A Challenge from the Driehaus Trust

BAPA has been awarded a challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust that will match donations dollar for dollar, doubling the value of contributions received by #Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. 

Whether you’re a current BAPA member, planning to renew your annual membership or a first-time member, we hope you can find a little extra in your budget now that your monetary contribution will go twice as far!   

“The Driehaus Trust generally only supports organizations that are successful in carrying out their missions in a meaningful manner,” said Thomas Chomicz, BAPA Vice President. “The Driehaus grant not only provides funds to support BAPA, but recognizes BAPA’s success in serving the Beverly/Morgan Park community.” 

This generous matching grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust will enable BAPA to expand its grassroots work in the community. BAPA has been busy working on beautification projects that target public spaces, reinvigorating important programs that support neighborhood schools, strengthening services to local businesses, reactivating community partnerships and more.   

BAPA relies on financial support from neighbors who understand our mission to keep Beverly/Morgan Park strong and beautiful. But an important aspect of this grant opportunity is the positive reflection of BAPA’s longstanding work and of our neighborhood. 

“This grant is a validation of BAPA’s leadership and work,” said BAPA Executive Director Susan Flood. “It is tremendous affirmation of BAPA’s vital role in our community.” 

The residents and businesses in Beverly/Morgan Park have a long history of supporting BAPA’s work, and we are hoping that neighbors who have not yet become members will view this grant as an opportunity to show their confidence in BAPA’s work and double the impact of their dollars. 

BAPA is a 501 (c) 3 not0for-profit organization and gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

Please use the membership envelope enclosed in this issue of The Villager or visit bapa.org/give where it’s fast and easy to sign up online.  

If you need more information about BAPA and our work, please feel free to call Susan Flood, 773-233-3100 ext. 207. She is eager to make time to talk about all the wonderful work being accomplished on behalf of our community. 


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