National Day of Giving seems to be an appropriate time to update everyone on the status of our 80 in 80 campaign. As a reminder, we are celebrating our 80th year in business with a charitable campaign in which we are awarding 80 grants throughout 2018 and 2019.
This campaign features three categories of support:
- 40 organizations chosen by Ferguson Roofing will receive support
- 20 organizations will receive support through community application nominations
- 20 people will receive trade industry scholarships through application entries
In the upcoming weeks, we will be announcing the first round of finalists!
As Ferguson Roofing will be selecting many of the organizations for this campaign, we formed a committee to vet the publicly nominated organizations. Our esteemed selection committee had the difficult task of paring all of the great candidates down to 10 for 2018 grants. We will also be introducing you to this group soon!
To help the committee with their decision process, we met as a group to decide on the overarching criteria. After much banter, we appropriately settled on “Diversity.” We were hopeful that the finalist would represent differences in such ways as: mission, demographics served, sector represented, organizational size, and the grant type needed (money, volunteers, resources/construction services). The committee did not disappoint in the finalists selected.
Over the upcoming weeks, we will be featuring each of the grant recipients. We will highlight their mission and how Ferguson Roofing is able to best support it. We have contacted each of our first round winners and are in discussions to learn the best way we can honor their mission. We are privileged to help support them.
As 10 more publicly nominated applicants will be awarded in the spring of 2019, we hope that our community will continue to send well-deserving organizations our way. To nominate an organization or trade school attendee, please visit our website.