Donor Profile: Sarah Drewlow
Sarah and her family during a July 4th celebration. Photo provided by Sarah Drewlow. The Phoenix Society is the official monthly giving program at Florence Crittenton Services. It was formally created in 2022, though we have…
The Phoenix Society is the official monthly giving program at Florence Crittenton Services. It was formally created in 2022, though we have been fortunate to have many donors who choose to make their gifts monthly over the years. Sarah and Michael Drewlow have been committed monthly donors since 2015, making them part of the founding group of Phoenix Society donors. Sarah has also taken advantage of opportunities to leverage her monthly giving with employer matching, effectively doubling her charitable impact, multiplying her contribution and serving our shared goal of educating, preparing, and empowering FloCrit teen moms and their children. As part of our Pathfinder Donor Series, we want to highlight and honor the contributions of donors like Michael and Sarah and demonstrate how FloCrit donors think creatively about how to achieve their own philanthropic goals and maximize their impact on our FloCrit mission.
Sarah first learned about FloCrit over 10 years ago, when her then-employer did a fundraiser for FloCrit. She was drawn in by our focus on teen families, particularly the focus on helping moms with employability skills, so they can enter the workforce “with a head start.” She introduced her husband to FloCrit, and they have been consistently supporting the organization since then. Sarah likes monthly giving for its convenience, “We can plan ahead and then allow our giving to happen automatically.” Sarah and Michael have set their gift up through the Colorado Gives Day portal directed to FloCrit, however, donors may also set up recurring gifts directly on the FloCrit donation page (www.flocritco.org/give), or through another third party like a United Way employee giving campaign or through Benevity, also usually connected to a company’s charitable giving program.
At her previous company, Sarah was also able to take advantage of a generous employer matching program, which helped her apply for a 1:1 match on her total annual giving, effectively doubling her impact. And Sarah knows that this program is valuable not only because it resulted in more dollars for FloCrit, but also an increase in awareness, “Employer matching contributions are a great way to maximize giving and also introduce employers to great organizations they may choose to support beyond an employee match.”
Beyond monetary gifts, the Drewlows also participate in our annual Holiday Giving program, buying gifts for FloCrit families during the holidays. “We love buying some special things for the moms and kids and hope they feel a little blessing from what we share.” Thank you to the Drewlows for their many years of giving and engagement with FloCrit! To learn more about the Phoenix Society and monthly giving, employer matching, or Holiday Giving, please reach out to Individual Giving Manager Amanda Schweikert at email@example.com or Director of Development Theresa Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.