We Made It!
2:1 Challenge Grant from The Cabell Foundation
“Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch!”
~ from Fiddler on the Roof
Thanks to YOU … our loyal friends, fans, and family … we at The Branch have found our PERFECT MATCH! We’re so grateful to you for your support, and to The Cabell Foundation for its generosity!
On May 20, 2015, we received the celebrated award letter from Cabell, informing us of a $500K 2:1 matching grant. If we could raise $1,000,000 by June 30, 2016, we would receive $500,000 from them. We wondered then if we could actually be successful in this quest, and we had moments of doubt from time to time. But in early spring, we began to realize we COULD reach our goal. AND REACH IT WE DID! As of our deadline, we had secured over $1,120,000 in gifts and pledges, with over $450,000 of that raised in the last two months! More than 440 of you pitched in, and the average gift was approximately $2,500. Thus, the Cabell campaign match was achieved through the help of many, not just a few.
This incredible gift by The Cabell Foundation motivated each of us to reach beyond our perceived capacity. Their confidence in The Branch – and in our mission – has further inspired and fueled our message about the transformative power of architecture and design!
Here is the full listing of our wonderful supporters. Please know how MUCH we appreciate your support, encouragement, and commitment … as well as your excitement, interest, and enthusiasm.
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!