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

Posted by Summy Lau on Jul 18, 2017 7:35:00 AM
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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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April Donation Give-away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

Posted by Summy Lau on Apr 13, 2017 6:05:00 AM

April 2017 Donation Giveaway Winner: Miracle League Las Vegas

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

Posted by Summy Lau on Jan 17, 2017 7:15:00 AM

January 2017 Winspire Donation Giveaway Winner Michael Stopka

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

Posted by Summy Lau on Oct 4, 2016 9:19:43 AM

Fortress YDC Giveaway Winner - Winspire Donation Giveaway

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

Posted by Summy Lau on Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

July 2016 Giveaway Winner AnnouncedWe 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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April Donation Give-Away Winner: Heather Angstreich

Posted by Summy Lau on Apr 12, 2016 8:41:46 AM

16Q2-Donation-Giveaway-Heather-Angstreich-post-image.pngWe 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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Congrats to our April Donation Give-Away Winner: Nikki Katrodia from WINGS Program!

Posted by Ian Lauth on Apr 7, 2015 9:05:00 AM

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We are excited to announce the winner of the April 2015 Donation Give-Away drawing! Nikki Katrodia of Rolling Meadows, IL will be using the two framed and autographed classic MLB jerseys to help raise money for the WINGS Program organization, where she works as the Special Events Coordinator. 

Donation-Give-Away-JERSEYS3WINGS was established in 1985 to provide integrated services and help combat domestic violence and homelessness one family at a time. Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, WINGS is committed to helping abused and abandoned women and children overcome difficult life circumstances and accomplish goals that will lead to an enhanced quality of life. 

The donated jerseys will be used as silent auction items at their 9th Annual Charity Gold Outing on Monday, July 20th at the beautiful Inverness Golf Club. The proceeds raised at the event will support the woman and children of WINGS. For more information about the Golf Outing, visit www.wingsprogram.com.

"I normally use Winspire travel packages at our Annual Purple Tie Ball that takes place in October. This event is well know for the auctions and especially the live auction," says Nikki, "Our guests love the packages and we received nothing but positive comments from past winners. The packages are unique and you have a great variety. Something for everyone. I have worked with Amanda Miles and she has been very helpful each time. The Napa Valley packages seems to be most popular with our donors."

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Congratulations to Johnna Burton and the Histiocytosis Association!

Posted by Winspireme on Dec 5, 2011 1:00:00 AM

We are happy to announce the winner of Winspire's first Donation Give-Away! Johnna Burton of Texas was randomly selected from our online followers as the winner of the VIP Wine Experience Package to Napa Valley. She quickly selected an organization to donate it to. The Histiocytosis Association of America has worked closely with her and her son, Mike, who suffers from Adult Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.

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Topics: Donation Give-Aways, donation-give-away, histiocytosis-association-of-america, donation-give-away-winner, nonprofits, vip-wine-experience

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