On Tuesday, April 22, teachers and staff at John Muir Middle School colored their hair green after the school met Warner Bros. challenge grant deadline, raising more than $10,000 in 60 days.
“We are very grateful to Warner Bros. for offering John Muir Middle School a matching challenge grant of $10,000 to help modernize our auditorium,” said Principal Dr. Greg Miller. “The ‘challenge’ part was that if we didn’t raise the entire $10,000 in 60 days, then they would not match any of the money that was donated. The Muir community responded and we were able to raise almost $13,000 in the 60 days.”
“As a way to encourage giving, we told the students that if we reached our goal within the 60 days, then staff members that were willing would color their hair green on Earth Day,” explained Miller. “We have 35 staff members who have ‘gone green’ today.”
“With Warner Bros. contribution, we have now raised over $45,000 and are almost halfway to our goal of raising $100,000 to modernize our auditorium,” Miller added.
This challenge grant and matching gifts are part of the fundraising campaign to upgrade and modernize the Allan H. Burnside auditorium, which holds all school events including dance, theater, band, assemblies, award ceremonies, as well as community meetings.
Warner Bros. issued the challenge grant on February 22, 2014, at The Really Big Show auditorium fundraising event showcasing Muir and Burbank High School student, teacher and staff talent.