SCORE Reaches New Fundraising Milestone─$1 Million
Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Foundation has raised more than $1 million in total contributions from corporate, foundation and volunteer sources for SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” SCORE’s fundraising continues to gather momentum, which shows that SCORE is gaining recognition as a leader in the small business community.
Most of these donated funds are restricted gifts for specific projects. These include the HP disaster preparedness workshops being held in cities across the country and upcoming American Express-sponsored events.
Bank of America recently funded a reprint of the Small Business Basics workbook, available at SCORE offices nationwide, as well as a Spanish-language version of the workbook. Tax-deductible donations to SCORE also help fund local and national SCORE resources, and build an endowment for the future.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE thanks all of our volunteers and corporate sponsors for their ongoing financial support.” Yancey adds, “Fundraising expands opportunities and helps SCORE provide resources for chapters across the country. These donations make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools and workshops.”
The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.
Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.