased to present The Sharing Center with a Golden Pear Grant. Their application was very compelling, and the work they do provides essentials to people in need,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation. “We are grateful for all they are doing to make a difference. The Golden Pear is part of our logo and symbolizes good health, prosperity, longevity and future happiness – all the things we hope for them and the many organizations that impact lives daily.”
In 1986, 17 churches joined together to serve those experiencing hunger and homelessness. Today, The Sharing Center has grown to become the most comprehensive social services organization in Seminole County. The Sharing Center has supported over 437,500 individuals facing a range of difficult circumstances from emergency hardships to life-long stability. With this award and the continued support of the community, they can provide dignified solutions through faith and compassion.
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About the American Fundraising Foundation
Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with over 500 organizations in support of their funding needs.
The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Florida and opens its training center to nonprofit organizations for lunch and learns as well as special programs. Its Educational Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 and provides professional training for Development Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, and others leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience. It offers expertise in a wide variety of topics for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1000.
Since its inception in 1999, the American Fundraising Foundation has distributed more than $44 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, whether in person, virtual or hybrid events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.
Additionally, AmFund annually donates unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants, to select organizations.
The Golden Pear, prominently part of AmFund’s logo, is deeply rooted in history as well as in its mission. Throughout history, even before the written word, the pear has been honored as a sacred fruit signifying wisdom, prosperity, good health, longevity, and future happiness – all the things Amfund seeks for its nonprofit partners.