My Facebook birthday fundraiser has ended and here are the details. (If you missed contributing, it's still possible any time via the donate button on our Facebook page and through our website at raderward.com/donate.)
Original goal: $3,000. Y'all generously exceeded that goal in two days.
Revised goal: $6,000 that my husband and I would match.
Total donated via Facebook: $4,930
Donated via the raderward website: $25
Total so far: $4,955!
One technical thing I learned was that if you set up a match via the Facebook donation platform, it only calculates the match on donations received after you set it up. Who knew? So since I made the match official on Thursday night, just the most recent $130 in donations were matched through the FB platform. We will write a check for the remaining $4,825. PLUS, though this fundraiser has ended, we will still match ongoing donations made through Facebook or here on the website up to the total of $6,000. The next $1,045 in donations will still earn matching funds!
Thank you all for being so generous in celebrating my 50th birthday. After recently awarding our first two Montessori scholarships at $3,000 each, I was hopeful and cautiously optimistic we could raise enough to fund the next one. You blew me away! Thanks again, so so much.