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PYRAMID INC
June 14, 2013

Pyramid Inc is a day school for adults with disabilities. While the classes include basic education and life skills, the most important programs are Pyramid's art and music therapy. The impact of art and music on people with a wide range of disabilities is almost miraculous. The Pyramid Show choir performs all around the state, and they are currently performing a version of Oklahoma at the theater at Pensacola State University. I will never forget my first day at Pyramid....the warm greetings and outstretched hands from the students....and then to see the transformations over time....a woman with profound autism who now acts and sings....a young man who spent his first two years at Pyramid hiding in the halls now sings and mentors others in their artwork (he paints wonderful beach scenes)....Artists with profound physical and mental disabilities paint works that sell at local galleries and art fairs...and all performers and artists share in the revenues from ticket and art sales. I could go on for PAGES.

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IMPACT 100 PENSACOLA BAY AREA INC
June 14, 2013

ALL individual donations of $1000 combined into grants of roughly $100,000 for programs focussing on five areas: health, family, education, arts, environment. Proposals thoroughly evaluated by member committees who combine wide-ranging experience and skills. Any member can participate in the evaluations through committees and site visits. it's a thoroughly enjoyable and eye-opening experience. Grants carefully monitored for appropriate implementation, so you can be comfortable that your donation is spent as intended. Grantees often attract new sources of funding and other support once they have won an Impact 100 grant. In this way, one donation can be leveraged into many...an effective way for an individual to have real impact.

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