May 14th was Give Local 757-a day when everyone in Hampton Roads could be a philanthropist and give back to area non-profits. Each year, Isle of Wight Academy participates and this year during that 24-hour period of giving, we were able to raise $10,090.00 with donations and the prizes that we were awarded. IWA won the Midnight Madness Prize (highest number of unique donations from 12-1 a.m.) of $757 and the Lunch Break Prize (highest number of unique donations from 12-1 .p.m.) of $757 from the Peninsula Community Foundation which sponsors the event. This year, we had three local businesses issue challenge prizes that were unique to our school.
- Eley Duke with Duke Automotive sponsored a $1,000 prize once IWA had 50 donors to give $30 or more.
- Scott Carr with the Carr Investment Group sponsored a $500 prize once IWA had 30 donors to give $20 or more.
- Jeffrey Scott with Edward Jones Investments sponsored a $500 prize once IWA had 20 donors to give $25 or more.
We appreciate the support of these businesses and all of the individuals who donated to our event this year. Funds from this year’s Give Local 757 are part of the Annual Giving Fund and will be used towards the purchase of a new play structure for our Lower School playground and towards the purchase of Chromebooks so that we can ensure that all grade 5-12 teachers have a set of Chromebooks to keep in their classrooms for students to use. We look forward to our next giving day a year from now and hope we can count on your support!