French Broad Crossing, a residential development within Preserve Communities, will donate more than $16,000 to local nonprofit Beacon of Hope which will provide 64,000 meals to Madison County families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The donation was driven by a matching campaign in which Preserve Communities CEO and Founder Jack Fisher pledged to double donations from the community up to $5,000. The donation to Beacon of Hope was made through the company’s foundation, The James Fisher Memorial Foundation.
“I grew up in Madison County so it holds a special place in my heart,” said Fisher. “I’m so inspired by how this community has united to help our neighbors in need and look forward to a continued partnership with Beacon of Hope to ensure those who are food-insecure will always have a reliable resource to turn to.”
The matching campaign was a true community effort with participants including French Broad Crossing homeowners, prospective homeowners and others in the community. Donors met the $5,000 matching grant in under 24 hours and then tripled it by the end of the campaign.