It was only a few months ago (April, in fact) that we were crowing about the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund passing a lifetime total of $16,000 bucks! Now, VO Peeps founder, Anne Ganguzza has again tallied up the donations since the inception of the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, (it's administrated by MCA-I as the fiscal sponsor under our IRS Charity status,) and she tells us that it's topped $21,000!--Thanks to YOU!
The Fund, which provides Educational Scholarships for those in need in the voiceover industry, awards both cash and in-kind gifts to deserving VO professionals, thanks to the generosity of people like you! "We're very pleased to have reached this level of giving but there is so much more to be done," said Anne. "Our efforts are focused this year on growing our Fund as much as possible and helping as many in the Voiceover Community as we can."
The in-kind gifts have been in the form of coaching packages; voiceover industry events; audio equipment; educational materials, and more. The latest donations that will go to some deserving VO artists are from Emmy Award winning voice actress and Director, Katie Leigh, offering personalized coaching; James Alburger who's donated two registrations to the big national conference, VOICE 2014 http://voiceconvention.com/; and Ganguzza herself who has donated hotel rooms at the conference.
Over 2 dozen people have benefitted from the charity fund to date, but Ganguzza isn't resting. "As always, we are promoting our VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, Your kind investment allows us to set bold goals in 2014, reaching voiceover professionals and aspiring artists around the globe with educational opportunities and a helping hand. We strongly believe that there is no more valuable investment than education and financial help when it is needed, and the life change it provides."
Anne had one other heartfelt message she wanted to give you: "We recognize you have many choices of where to direct your philanthropy and take our role as stewards of your gift extremely seriously. We thank you in advance for your generous contribution! For more information and how to donate, please visit our website at: http://vopeeps.com/donate. Please note that if you choose to make a donation at this time, you may additionally specify to be entered into our Katie Leigh Scholarship - please just make sure to send us a note if you would like to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be annouced at our newly scheduled meetup with Katie and Chris. Thanks so much! "