We are grateful for your support!
Thank you for your support during the 2022 Giving Challenge.
Your donation will help keep Sarasota singing - bringing people together in beautiful harmony, brighter days, and more fulfilling lives. Because of your generosity, happy days are here again!
Our deepest gratitude goes out to the organizations that made this wonderful day of giving possible. The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and Charlotte Community Foundation.
Enjoy this musical invitation to be the one
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, not only for presenting this exciting day, but for selecting us as one of the winners of the Best Giving Day Challenge Story of 2020. Here is our story:
Giving Challenge to the Rescue!
Wow! 2020 - what a difficult, trying year it was.
For the Chorus of the Keys, it was extremely so! In March we had to stop meeting - no rehearsals, cancel performances - and have no idea when we'd be getting back together!
Big question - do we immediately and drastically slash expenses in an attempt to survive?
Or is there another choice? For the first time ever, we had been approved to participate in the Community Foundation of Sarasota Giving Challenge, scheduled for late April of 2020. But we were novices with no way of knowing how the community would respond to our needs. However, it did give us some wait and see time, and we could hold off on the slashing.
Well, the community responded enthusiastically and generously! They enabled us to meet, virtually, staying connected, learning new songs, polishing repertoire---and continue financially. Now we've performed our Annual Show - "Together Again" in February, 2022, and are looking forward to other performances.
As we approach the 2022 Giving Challenge, April 26-27, noon to noon, we are focused on this year and the future - happier days, hopefully. Our needs continue, such as purchasing new music, updating attire, adding publicity, finding more singers, purchasing risers, and administering scholarships for talented students.
Please follow the Chorus of the Keys 2022 Giving Challenge news in the coming days. Your donations will keep Sarasota singing - bringing people together in beautiful harmony, brighter days, and more fulfilling lives. Be the one! Happy days are here again!
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What is the Giving Challenge?
The 2022 Giving Challenge returns from noon to noon on April 26-27 for 24 hours of local giving. This exciting online giving day connects nearly 700 nonprofit organizations with passionate donors and community members to support diverse causes and create enduring impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.
Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection and provided more than$59 million in unrestricted funding over seven challenges. During the 2020 Giving Challenge, in a time of unprecedented need, our community reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support, raising $19.1 million in just 24 hours.
Join our vibrant culture of giving and maximize your potential impact by being part of the 2022 Giving Challenge.
The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and Charlotte Community Foundation.
We are grateful for your support!