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Philanthropy

We are very fortunate people, and we think it is important to give back to our community.  We’re proud to support non-profit entities that provide food, medicine, housing, and legal advice for the needy, micro-loans for those working to improve themselves, and solace to the sick through science.  We focus most of our giving locally in Clarke County, but we are also deeply concerned with American liberty and justice for all.  We would love you to join us.

$250 every month

$3,000 (2017 surplus donation)

$75,000 (2016 special donation)

About Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank exists for a few very simple reasons: Food sustains life. It restores options. It provides hope.

We are an emergency food assistance agency that serves more than 118,600 people each month, a near record in the Food Bank’s history. Last year, we distributed 20.6 million meals to hungry families across the Blue Ridge. We expect to serve even more this year.

http://www.brafb.org/

$20,175 in 795 loans

About Kiva

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Kiva was once Cigital’s official corporate beneficiary before Cigital was acquired by Synopsys.  Team Cigital remains an open team.  Join us today!

http://kiva.org

$16,912 over eighteen shows

About Where’s Aubrey

My band Where’s Aubrey has played a number of live concerts featuring all original music (including the four date Where’s Aubrey World Tour in 2007). All of our live concerts are benefits for various non-profit endeavors, including Habitat for Humanity, the downstream project, the Blue Ridge Hospice, and the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. We are proud to give back to our community and we thank our audiences for their generosity.

http://www.wheresaubrey.com/

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$5,000 annually

$10,000.00 (2016 special donation)

About Habitat for Humanity of Winchester | Frederick | Clarke

Habitat for Humanity WFC mobilizes volunteers and community partners to help hardworking, low-income families break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership.

You too can help create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. We’re proud to be helping Habitat start up its services in Clarke County Virginia. Donate here.

http://habitatwfc.org/

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$4,000.00 annually

About Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood strives to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. We believe that each individual has a basic right to control his/her reproductive life. Individual control will lead to a better quality of life and stronger families and communities. Reproductive health decisions must be voluntary and private.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-virginia-league

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$4,000.00 (2017)

$2,000.00 (2016)

About the American Civil Liberties Union

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

With more than 1 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.

https://www.aclu.org/

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$2,000.00 annually

About Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Inc.

FMC Winchester provides the gift of health to those in need. The Free Medical Clinic is dedicated to the belief that everyone should have access to health care services.

Since the beginning, we have believed in the services being recognized as a gift. A gift to the patients, a gift to the providers to interact with those in need, and a gift to our community – making it a healthier place to be.

The Free Medical Clinic serves residents of Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County who have no health insurance and meet income requirements based on the Federal Poverty Level. You are welcome to pitch in.

http://fmcwinchester.org/

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$1,000.00 annually

About the Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

https://www.splcenter.org/

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$1,000.00 annually

About the Center for Democracy and Technology

CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free.

https://cdt.org/

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$2,000.00 (2017)

About the Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with three million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we’ve made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

https://sierraclub.org/

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$1,000.00 (2017)

About the Global Wildlife Conservation

Global Wildlife Conservation Protects Endangered Species And Habitats Through Science-Based Field Action.  GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC envisions a world with diverse and abundant wildlife, a truly Wild World. We are dedicated to ensuring that the species on the verge of extinction aren’t lost but prosper well into the future.

https://globalwildlife.org/

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$5,000.00 (2016 special donation)

About Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc.

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) is a nonprofit charitable civil legal aid program providing free legal assistance in civil matters of critical importance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley.

BRLS is committed to eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice and representation to low-income residents of our service area, folks who would otherwise be unable to obtain legal help due to their poverty. You can contribute too.

http://www.brls.org/

$291,066.61 since 2012 as Team Tartan

About The Leukemia Cup Regatta

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families.

Team Tartan sails in the Washington, DC Leukemia Cup every summer.  Follow our sailing escapades on apothecaryshed.

https://www.leukemiacup.org/

Year Over Year Growth of Team Tartan Fundraising 2012-2017

$ 20355 team tartan donations
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$ 35095 team tartan donations
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$ 105013 team tartan donations
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