After Mrs. Stay’s 4th grade class was awarded a Givers Gain Grant to purchase a class library, Mrs. Stay, wife of BNI Executive Director and Chairman Emeritus of the BNI Foundation Board, Jeff Stay, showed her nine-year-old students the BNI Connect 5 2016 film to explain more about what the foundation is and how the foundation builds a conduit between business and education.
When these children realized how many kids around the world have serious needs, some of them became tearful. They told Mrs. Stay they wanted to each begin bringing a dollar a month to school so their class could be a BNI Foundation Monthly Hero.
She asked them to each write a compelling letter home to their parents to get permission. Each child’s parent(s) agreed! Now, these amazing kids exhibit extraordinary leadership and social responsibility by bringing $1 per month to which Mrs. Stay adds the difference so the class can be a BNI Foundation Monthly Hero at $50 per month.
When BNI Foundation co-founders, Beth and Ivan Misner, learned what an entire class of nine-year-olds is doing, they knew this was too amazing to go unnoticed.
So, Mrs. Stay’s 4th Grade Class CLUB was born, and what better way to kick off this giving season then by asking your BNI Chapter to Join the CLUB to acknowledge their leadership and how inspiring they are, as kids, to us, as grown-ups. We would love your BNI Chapter* to become BNI Foundation Super Hero ($100 per month). Every chapter that participates will help us send more grants to more teachers and impact more kids’ lives in your communities.
It’s that simple!
Please tell Mrs. Stay’s class: YES! Our Chapter will Join the CLUB today!
As Mrs. Stay’s 4th graders have proven, our Givers® Gain culture can truly make a difference.
Let’s take the lead from these 9-year-old students and show them what we can do to make their educational experiences better!
* Each chapter’s members only need to donate a few dollars per month for most Chapters to reach the Super Hero ($100+ per month) level.
Terms: Mrs. Stay’s 4th Grade Class CLUB will be running from Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017, through April 1, 2018. The region with the highest percentage of chapters that Join the CLUB will receive a special, personal visit from BNI Foundation Co-Founder, Beth Misner, and BNI Foundation Board Chair, Kevin Barber, to participate in an outreach project for a school in YOUR community and a regional social event with YOUR BNI members. In the case of multiple chapters achieving the highest percentage of participation, a drawing will be held to select the winning BNI region. All chapters who Join the Club will receive a BNI Foundation badge ribbon for each member.