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February 16, 2022 1:53 PM | Dara Cormany (Administrator)

Today’s young people have grown up through interesting times.  The uncertainty and changes that the pandemic has created for students and their parents has been dramatic and, in many cases, caused real hardship.  Pay cuts, lost jobs and remote work for their parents coupled with a lack of social interaction, school closures and a shortage of in person school events has created an unprecedented environment to grow up in.

The SAAC Foundation is eager to help and has a 100% focus on helping our member families send their kids to college or an accredited trade school.  In 2021, amid the pandemic, we were able to fund 7-scholarships totaling almost $20,000.  We want to assist “Our kids” with the financial help they need to brighten their futures through further education.

Through various fundraising efforts, our annual golf tournament and the generosity of individuals we are helping to educate our extended SAAC family and their children.  WE WANT TO INCREASE OUR GIVING, but the only way is if YOU HELP. 

Perhaps the most meaningful way is to endow a named scholarship.  A gift of $7,500 will allow you to honor, recognize or remember someone important to you or your company while creating a living legacy in a young person.  These endowed gifts can be focused on certain criteria as well to reenforce ones’ giving philosophy and goal; perhaps a scholarship for a young woman pursuing a business degree, a gift for a first-generation college students or criteria specifying maximum income to help those most in need.

The Foundation for SAAC has one purpose as the giving arm of SAAC, supporting our member families through scholarships.  This industry has blessed many of us over the years and as supporters of your family over the years, we ask you, as individuals, distributorships and supplier to support our efforts in financing dreams.

SAAC is an institution in its eighth decade of service to our industry.  Whether the dinners, the education events, the SAAC show, the golf tournament or one of the lunch arounds, so many of us have participated and benefited from the nation’s leading regional.  Let’s repay just a little of what has been offered to us over the years.

We all depend on orders.  Now we are asking for the order.  Help us help our families in need and help kids achieve their goals.  Give back a bit of what this business has given you and pay it forward.  We need your donations to make sure the SAAC Foundation continues to give and support those closest to us.

To donate, create an endowed scholarship or if you have questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Foundation@saac.net or to Angela Taylor at angela.taylor@aimsmarterllc.com 267-780-9617

Tom Levin, Western Sales Director
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