25th Mardi Gras Raises Record Amount

mardi gras staffThis year’s Mardi Gras Gala was our best ever fundraiser, bringing in $131,000 overall. Over 400 people attended the sold-out March 4 event held at The Tangier in Akron.

Our April Victims’ Rights Luncheon generated $2,550 however all of these funds supported the expenses associated with event.

During March we billed out over $120,000 for our various ongoing Government Grants, which include: VOCA (Victims of Crime Act), grants for VAWA (Violence against Women Act) and JAG (Justice Assistance Grant) thru the Office of Criminal Justice Services, along with local City of Akron programs.

Foundations contributed $5,500 funding thru the Women’s Endowment Fund and Bath Volunteers for Service.  Various individual and corporate donations amounted to $1,500.  The ACME Community Cash back program for this year amounted to $223 thanks to all of those who mailed in their ACME receipts.

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