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Members


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Membership Resources and information

 Discover more about Sunday's Child

 

Scroll down the webpage to see the information outlined below or simply click on the area of interest to be take there now.

 

 

Not a member but want to learn more about membership? 

See Frequently Asked Questions

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Calendar of Events


Membership Drive & More

Calendar of Events


Membership Drive & More

2018 TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Letter of Intent-  Due January 26, 2018

  • Grant Applications- Due March 16, 2018

  • Focus Group Meetings Begin- April 2, 2018

  • Finalists Notified- June 1, 2018

  • Recipients Announced- June 24, 2018


2017-2018 Membership Drive

 

Our membership drive begins shortly after each annual membership meeting (end of June).  All members can participate as we look ahead to a new year for Sunday's Child.  Membership mixers are held through the summer and fall, with membership closing on December 31 of each year.  If you are interested in hosting a mixer or wish to help, please contact us.  A calendar with dates for the mixers are available on the website once they are scheduled.  

Join or pledge for the upcoming Sunday's Child 2017-2018 grant cycle here.

 

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The membership mixers are an opportunity for existing members and prospective members to meet and learn more about Sunday's Child. Learn more here

Our goal—to increase membership and grant dollars raised by 20%—will only happen if we all pitch in. 

 

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

 Introduce your friends, colleagues, and relatives to Sunday’s Child… and bring a friend to a membership mixer. There’s nothing more powerful than a personal invitation from a trusted friend!  For prospective members, there is nothing more powerful than seeing Sunday’s Child in action.

Sunday’s Child is increasing its presence on social media – so please join the conversation on Facebook. Be sure to share, like and comment on Sunday’s Child regularly!

 

Scholarships

Interested in becoming a member but cannot afford to join?  

You may qualify for a scholarship, which is available until December 31.  Learn more here. 

 

 
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Membership Mixers 2017


 

 

 

 

 

Membership Mixers 2017


 

 

 

 

 

Spread the word

Several membership mixers are hosted each year from October through November.  This is an opportunity for existing members and prospective members to meet and learn more about Sunday's Child.  

Our goal—to award five grants in 2018—will only happen if we all pitch in. 


Here’s how you can help

  •  Introduce your friends, colleagues, and relatives to Sunday’s Child… and bring a friend to a membership mixer. There’s nothing more powerful than a personal invitation from a trusted friend!  For prospective members, there is nothing more powerful than seeing Sunday’s Child in action.

  • Sunday’s Child is increasing its presence on social media – so please join the conversation on Facebook. Be sure to share, like and comment on Sunday’s Child regularly!

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October

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM  

Hosted By: Carol and Dawn Cooper

 
 

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM  

Address: 128 South Palafox Street, Pensacola

Hosted By: Urban Objects

 

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosted By: Raven Holloway


November

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM  

Address: First City Arts Center; 1060 N. Guillemard Street, Pensacola

Hosted By: Sunday's Child Board

 
 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Address: The Stables, 700 N. Guillemard Street, Pensacola

Hosted By: Drew Buchanan


December

 
 

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Address: Please RSVP

Hosted By: Burgess-Roche Residence

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Annual Kick Off


 

 

 

Annual Kick Off


 

 

 

 

Annual kick-off

Sunday's Child is excited to announce our new January event, the ANNUAL KICK-OFF. At the Kick-Off, on January 12, 2017 at the Pensacola Musuem of Art, members and sponsors met and mingled as well as learned about the exciting accomplishments of Sunday's Child and the grant cycle process. We also learned that grant dollars of $128,500 are available for this year's competition.  Members signed up for their favorite focus group area and will learn more about the wonderful not-for-profit grant proposals in store for 2017.

 
Aaron Jackson:  Philanthropist and LGBTQ Advocate

Aaron Jackson:  Philanthropist and LGBTQ Advocate

 

Sunday's Child's guest speaker this year was Aaron Jackson. He shared his journey as founder of the charity, Planting Peace, and his advocacy for the LGBTQ community with Equality House and more. 

The Kick Off is reserved for 2017 Sunday's Child Members, Sponsors and by Board Invitation.


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Diversity & Equality


Transforming the community by small acts of inclusion

Diversity & Equality


Transforming the community by small acts of inclusion

Creating a culture of Change 

"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."
—Verna Myers

 

Our day-to-day efforts focus on the mission of Sunday's Child:  To promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives.  Metrics for measuring outcomes on diversity and inclusion are challenging, however we can see a difference in our local community and charities since we began Sunday's Child.  Much of this is a result of the grant process.  To learn more click here.

Investing in equality and diversity is needed more now than ever.  Several citizens of the Greater Pensacola Bay Area have come forward to share a candid portrait of themselves.  Below are some of them.  They are a part of the diversity campaign, 49:  Connecting the Dots, which showcases our rich diversity.  These are local individuals with a varied compilation of race, sexuality, disability, religion, ethnicity, social-economic standing, interests and other attributes.  Our diverse community brings to the table a rich array of life experiences and viewpoints that lead to a healthier quality of living.

 “I met the love of my life when I was 15 and we’ve been together ever since. I manage a retail store and my husband works in construction. After losing my mom, I became determined and stood strong to become a college graduate.”

—Tabatha Nixon

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"I'm a proud Latina trans woman. I lost my family and was homeless after I came out — but I refused to let it hold me down. Now, I'm a musician and a YouTube personality. I have a new loving family and continue to believe life is amazing!"

