Save the Date: April 9th, 2024 for the Giving Challenge Matching Fundraiser






Subject: Save the Date | Put Your Giving Clown Shoes On April 9th

Dear Friends of the Circus Ring of Fame® Foundation,

The 2024 Giving Challenge starts April 9th at noon and lasts for 24 hours!

We are asking you to join us in our efforts to make this the most awesome day of giving our community has ever seen. The Circus Ring of Fame® Foundation is participating, along with 700 other non-profits, in this bi-annual Giving Challenge.  Thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, for 24 hours every dollar you contribute (up to $100) to our organization will be matched 100% instantly doubling your gift!

We are writing to ask you to take five minutes to give to our foundation using this link beginning Tuesday, April 9th at noon:


Based in Sarasota, we are the epicenter for honoring excellence in the circus arts worldwide!

We are an all-volunteer nonprofit which means we rely mainly on donated funds to support our programs, like producing a live and televised awards show, installing and maintaining historic cultural exhibit inductee plaques on St. Armands Circle, and developing and maintaining a rich media website and social media programs that tell the stories of the 160+ inductees honored on the Circus Ring of Fame®.

Here’s how you can make a HUGE difference on April 9th:

  1. Make a donation HERE and automatically double your gift.

  1. Spread the word. Text a friend. Forward this email. Post on social media using #GivingChallenge2024. Oh, and you can also just tell someone in person – that works, too.

Remember to donate beginning at noon on April 9th through noon on April 10th by clicking on the link provided above. Please DO NOT DONATE ON OUR CROF WEBSITE during this campaign as the 100% matching grant is only awarded using the dedicated webpage link provided above.

The Circus Ring of Fame® is the premiere awards and acknowledgement organization honoring lifetime achievement in the circus arts. Your generous gift will help support our mission and ensure the preservation of their legacy.

Thank you in advance,

Bill Powell


Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation