GlobalGiving Bonus Day

Tuesday, April 14th – Microsoft’s YouthSpark Bonus Day on GlobalGiving. Matching funds of $100,000 were available and donations were matched at 50% up to $1000 per donor until they were gone, about 30 minutes after the start. Our donation results were $5275, plus matching funds of $2262. Thanks to all who gave!

Guarantee a spot with RISE!

The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration is open. You can guarantee a spot with RISE or enter through the non-guaranteed lottery between March 10 and April 21. Learn more:  riseinternational.org/getinvolved/jointeamrise

Make a 2015 RISE Resolution!

Make a RISE Resolution for 2015 – send one child in Angola to school for $250. How? Follow RISE on Instagram or Facebook for real-life examples from RISE supporters!

Charitable IRA Provision

On Friday December 19th, the President signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which includes a provision extending the Charitable IRA tax provision that expired 12/31/2013. An individual who is at least 70 ½ can distribute up to 100K from their traditional or rollover IRA for 2014 without paying federal taxes on the distribution. Please consult your tax attorney.

 

Real stories. Real results.

Thanks to all who joined us for our annual benefit on Saturday, November 8th. It was a great evening celebrating “Real stories. Real results.” at Toms-Price Home Furnishings in Lincolnshire. Funds raised will educate kids without a school at the village of Trumba in the Bie Province.

Great job Team RISE runners and supporters!

Sunday was a great day for the Chicago Marathon – thanks to all Team RISE runners and supporters! This brings the 2014 season to a close with anticipation of 2015! Funds raised will help build a school at the village of Sibol where kids are longing for a school in which to learn.

November 8 – Save the date!

Save the date and plan to attend our annual RISE Benefit, Real stories. Real results. Join us Saturday, November 8, 7 – 10pm, at Toms-Price Home Furnishings, Lincolnshire. Invitations will be mailed late September. Online registration will be available beginning 9/26.

Thank you runners!

Thanks to the Team RISE runners that participated in the Chicago Half-Marathon, and to those cheering on the sidelines! It’s a great accomplishment and will give kids in Angola the chance to go to school!

Cheer for Team RISE runners!

Saturday group runs, training and fundraising continue – thanks for the commitment and hard work Team RISE runners! The Chicago Half-Marathon is on Sunday, September 7 – mark your calendar and come cheer for Team RISE!

Join the 2014 RISE Fantasy Football League!

Have fun. Help kids. Join the 2014 RISE Fantasy Football League. The 2012 and 2013 RISE league gave 21 kids the chance to go to school and this year’s goal is to give 12 more kids that opportunity!