Of course, we’ve cancelled SHINE On!, our annual fundraiser, that was scheduled for April 17
. We were particularly excited for this year’s event because our special guest, Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, was going to travel from South Africa to join us. We are hopeful that Ndaba will come visit us for a different VMA event in the months ahead.
It is important to mention that the funds raised through SHINE On! have provided approximately 25-30% of our operating budget in each of the last 4 years.
The event not only helps us properly serve our students and families, it is critical to our very existence.
For this reason, SHINE On! becomes
This ongoing campaign will help fund our areas of greatest need. While we would have loved to gather together in celebration of our mission, SHINE Online!
enable us to continue to serve our students and families in the best way possible. With your help, SHINE Online! will ensure continued impact and provide outstanding educational opportunities to our boys.
While we are are in response-mode here assisting our families, we are also thinking of all of you - our extended family in our community and beyond who are the key reason our mission has been so successful. Stay healthy and keep in touch.
Co-Founder & CEO
Visible Men Academy