The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation is once again participating in the Valero Texas Open Champions fore Charity, a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds raised back to the participating organization, plus incentives including a 7% match.
As a director of the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, you have the opportunity to give to a variety of causes, such as the Red & White Ball, which all can be found on the donation designation form.
Pledging now gives you the opportunity to pay later through Champions fore Charity, where your gift can be matched at 7% up to $10,000, making your donation go further.
In 2020, matches and incentives provided by Champions fore Charity began the Foundation Fund, which helped support the subsidiaries of BioBridge Global. In 2023, these same funds earned through Champions fore Charity will continue to support this fund and give hope to patients through the continuation and success of our programs, products and outreach.
In 2022 bonus money earned through Champions fore Charity helped purchase onesies for the Born a Hero program and assisted with South Texas Blood & Tissue’s Apheresis Nurse Dot Ward’s emotional meeting with her marrow recipient, Jemma.
In 2023, matching dollars earned through Champions, and additional sponsorship from one of South Texas Blood & Tissue’s partners, Xtant Medical, made it possible for a young tissue donor’s family to travel to Pasadena, California, where he and 43 other donors were honored through floragraph portraits on the Donate Life America float in the Tournament of Roses parade.
There, his family was embraced in the donor community by meeting other donor families, living donors and transplant recipients.
The Blood and Tissue Foundation has participated in Champions fore Charity since 2014 and has seen substantial growth in not just participation but the difference funds raised make in our community. We are excited to be participating again.
This year, Champions fore Charity Chair Michael Kaplan has teamed up with Fundraising Chairs Pam and James Smothers to offer some extra excitement around this year’s campaign.
This year, not only will your donation get up to a 7% match through the Valero Texas Open, but for every $250 you donate, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three wine packages. Every $500 will earn you entry into a drawing for package four, a staycation at La Cantera Resort & Spa complete with a $1200 gift voucher that can be applied towards room fees, dining, spa or golf.To kickoff this exciting opportunity, the winner of package one will be drawn at noon on Feb. 24 and will walk away with a wine and hors d’oeuvres tasting at William Chris winery and three bottles of their wine. All other winners will be drawn April 11. Package two includes one gift certificate to hiatus spa for a couples massage and a bottle of wine and package three includes a well-stocked wine refrigerator.
For more information or questions, please email Adriana Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.