Jim Wilson & Associates presented a fundraising challenge to James W. Wilson Elementary School – agreeing to match funds raised during this school year up to $20,000. The school accepted the challenge and, through a series of events, raised more than $35,000. Representatives from Jim Wilson & Associates presented a check to the school on Tuesday.
“We are thrilled,” said Wilson Elementary Principal Meredith Bishop. “Even though we are a new school, we have so many things that need attention. This donation will go a long way to help us provide more services to our students. We are so very grateful to the Wilsons.”
Bishop says the funds will be used, in part, for much needed upgrades to technology, library books, electronic language translators, additional physical education equipment, and improvements to the playground.
The $20,000 donation is the first in a five year, $100,000 challenge to Wilson Elementary. Jim Wilson & Associates has also offered the same challenge to Park Crossing High School – their fund raising efforts for the year are still in progress.
Needless to say, both schools will be busy working on school fundraising ideas over the next few years.
Will Wilson, President of Jim Wilson & Associates believes business partnerships are critical to the success of our schools.
“Anytime we can encourage education and the physical well-being of our students we should do so, and this commitment and contribution to Wilson Elementary is a great way to do both,” said Wilson. The ultimate goal is to enhance education and bring together children, parents and the community to make an outstanding school even better.”
The company presented a check for the $20,000 donation at a ceremony at the school.
Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, based in Montgomery, Alabama, is a privately owned real estate company specializing in shopping centers, residential real estate investments, offices, condominiums, hotels and mixed-use developments. With over three decades of real estate experience, JWA has developed in excess of 21 million square-feet of shopping center space. The company’s development portfolio includes residential communities and condominium residences, mixed-use developments, Class A office buildings and hotel and country club assets. For more information, visit www.jwamalls.com.