Maryville Academy to host its first virtual fundraiser June 1-5
After postponing two of its fundraisers when the stay-at-home order was enforced in March, Maryville finds a creative way to raise money for the children and its life-changing programs. Virtual fundraising.
Maryville will host a virtual event, a first of its kind, aptly called the Virtual Week of Giving on June 1-5.
Maryville's fundraising team, headed by Development Director Megan Biasco, looks forward to Maryville supporters participating and bidding on auction items.
"We are excited to get this virtual event running," Biasco said. "We are so grateful that our friends, supporters and donors have kept Maryville close to their hearts during this very difficult time."
Donors can choose to donate any amount, opt for a specific amount, or bid on exciting auction items, from sports memorabilia and tickets, to staycation and entertainment packages, to fashion items, and much more.
Several prominent local and national personalities will share their personal Maryville story and the importance of supporting its fundraising efforts. Their video clips will be uploaded to the online site for the duration of the event.
Maryville had to make the difficult decision of postponing two April fundraisers due to the pandemic: the Ed Block Courage Award Luncheon and the Crisis Nursery Ladies Luncheon.
In spite of the challenges during this time, Maryville's programs in Bartlett, Chicago and Des Plaines are growing. It is undeterred in helping the children and families in their care.
"We have reached out to many businesses since March," Biasco shared, "and we are very lucky to be on the receiving end of people's generosity and kindness, whether in-kind or monetary gifts, to help our programs."
To participate in the virtual fundraiser, visit the Maryville website at www.maryvilleacademy.org