BTF Parent Challenge volunteers
accepting the Heartwood Award in 2019.
UTS is grateful to all of the UTSPA leaders and volunteers for the unwavering support they gave to our building project over many years. From as far back as 1998 right through to 2021, UTSPA was there, making a big difference with total donations of $189,500. Along with their financial support, their dedication to the BTF Parent Challenge and UTS Together was vital to ensuring the project’s success.
BTF Parent Challenge: In 2018, the BTF Parent Challenge encouraged unprecedented philanthropy and participation in the parent community, engaging UTS families to support the campaign with a participation goal. UTSPA provided a $25,000 matching gift as an incentive to give. UTSPA volunteers joined the initiative as the grade champions and their efforts led to a year-over-year increase in parent giving of over 25 percent with 172 first-time gifts from families, unlocking the full match!
30 Humbert Move Support: UTSPA’s generous support in making our temporary location at 30 Humbert the home away from home was integral to strengthening our community bonds and facilitating the transition. UTSPA hosted Hello Humbert in 2018, welcoming our community on the first day at 30 Humbert with nearly 1,000 attendees. UTSPA also provided funding to purchase outdoor benches and air conditioning units for 30 Humbert.
UTS Together: In spring 2021, UTSPA volunteers joined our first-ever giving days, UTS Together 2021, as Grade Ambassadors to help raise funds to outfit our renewed building with furniture and equipment. The three-day event was a huge success with impressive increases in participation amongst all grades! UTSPA provided a $50,000 incentive, matching every $5 donated by parents with $1. Once again, the full match was unlocked with over 400 families making a gift to UTS during UTS Together.
Thank you UTSPA for being there for us and helping to make our new home a reality. Your leadership and moral support was vital to the success of our building, and our community!