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Irving Nonprofits Receive Funding From Sharers at Share Tanks Cleberation

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. December 19, 2017

The Irving Share Tank Steering committee, a partnership of seven businesses and organizations, celebrated the conclusion of the Irving Share Tank Program. The celebration was held Wednesday, December 13, at the Irving Arts Center. During the celebration, 16 non-profits were awarded over $30,000.

“Share Tank provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to polish their business model while gaining boardroom experience. This program serves as a bridge for engagement between our corporate residents and the local organizations helping our community’s needs,” said Mayor Rick Stopfer.

Nonprofits were required to attend four half-day sessions that taught skills to promote and grow their organizations and to better assist those in need. Upon completion, 19 nonprofits took part in Share Tank Pitch Day. Each organization had seven minutes to deliver their pitch for a chance to receive funding from businesses or “sharers”, to support their efforts. The City of Irving, Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau, Irving Arts Center, Irving Healthcare Foundation, The Study, Philanthropology LLC and University of Dallas partnered on the program

During the celebration, Pitch Day results were announced and all nonprofit organizations that completed the Share Tank program were recognized. These nonprofit organizations represent a variety of causes including homelessness, education, veteran’s assistance, healthcare, protective services and animal rescue. The non profits who received awards are:

  • All Things Made New
  • Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.
  • Carter's House
  • DCET/Believe in Yourself, Inc.
  • Emma's House
  • Family Promise of Irving
  • Friends of the Irving Public Library
  • iSee A Better You
  • Irving Heritage Society
  • La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation
  • Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
  • Many Helping Hands Ministry
  • S & F Athletes
  • StoneGate Christian Academy
  • The Holy Family of Nazareth Conference of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • The Main Place

To learn more about Irving Share Tank, visit http://irvingsharetank.com/


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