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The Church Academy receives grant for South Louisiana giving day

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LAFAYETTE, LA - The Church Academy was awarded a $50,000 matching grant b the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation.  The matching grant award supports Bridge Ministry of Acadiana’s capital campaign through the South Louisiana (SOLA) Giving Day on May 10.  The capital campaign raises funds for The Church Academy’s facility, afterschool care and scholarship needs. Details are available through Bridge Ministry of Acadiana’s organization profile, which is found at www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org/BMA.

Bridge Ministry of Acadiana empowers the under-resourced and promotes social responsibility, offering programs to adults and to students ranging from 4th to 12th grade. The organization aims to evoke change through spiritual transformation, education and neighborhood revitalization.

"Generational poverty greatly effects the education of countless children in our 'four-corners' community,” said Joel Greene III, executive director of Bridge Ministry of Acadiana. “Investing in these precious young champions through the very generous matching grant from the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation allows Bridge Ministry of Acadiana and the newly-formed The Church Academy to advance our students from notoriously poor academic performers to over-achievers with Christ-like character.”

“This matching grant opportunity offers children in our community the access to education they deserve, and it is in support of our foundation’s Mission” says Dr. Schumacher of the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation.  “The Church Academy is clearly investing in the future of our youth in a meaningful way, and so we proudly support this school and humbly request the community’s consideration of this matching grant opportunity.”

SOLA Giving Day is being held on Thursday, May 10. It begins at midnight and ends at 11:59:59 pm CST. This is an online, fundraising event focused on inspiring charity in the community. For a 24-hour period, the community is being asked to contribute charitable dollars to local nonprofit organizations, churches and schools.

The donation process through SOLA Giving Day is flexible and simple, including the ability to schedule tax-deductible donations as early as March 12 or to donate on May 10. Donors may participate by visiting, www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org via their personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

For more information about SOLA Giving Day, please contact Lauren Breaux, CFA Civic Leadership Coordinator, at lbreaux@cfacadiana.org 337.769.4851.

South Louisiana Giving Day is a project of Community Foundation of Acadiana. CFA is a tax-exempt, donor-centric, entrepreneurial foundation whose core purpose is building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $225 million and has made cumulative grants of over $107 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.

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