Realizing as I search for the post for the recap of this year’s Amplify Austin fundraiser, that I failed to post it Donation matches and final tallies for the Amplify Fund distribution are slow and take several months to roll in, but I’ve been sitting on the results for over a month now so I apologize for the tardiness here!
With the help of our Fundraising Champions – @jamesfreeman @Jordanva2 and Christopher Jirka, donors, and generous company matches, we were able to raise $21,078. This is over 4x what we raised last year! As mentioned in the fundraiser, these donations are going towards outreach programs at Asmbly such as the New Maker Scholarship Program and others (we’ve got some exciting stuff in the works going live soon!).
Our top two Fundraising Champions won $100 gift cards to the supplier of their choice. As a laser lover, @Jordanva2 opted for Houston Acrylic and @jamesfreeman chose Woodcraft. Congrats y’all and thank you for helping us have an incredible Amplify Austin!
Side note, this is a big annual fundraiser Asmbly participates in every year and each year we hold a competition for Fundraising Champions to win prizes including free membership (Be a Champion 🏆 = Earn free membership :awesome:). Keep an eye out for info on next year’s fundraiser at the beginning of the year for your next chance to win while helping make your makerspace better!