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January Donation Give-Away Winner: Morgan Stewart

We are excited to announce the winner of our first Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Morgan Stewart of San Francisco, California will be using the $1,000 Fairmont gift card donated by Winspire to help raise money for California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) where she works as Special Events Coordinator.  CSPF is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California’s state parks. Their mission is to deliver innovative solutions to create an excellent parks system by facilitating park improvements, inspiring stewardship, supporting partners, advocating for sound policies, and connecting people to parks. "Over 75 million people visit California's 280 state parks each year," Morgan explains, "so it's our goal is to ensure that the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities are available for everyone to enjoy now and for generations to come."

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  • Jan 8, 2016 9:48:55 AM

October Donation Give-Away Winner: Imanni Burg from Moscow, Russia!

We are excited to announce the winner of the October 2015 Donation Give-Away drawing ...and boy were we in for a surprise when the winner turned out to be from Moscow, Russia!! Imanni Burg serves as the Executive Director and Development Director for MPC Social Services. Since 1991, MPC Social Services has supported poor and marginalized people in Moscow, Russia by providing:

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  • Oct 6, 2015 8:09:03 AM

Congrats to our July Donation Give-Away Winner: Julie-Anne Lambert

We are excited to announce the winner of the July 2015 Donation Give-Away drawing! Julie-Anne Lambert of Hudson, Quebec, Canada will be using the Napa Valley Wine Tour Experience to help raise money for The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation (VSPCRF) where she is the Assistant Executive Director of Fundraising.  VSPCRF was founded in 2005 to provide professional palliative care in the community, free of charge. Their mission is to offer a home where serenity, warmth, comfort and relief are provided with an approach to excellence in palliative care, thanks to a passionate and professional team of employees, volunteers and partners. 

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  • Jul 9, 2015 9:29:00 AM

Congratulations to our Donation Give-Away Winner: Nancy from Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities!

Winspire is excited to announce the winner of the first Donation Give-Away of 2015! Nancy Winkelman of Warrenville, IL will be using the donated New York Getaway for two to help raise money for the organization Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities, where she works as the Program Director. Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA) was founded in 1996 to provide therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or social challenges. Located in a western suburb of Chicago, FTEA seeks to meet the special needs of each program participant in a recreational setting.   The donated trip to New York City will be used as part of their live auction offerings at the next Circle of Friends Fundraising Gala on November 7, 2015. This is an annual event which FTEA has hosted for the past 8 years, with all proceeds going to support the therapeutic horseback riding program. Costa Rica All-Inclusive 5-Night Stay at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa with Airfare for 2 (1470-2) View Experience Details → "Our event last November was the first time FTEA has used Winspire travel packages," says Nancy, "Our guests have not taken their trips yet, but it was exciting to be able to offer Experiences like the one to Costa Rica. This was a totally new experience for us." Operating almost year round, FTEA is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and serves about 70 program participants each week. Participants are as young as three years old and range in age all the way through adulthood. This is made possible with a small staff of PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors and a large corps of wonderful and generous volunteers who donate over 10,000 man hours each year. The eleven horses and ponies working in the program were carefully chosen for their kind and gentle disposition and all were generously donated to FTEA.

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  • Jan 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM

May Give-Away Winner: Congratulations to Connie Mattos & The Child Advocacy Center!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the May 2012 Donation Give-Away! Connie Mattos is excited to be donating the Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf to the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, CO for use in their next fundraiser. The Child Advocacy Center is a Nonprofit whose mission it is to reduce trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse. From the CAC website, "Our vision is to eliminate child abuse through prevention and education. Where we cannot, all victims will receive comprehensive and compassionate services from an effective team of professionals." The CAC conducts forensic interviews with children who have allegedly been abused, or who have been possible witnesses to violent crimes; provides support services, mental health and medical exam referrals to families; holds community trainings on child abuse issues; conducts both a school (Talking About Touching) and community based (Steward’s of Children) prevention program.

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  • Jun 7, 2012 5:29:00 AM

Congratulations to our February Donation Give-Away Winner: Emily Leonard & The San Anselmo Preschool Center!

Winspire is thrilled to announce the winner of the February 2012 Donation Give-Away! Emily Leonard will be donating the Napa Valley Wine Train Package to the The San Anselmo Preschool Center. The San Anselmo Preschool Center offers a program that blends teacher directed activities and self-initiated learning in a setting that includes art, music, dramatic play, pre-reading manipulatives, large motor activities, and "hands on" natural science. Children work together in mixed-aged groupings except for a 45 minute "group time" each morning and afternoon. At "group time" children are divided by age with one teacher for activities appropriate to their age and development.

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  • Mar 14, 2012 1:00:00 AM

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