Pictured: Jean Hochron, Jerry Dillon, Woody Woodroof, Amy Kleine and Jack Dillon
We are pleased to announce that on July 21st Red Wiggler was presented with a $10,000 unsolicited contribution as a special “Employee Giving Grant” via Amy Kleine and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation! Amy Kleine awarded our group last week during their Annual Employee Giving Luncheon.
About a month ago I was walking into the office from the fields and I got an unexpected call from Amy Kleine who is a program officer at the Weinberg Foundation. She informed me that she had chosen Red Wiggler to receive her 2009 Employee Giving Grant. I was speechless. We were unaware that such a program existed and this contribution came at just the right time. While many of our regular donors continue to make contributions to our Annual Fund it is true that the economy is effecting our donors and Annual Fund gifts are down. This gift bridges the gap! And for us this recognition is a tremendous shot in the arm at this time. Our team here at Red Wiggler is so grateful to Amy Kleine and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Trustees for this special gift. This gift will go a long way as we work to “create fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community.”
Click here to see the notes for Amys’ award speach