Wounded Warrior Project® Courage Awards Raises $150,000+ Through Text-to-Pledge
June 04, 2014 --
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) celebrated its 9th annual Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, May 29. The event, which brings together veterans, soldiers and supporters to celebrate outstanding champions for WWP, raised $152,458 with 139 live donations through its Text-to-Pledge® campaign.
The Courage Awards were incredible. We are so humbled by all the passionate supporters, injured veterans, and families that were able to attend," said Lindsey Kronforst, events coordinator at Wounded Warrior Project. "We are always eager to work with Text-to-Pledge as their team is so accommodating to our group in maintaining the look and feel of this historic event. With Reed and his teams knowledge and feedback, we continue to raise more and more funds that help us fuel programs and services that save lives.
This year, its fourth year of Text-to-Pledge® use at the New York gala, WWP set a new internal record for funds raised through text-based pledges. WWP normally sees a high participation rate in response to its ask, a trend which continued into 2014. And this year the revenue generated by donors texting gifts reached exciting new heights for the organization, said Reed Baker, CEO of Sophist LLC and creator of Text-to-Pledge. Were delighted that Text-to-Pledge once again made an impact on the bottom line for WWP. They deserve it. As do the American heroes the organization services with every dollar raised.
Text-to-Pledge®, a registered trademark of Sophist LLC, allows special event guests to pledge contributions via text message on their personal mobile devices. Attendees have the option of sending customized messages, inclusive of donation amounts, for real time, on-screen broadcasting. The method socializes the response to a charitys ask and ignites volume giving in major donor environments.
Text-to-Pledge®, a registered trademark of Sophist LLC, is the top mobile fundraising program in the non-profit special event space. Text-to-Pledge offers elegant, professional quality branded on-screen content, including interactive text messaging and impact visuals, to encourage giving. The extensive pre-production process addresses an event holistically, providing high level event management and strategic fundraising experience to maximize onsite giving.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWPs purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the publics aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
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