Giving Challenge 2016!  Be the One
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Presents 2016 Giving Challenge

Take Stock Manatee will be participating in the Giving Challenge. By sharing this flyer off our FB page, you and your network could sponsor a student! A $100 donation becomes $600 if you are a first time donor.   Mark your calendars for September 20th at Noon ET to donate.   For more information regarding the challenge you can find FAQ's here.

Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million  in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Giving Challenge.
Tech Tips

From forgotten assignments to after-school distractions, daily homework is derailed in so many ways. Download these tools designed to help students stay on task and be up to speed on what's going on in Manatee County! 

Apps Every Student Needs 

MySDMC - Receive important updates and alerts from Manatee County Schools 
myHomework - Track class schedules, homework assignments, schedule alerts when something is due! 
StudyBlue - Take, download and share class notes.  Create flashcards, quizzes and reviews.  
Cozi - Great app for organizing family schedules to keep everyone informed of extra curricular activities, school meetings, etc.  

You can locate these apps on the App Store or Google Play.  Encourage your students to be productive on their phones!  

Upcoming Events & Application Deadline

September 13, 12:00-1:00pm : Mentor "Lunch and Learn" for current and prospective mentors

September 20-21, 12:00pm - 12:00pm : Giving Challenge FAQs Here 

October 10, NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE - Take Stock Manatee new student applications are available now!  To access the electronic application & guidelines you can find it on our website at  New Student Application

Bradenton Doctor Donates $60,000 to Take Stock

Dr. Mark DiSclafani  & the Take Stock Board

Throughout his life, Dr. Peter DiSclafani was an advocate for education and he wanted to make sure that he left an impactful legacy in support of students in need.  When his son, Dr. Mark DiSclafani, sought advice on his father's estate from Morgan Stanley in Bradenton, he was introduced to Take Stock in Children of Manatee County.
At the end of July 2016, Dr. DiSclafani made a gift of $60,000 to Take Stock Manatee that will forever change the lives of six students in Manatee County.  "We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this gift and grateful to the DiSclafani family for their support of deserving children in Manatee County."
Dill will purchase the six scholarships from the Florida Prepaid Foundation and the student selection process is currently underway.  "The support of the DiSclafani family brings us so much closer to our goal of serving 100 new students each year." 

Press Release 
Scholarship recipient Jemmo Joseph and Lee MIddle Principal, Scott Cooper
Student Achievements - Harvest Church

For the third straight year, Harvest United Methodist Church designated a significant portion of its Christmas Eve offering to Take Stock in Children of Manatee County.  Harvest's $20,000 gift to Take Stock was matched in full, providing two scholarships - one for a Samoset Elementary student and one for a Lee Middle student! 

Carlos Davian Jurado earned the Samoset scholarship and Jemmo Joseph earned the Lee scholarship. Carlos and Jemmo have begun their Take Stock journey and have been placed with two dedicated mentors to kick off this school year and their futures!  

Scholarship Recipient Carlos Davian Jurado with his mother, Irma Gonzalez
Spread the Word

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Funny Finale

What kind of school do you go to if you're... ice cream man? Sundae school.
...a giant? High school.
...a surfer? Boarding school.
...King Arthur? Knight school.

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