Blackbaud Announces Expansion With $20,000 Matching Donation for Cainhoy Schools
As part of the exciting announcement that it would be expanding its world headquarters on Daniel Island, Blackbaud recently presented the Daniel Island Community Fund with a $20,000 gift to be used to help fund educational initiatives at Cainhoy schools. The gift, along with a $20,000 match from the DICF, has resulted in a $40,000 donation to Cainhoy Elementary/Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year.
“We are so very grateful for the contribution Blackbaud and the Daniel Island Community Fund has made to our school,” said Cassandra Jennings, Interim Principal of Cainhoy Elementary/Middle School. “The money undoubtedly will provide so many more opportunities for our students. Blackbaud’s and the Daniel Island Community Fund’s contributions signify the community’s commitment to the students in this community.”
In the past, the DICF has worked with area businesses like Nucor to provide resources for Cainhoy Elementary/Middle School students. Blackbaud is one of the island’s leading businesses and has a strong philanthropic commitment to education. The match provided a way for the company to make a meaningful investment in its own backyard, focusing on the education of disadvantaged youth in communities that neighbor its new facility.
“Our partnerships with Nucor, Blackbaud and the Daniel Island Rotary Club are enhancing opportunities for Cainhoy students by funding a variety of programs, including Reading Buddies, World Class Scholars, summer enrichment programs, and Yorktown and Children’s Museum field trips. We also have been able to make a considerable investments in technology initiatives at the school,” said Jane Baker, Vice President, Community Services for the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association.
“We look forward to continuing to work with community partners to provide additional resources for students at Cainhoy Elementary/Middle School.”