EDGE will #DareToInspire in 2017

Part of what makes Metro EDGE an impactful organization is our members’ commitment to philanthropic engagement. 2016 was the year of #bethechange, and EDGE went above and beyond by raising the most funds than we have ever before for a non-profit. EDGE raised $10,205.85 for Next Move. This year, EDGE will #DareTo take their “Giving” to a whole new level by partnering with the Metro Chamber Foundation’s Inspire Giving program, a charitable endowment that seeks to support and grow the spirit of giving by enabling every individual to become a life-long philanthropist through the creation of an annual gift.

In 2017, Metro EDGE will #DareToInspire by supporting Inspire Giving through volunteer opportunities with Inspire Giving’s chosen grant recipient and by fundraising for the endowment that directly supports Inspire Giving’s commitment to making a social impact in the Sacramento region. Our goal in 2017 is to raise funds for Inspire Giving memberships for EDGErs, as well as encouraging EDGErs to join directly — allowing our philanthropic impact to grow exponentially!

What’s in store in 2017?

In partnership with Inspire Giving, Metro EDGE will be leading the volunteer efforts on Inspire Giving’s yearly project. We are excited to announce Lilliput Children’s Services as the 2017 Inspire Giving grant recipient. We will be partnering with Lilliput to upgrade, beautify, and upgrade to ADA compliance; the parking lot and entrances to their Citrus Heights Family and Training Center. This will empower Lilliput to continue as a vital contributor to the well-being of children and families in this region. Inspire Giving will provide a $10,000 grant and work in collaboration with EDGE, the Metro Chamber Foundation, the Metro Chamber and the business community to provide in-kind donations and volunteer services to complete this project. Stay tuned for more information on volunteer opportunities for the 2017 project.

More about Inspire Giving

As a member of the Inspire Giving Fund, individuals have the opportunity to combine their one-time donation with others to create an endowment — a cooler and more impactful way to give! Each year, all individuals who have invested in Inspire Giving collaboratively select, via a voting process, how the endowment’s income will be distributed to a charitable organization within the Sacramento region. An awardee is announced during the Metro Chamber’s Annual Dinner in January. In addition to a monetary investment, members may also volunteer their time and resources in aid of the chosen project each year. In seven years, Inspire Giving has donated $75,000 in grants to seven non-profits, leveraging an additional $975,000 in volunteer and in-kind services.