Local Charities Drive Their Way To Fundraising Success!
$57,000 Dollars Awarded By The Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation
Indianapolis, IN (USA) – October 10, 2019 – Twelve Indianapolis charities participated in a unique and exciting fundraising event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the annual running of the Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation Charity Road Rally.
The total dollar amount awarded was $57,000 dollars. College Mentors for Kids won the rally and earned $12,500, second place was Children’s Bureau earning $10,000 and third place was The Villages with $7,500. Each of the remaining charities, Heartland Film Festival, IMPD Mounted Horse Patrol, Indy Humane, Indiana Landmarks, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, WFYI, National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), Christel House, and A Little Help earned between $3,400 and $2,600 dollars each for their charities.
“What a unique opportunity the Van Riper Woodard Charity Road Rally is! Mission driven nonprofits, like The Villages, get to explore our great state with other nonprofit colleagues, establishing diverse, new collaborations … all for the cause of more effectively supporting the vulnerable children, youth, and families we are so privileged to serve each day,“ said Sharon Pierce, President & CEO of The Villages.
This year’s rally started at The Stutz Factory in downtown Indianapolis, with leg one ending at King Dough Pizza in Bloomington. The second leg meandered thru Indiana countryside to Wasatch Lake Retreat in Poland, Indiana where the awards dinner was held.
“The Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation truly understands the needs of smaller, local not-for-profits in central Indiana. The rally gave those of us who work and volunteer for our not-for-profits a great bonding experience, an opportunity to meet and get to know other not-for-profits, see some of the hidden jewels around our state, and earn much-needed funding,” added Monica Whitfield Brase, Community Relations Manager with Bank of America who drove for NJTL.
"I know for many it's a different sort of day. That is one of our goals. We hope everything we are doing will help in some meaningful way,” stated Turner Woodard.
As new and pressing needs arise in our local community, the Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation will continue to be a rallying cry for local charities to help them make a difference.