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October Donation Give-Away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's fourth Donation Give-Away drawing of 2017! Congratulations goes to B.J. Menter, Special Events Coordinator at Arc of Onandaga. The Syracuse, New York-based charity is passionate about empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. It's our honor to be able to donate a $1,000 Hilton gift card for their use in an upcoming fundraiser.

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  • Oct 12, 2017 8:43:34 AM

July Donation Give-Away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's third Donation Give-Away drawing of 2017! Congratulations goes to Rachel Honegger, Event Consultant for the annual MS Carnivale and auction benefiting the Central Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Fund. This charitable organization provides excellence in multiple sclerosis care to patients and families in need. It's our honor to be able to donate a $1,000 Four Seasons gift card for their use in an upcoming fundraiser.

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  • Jul 18, 2017 7:35:00 AM

April Donation Give-away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's second Donation Give-Away drawing of 2017! Congratulations goes to Robin Loyed, Board Member and Game Day Announcer at Miracle League of Las Vegas, a charitable organization that provides children and adults with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in a safe, nurturing environment. It's our honor to be able to donate a 2-night stay at the spectacular Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif., a Preferred Hotels property, for their use in an upcoming fundraiser. After the drawing, we reached out to Loyed to find out more about their cause and how the prize can be used to generate revenue for Miracle League. Read on to learn more, plus get a sneak peek at our next giveaway!

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  • Apr 13, 2017 6:05:00 AM

January Donation Give-away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first Donation Give-Away drawing of 2017! Congratulations goes to Michael Stopka, Executive Director at Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. in Mattoon, Ill., an emergency shelter and community resource open to all individuals and families in need. It's our honor to be able to donate a 3-night stay at the spectacular Kinzie Hotel in Chicago, a Preferred Hotels property, for their use in an upcoming raffle. After the drawing, we reached out to Michael to find out how he plans to use the prize to generate revenue for their lifesaving services in central Illinois. Read on to learn more about their cause, plus get a sneak peek at our next giveaway prize. Comprehensive care for those at risk Since 2003, Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has served as a safe haven for hundreds of homeless or at-risk individuals and families every year. "We are an emergency shelter open for men, women and children," Michael explains. "On average we provide over 4,500 shelter nights per year to those most in need."

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  • Jan 17, 2017 7:15:00 AM

October Donation Give-away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our fourth Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Congratulations goes to Stacy Agee, Director of Communications & Development at Fortress Youth Development Center (Fortress YDC) in Fort Worth, Texas. Fortress YDC brings hope to the lives of at-risk children by providing resources that will help them break the cycle of generational poverty. The programs are designed to ignite spiritually, engage relationally, and equip academically. It's our honor to be able to donate a 5-night stay at the spectacular Waikiki Parc Hotel in Hawaii, a Preferred Hotels property, for their use in an upcoming fundraiser. After the drawing, we reached out to Stacy to find out how she plans to use the prize to generate more revenue at the upcoming 9th annual StoryLand Dinner and Auction. We were blown away by her story! Read on to learn more about Fortress YDC's work bridging the education gap in Fort Worth, Stacy's fundraising challenges and successes, and get a sneak peek at our next prize. An urgent mission Many people assume all students in America have the same opportunity to succeed in life. A recent study by advocacy nonprofit organization Children at Risk shows otherwise. They compared 1,059 elementary schools in Texas and found that one school in Fort Worth was ranked number 1,020, while another school just 5 miles away was ranked number 10. It's clear not all kids have the same opportunity. Fortress YDC is here to help close that gap.

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  • Oct 4, 2016 9:19:43 AM

July Donation Give-Away Winner Announced! Drumroll please...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our third Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Congratulations goes to Doug Tiede, Special Events Manager for the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in Apple Valley, Minn. The Foundation secures gifts, hosts special events and advocates on behalf of the Minnesota Zoo. Its mission: to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Since 1978, the Zoo has become a state, national, and international leader in wildlife conservation and environmental education.

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  • Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

April Donation Give-Away Winner: Heather Angstreich

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our second Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Congratulations goes to Heather Angstreich of Bethpage, NY. Heather is the Special Events Coordinator for Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities (ACLD), a leading not-for-profit agency on Long Island that proudly serves the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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  • Apr 12, 2016 8:41:46 AM

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

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