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1:1 Matching for Soar in 4 Fund Supporting Critical Learning for Children and Families

Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene with Director of Early Learning Dr. Robin Thompson

Thanks to Steve and Carolyn Roskamp, two generous MCF donors with a vision for helping every student read on grade-level, the new Soar in 4 Fund of Manatee Community Foundation is offering 1:1 matching for dollars contributed directly to the fund.

The Fund supports the work of Manatee County Schools in the Soar in 4 program, established to ensure that children from families of all races, ethnicities, incomes, abilities, and languages have the opportunities and support they need for success in school and beyond.

The program also seeks to create a network of parents, community organizations, and neighborhood businesses that plan and carry out activities and opportunities that support young children’s healthy growth, development and school readiness.


Your gift to the Soar in 4 Fund of Manatee Community Foundation is 100% tax-deductible, and donors may also contribute using their donor advised funds. Contact Suzi Atherton at or at 941.556.5446 to learn more about the program and its impact.