Children’s Home Society of Virginia, Coordinators2, and Virginia One Church One Child recently joined forces to form the Adoption Alliance to bring critical post-adoption respite services to families in need, and hoped to receive funding for the project through Richmond’s Impact 100. Each year, Richmond-area women collectively give a transformational gift of $100,000 to a local non-profit at an event called the Big Give. The Adoption Alliance was a finalist for the gift, and presented its project to Impact 100 members during the Big Give event. Ultimately, Impact 100 members chose another worthy non-profit for their gift. But that wasn’t the end of the story. It was, instead, a new beginning.
Days later, the Adoption Alliance was surprised with an announcement by Impact 100 and through The Community Foundation that an Impact 100 member who had seen the Alliance’s presentation at the Big Give was so moved by the need for respite services, and the difference respite will make for adoptive families, that she made an anonymous personal $100,000 gift to fund the project!
Read more about the gift, Impact 100, and The Community Foundation, and watch an announcement video featuring the three Adoption Alliance partners, by clicking the link below.