Philanthropy Friday, May 19, 2017
Winner of the Week: The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation
2017 WEDU Be More Entertaining, Special Events Award Winner
As a service provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 58 years, The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation has a long history of advocacy efforts in support of their mission.
Included in a robust calendar of activities, special events like “A Night to Shine” – an unforgettable prom night for people with special needs, The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation serves the entire range of persons with intellectual / developmental challenges—including persons with autism, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Learn more at thearctb.org.
The WEDU Be More Entertaining, Special Events Award recognizes the uniqueness and effectiveness of a special event and the success in achieving outlined objectives and may include: a related series of events, single original event, or fundraiser to recognize, salute, assist, celebrate people or businesses, brand the organization and build or strengthen relationships with supporters
Past Philanthropy Fridays
Friday, May 12, 2017
Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc.
Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP), Inc.’s mission to provide results-driven programs that meet the economic, educational, health, housing, and social needs of urban and rural residents who experience challenges accessing mainstream resources.
Friday, May 5, 2017
For the third year, WEDU PBS has partnered with The Junior League of Tampa to present The Luminaries – an annual recognition program to showcase outstanding individuals who have made a lasting impact on our community.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Coco’s Pet Ranch
Coco’s Pet Ranch works to rescue hard to adopt animals from unnecessary euthanasia, providing a safe, loving forever home for seniors, injured, blind, etc. or emergency shelter and rehabilitation for those “code red” animals.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Ryan Regan, a young volunteer with Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health in Clearwater has contributed more than 1,000 volunteer service hours in support of more than 240 families.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Give Day Tampa Bay
Give Day is your opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community and to support causes you care about. For the third year in a row, WEDU PBS is serving as the headquarters and media hub for Give Day, providing live streaming coverage of the event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Angel Snugs, Inc.
Angel Snugs, Inc. started with the passion of wanting to help others and a hobby of knitting scarves. In the first year, Angel Snugs expanded nationally through the honor of being placed in the American Cancer Society's database as a patient resource providing scarfs or “snugs” to patients.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Announcing the return of Philanthropy Fridays
The WEDU Be More Awards were created to pay tribute to the many unsung heroes in the community served by WEDU – the area's primary PBS station and public media company. Continuing this mission, Philanthropy Fridays will highlight these award-winning volunteers and nonprofit organizations, encouraging a larger conversation about the benefits of philanthropy in our communities.