#BeHope

April 1st was to be a day of celebration at our 36th annual Bridge Builders fundraising event. In the wake of COVID-19, all our efforts are focused on providing emergency care to those in need in our community. Here’s what we’re doing right now:

  • Continuing to distribute up to 3,000 meals a day throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Emptying our warehouse of nonperishable food and distributing prepared food boxes to struggling families (while resources last).
  • Continuing to safely shelter 140 families and over 300 children.
  • Continuing to case-manage 150 at-risk families in the community.
  • Collaborating with other nonprofits and community leaders throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Directing all donations to our COVID-19 Emergency Impact Fund.

We still need you. Funds will help families survive through April and May. Your gift is tripled matched.


Thank you, partners, for standing with us

FEATURED PARTNER

TECO Energy, Inc.

LEGACY

Analgesic Healthcare Bank of America
Bullard Family Foundation
Franklin and Barbara Carson Family Foundation
Roy and Mary Edgerton
Davis and Nancy Iben
JP Morgan Chase
LAMPLighters
McKibbon Foundation
Metropolitan Ministries Foundation
Publix Supermarket Charities
David and Mildred Redmond
Spurlino Foundation
Tampa Bay Lightning TECO Energy, Inc.
Triad Foundation
USAA
Will and Courtney Weatherford

COMPASSION

BayCare St. Joseph’s Hospital
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Florida Blue
Homes by Westbay
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
ICI Homes
Jack and Kathy Hunt
Dr. Martin and Ruth Silbiger
Truist Bank

ACTION

Lang Environmental
Andy and Maritza May
McKibbon Hospitality
Marty and Melissa Ryan
Bruce and Cindy Tigert
Susan and John Touchton

UPLIFT

Anonymous
Amscot
Arbitration Forums, Inc.
Tom and Diana Cornett
Frank and Tricia Hancock
Bryce and Christa Kenny
Gene and Patsy McNichols and McNichols Co.
MicroLumen, Inc.
The Otte Family
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

TABLE SPONSOR

AdventHealth Center Ice
Alltrust
Ataly
Atlantic Health Solutions
Carlos and Kiki Baldor
Bank of America
BayCare
St. Joseph’s Hospital
David and Michelle Beshears
BKS Partners & Rivero, Gordimer & Company
Blue Sky Communities
Boring Business Systems
BST Global, Inc.
Karen and Bob Buesing & Akerman LLP
Michael and Anne Carney
Sheriff Chad Chronister and Nikki DeBartolo
Ferman Automotive
Ferreri Search
Scott and Kathy Fink
Florida Blue
Franklin Street Financial
Graystone Consulting
HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC
Rose Hester
Holland & Knight, LLP
Kurt and Amy Hull

 

IC Mechanical
Hunt and Molly James
Bruce and Beth Johnson
Tim and Valeri Marks
Jeffrey C. Marple and Nancy V. Myers
Masterworks
Mark and Lisa Metheny
Oakpoint Advisors
Older, Lundy & Alvarez
Outback Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative
Physician Partners of America
Raymond James Bank
Regions Bank
Chris and Cindy Sofarelli
The Southern Group
Suncoast Credit Union
Tampa Steel Erecting Company
Robert M. Thomas
Gary and Deborah Tillett
Trenam Law
USAA
Walmart
Williams Automotive Group

SPEACIALTY SPONSOR

Weatherford Capital
Walbridge Jack and Kathy Hunt
Diversified Asset Funding
Metro Development Group
Outback Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative
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PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES

AmeriCorps
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
City of Tampa
Hillsborough County
Pasco County
Volunteer Florida


Special recognition

2020 BRIDGE BUILDER CHAIR COUPLE

Will and Courtney Weatherford

2020 BRIDGE BUILDER HONOREES

Triad Foundation
Elizabeth and Troy Fowler
Caring for children in Tampa Bay and beyond

2020 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

Nancy Iben
Hillsborough County

David & Janet Ashton
Pasco County

JoAnn Fitzpatrick
Pinellas County


COVID-19 Triple Match

We are grateful to the Triad Foundation, Analgesic Healthcare, and an Anonymous donor. They have pledged $50,000 each to our COVID-19 Emergency Impact Fund. Your gift will be matched up to $150,000!