Mike Freed is preparing for his annual charity Freed to Run Challenge in November. The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund will match $25,000 in donations to the 2023 event, provided it raises at least $75,000 from other donors.
Jacksonville philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver has offered a multi-year challenge grant to encourage donations to the November 17-18 Freed to Run Challenge, the proceeds of which will benefit Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Shelter for Elders endowment to fund legal aid for area seniors facing housing instability.
The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund will match $25,000 in donations to the 2023 Freed to Run Challenge, provided the event raises at least $75,000 from other donors. In addition, over the following two years, the fund will match a gift of up to $25,000 from a single donor each year, dollar-for-dollar, provided that at least $50,000 can be raised from additional donors. The challenge grant is designed to help the Freed to Run Challenge meet its $100,000 fundraising goal each year.