—Delia Melody

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“I’m a student at the University of West Florida. I enjoy exploring the many ways in which I can make fellow humans happy and filling my life with joy. In the past, my Asperger’s Syndrome has been a social barrier, but with the support of many open-minded people, I have overcome many challenges”


 
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Focus Groups


 

Membership Grant Review Process

 

Focus Groups


 

Membership Grant Review Process

 

Grants

 

Grant dollars will be available to  local charities in 2018.  

The Sunday's Child focus groups (committees) that oversee the grant categories will review and evaluate the applicants for quality, contribution significance and inclusivity.  This will include research and review as well as site visits. Finalists will conduct a 7-minute presentation at the annual membership meeting on June 24, 2018.  After the presentation, a vote from members will determine the five award recipients.  

 

KEY DATES

MAR 16, 2018:  GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE

Soon after grant applications are in, the grant focus groups will begin to meet weekly or bi-weekly during March and April for the review process.  The focus groups will decide which of the applicants qualify as finalists.   

JUN 1, 2018:  Category Finalists are notified

JUN 24, 2018:  Sunday's Child Annual Meeting

  • Finalists present to membership

  • Membership vote on finalists

  • Recipients announced

 

 


Members are encouraged to participate

Join one or more of the five focus groups to learn more about the needs in our community and  the work being done to meet these needs.  Focus groups are led by Sunday's Child Board Members, and the day/time/location and contact information are listed below.  

If you are interested and/or wish to join, please contact the grant committee chairs below.


 
 

FOCUS AREAS

Grants awarded fall into one of the following categories:

 

1.  Animals, Environment & Recreation

2.  Health & Wellness

3.  Arts, Culture & Education

4.  LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

5.  Economic Development & Preservation

 

 

 

 

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Animals, Environment & Recreation

Initiatives that promote environmental protection, restoration, or enhancement; promote health and well-being of animals; and/or promote or enhance recreational opportunities in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD
  • DAY:  TBD
  • LOCATION:  TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

Arts, Culture & Education

 
 

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay Area.   Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Pensacola Bay Area .  

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD
  • DAY:  TBD
  • LOCATION:  TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being and recreation of people living in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD
  • DAY:  TBD
  • LOCATION:  TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in the Pensacola Bay Area; and/or promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance of LGBT citizens and all people in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD
  • DAY:  TBD
  • LOCATION:  TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Economic Development & Preservation

Initiatives that promote community and/or economic development; and/or promote protection, restoration, or enhancement of the historic heritage of the Pensacola Bay Area. Initiatives may improve the economic status of the community.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS: TBD
  • DAY:  TBD
  • LOCATION:  TBD

Focus Group Chairs

 

Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Past Grant Recipients:  Grant Winners


 
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Philanthropy


 

 

Philanthropy


 

 

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SUPPORTING OUR CHARITIES 

The local charities who applied to Sunday's Child for a grant do a tremendous job in making the Greater Pensacola Area a better place.  Unfortunately, not all of them can receive grant dollars from Sunday's Child, and ALL of these non-profits can use our support.   

Below is a compilation of the non-profits who submitted a grant project and their needs. Some of these are items necessary to sustain their mission and others include volunteer work with donations of time and service.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

2017 WISH LIST

2016 WISH LIST

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Past grant recipients


 

 

Past grant recipients


 

 

Dollars awarded to charities thus far:  $230,250

Lean more about the awards given to local charities since our start.

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Testimonials


Testimonials


 

INSPIRING INCLUSION

The Greater Pensacola Bay Area has an abundance of outstanding local non profits improving the quality of life for many.  Over the years Sunday's Child has supported many of these groups and their projects through grants.  All are staunch allies of inclusion and equality, a prominent part of the mission of Sunday's Child, and this is often a part of their day-to-day efforts as a charity,

 Read below and discover how these organizations are making a difference.

 
 
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Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Legal Education and Victim Empowerment project, or The L.E.A.V.E., has allowed Legal Services of North Florida to hire a staff attorney for over one year to develop enhanced advocacy and education tools to support victims of violence and bullying within our community. 

"We can’t say enough how rewarding the implementation of this project has been. We hear it from our partners. We hear it from our clients. We hear it from our staff. We always know that there are people who need help and, for any number of reasons, don’t feel safe enough, confident enough, or hopeful enough, to ask for it. We see and hear that this project has given some the hope, confidence and safety to reach out and ask. Thank you for giving us the chance to be a part of that change for them."
Leslie N. Powell-Boudreaux, Executive Director
 
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First City Arts Center (FCAC)

2000 Degrees: A Portable Glass Arts Education Program allows FCAC to outreach in every direction and to include the maximum number of people in the glass education programs. This is done through the use of a portable glass studio.  A fully equipped, portable glass blowing studio drives to the doorstep of any school, festival or function. 

“I think it is really important in a city to have a space where every aspect of the community can come and not only be a part of what we do but feel comfortable to explore their own ideas, their own thoughts, and their own abilities.”

Caitlin Rhea, Director First City Arts Center

 
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Our Sponsors


 

 

Our Sponsors


 

 

SUNDAY'S CHILD THANKS ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Gifts and donations by organizations and individuals (allies & supporters) help to cover operational and administrative costs. Become a sponsor today.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSORS