Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn Street
Englewood, Florida 34223
The 36 Hour Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation and it is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the Manatee Community Foundation, the Charlotte Community Foundation and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. This year's campaign slogan is "Unleash Your Inner Generosity." They have already raised $645,000.00 to give away with your help. Last year your generosity helped them to raise over 2.4 million dollars. They hope to shatter that number this year.
The Patterson Foundation will match new and increased gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per individual, "unique" donor per nonprofit for the first $430,000.00, starting at 7:00 am on March 5th. Donations will be matched until the money runs out. Last year the matching money went in 4 minutes and 21 seconds, so be poised and ready at your computer at 7 on the dot to attempt to receive a matching gift. The remaining $215,000.00 will be spread throughout the course of the 36-hour period, in the form of incentive grants, to inspire continuous giving. Go to the web site https://thegivingpartner.s3.amazonaws.com/prizes.html for a complete list of prizes. The rules for giving and qualifying for the grants are detailed on the web site https://thegivingpartner.s3.amazonaws.com/rules.html
For 36 hours in March, you can DOUBLE your financial assistance by partnering in a 36-Hour Giving Challenge that matches your contribution to Lemon Bay Playhouse up to $1000.00. Please do it quickly because the “match money” does not last long! Through these donations you can keep us growing and help us meet our immediate needs, such as updates to our light and sound system and replacement of our ailing air conditioning units. To view a complete list of our needs, please see our Strategic Plan.
There are a few ways to give on March 5th and 6th:
1. Go to the www.givingpartnerchallenge.org website starting at 7am on March 5th. The site will have a specific page on it from which your donation can be made. Then complete the form designating the Lemon Bay Playhouse as your recipient. You will need a major credit card and a valid email address. Your receipt will be sent immediately via email and will indicate the donation was made to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. All monies raised will go toward implementing LBP’s Five Year Strategic Plan. You may access the strategic plan and download it by clicking the link Strategic Plan.
2. Call Lemon Bay Playhouse and we will do it for you (941) 474-9610
3. If donating more than $1,000, or if you are donating late in the day, your money will go farther if you donate through the Lemon Bay Playhouse web site link Donations.
When donating to LBP you may use whichever method you choose for your contribution. Either way, your gift will be acknowledged and a receipt given. For more information please read our appeal letter.
If you have any questions, or need assistance with this process, please do not hesitate to call the Lemon Bay Playhouse at 941-474-9610.