In less than three years of operations, the Rox Project S.A.V.E. Foundation has raised just over $143,000 through corporate partnership assistance, game-night fundraisers, and special events.
The Rox organization established Project S.A.V.E. in March of 2019 as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation with a mission to support and sponsor youth-related programs and activities in the areas of Sports, Arts, Volunteerism, and Education throughout the communities of Central Minnesota.
During the early going, the Foundation has invested $60,000 into Educational programs. For the current (2021-22) school year, Project S.A.V.E. will increase its Scholarship Program commitment to $12,000 by awarding six (6) senior students each with a $2,000 cash prize.
Also in the 2021 calendar year, the Foundation rolled out a pilot program in partnership with the St. Cloud Area School District 742 that provides 367 individual students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade classrooms at Oak Hill Community School with a Free Reading Book for a period of six months as part of a new RBI Club that is encouraging students to Read Books Independently away from school.
Staying in 2021, the success and impact of Project S.A.V.E. became more evident when the Wells corporate office in Albany, MN brought in the Foundation to manage their Sporting Clays company outing in Little Falls and serve as the charity beneficiary. Their inaugural event generated just over $38,000 that will be used for funding purposes by Project S.A.V.E. in the future.
One of the major highlights for the Foundation in its brief history occurred at an actual Rox home game in 2019. Working in Partnership with MARCO Technologies and CentraCare Health Foundation, Project S.A.V.E. helped raise $28,000 as part of a special Mental Health Awareness Night fundraiser.
A part of the Mission Statement for the Rox Foundation is to serve as a “Teammate” to the many communities here in Central Minnesota. Through Grant funding, Project S.A.V.E. has appropriated over $20,000 while approving nine individual applications in the process. Four have come under the Arts Pillar – Paramount Center for the Arts, Minnesota Dance Ensemble, and Wirth Center for the Performing Arts; Three within the Education Pillar – Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa School District, Civil Air Patrol unit in Clearwater, MN, and the ARISE Program that operates under the guidance of St. Cloud Area School District 742; while Two Grants were in support of the Volunteerism Pillar - Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes and Pines and Central Minnesota Habitat For Humanity.
In closing, for those individuals and businesses that would like to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Rox Project S.A.V.E. Foundation, you can choose to make your donation on behalf of, in honor of, or in memory of a loved one.
For donors with significant assets, Project S.A.V.E. is also available to help maximize your tax benefits and charitable giving. Your special gift could come through the way of Appreciated Stocks, Mutual Funds, IRAs, Gifts by Will, etc.
For more information, please contact:
Rox Project S.A.V.E. Foundation