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Mission Makers have a lasting impact on our local community for generations to come by helping at-risk children rise above daunting challenges and secure a successful future by engaging in financial support through individual sponsorships. With your help and support, our scholars achieve their dreams of a college or post-secondary education.

By supporting our powerful, proven program that delivers the state’s highest graduation rates from High School and College.

  • Mentoring – 1/2 hour weekly during the school year
  • Post-Secondary Scholarships – Guaranteed tuition scholarship after graduating high school *
  • TSIC Standards – Scholars commit to rigorous academic and personal accountability standards
  • College Preparation – Workshops and experiences to ensure college success for at-risk students
    • Internships & Career Coaching - Partnering with local businesses to create opportunities in diverse business sectors and high demand jobs

The #1 benefit of your membership is knowing that you and your investment are making a lasting and tangible difference in our community by supporting a powerful and proven program!

All Mission Makers receive:

  • Acknowledgement on Take Stock Manatee website and social media.
  • Acknowledgement in Take Stock Manatee Quarterly Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in Take Stock Manatee Annual Report
  • TSIC-M Mission Maker Decal / Bumper Sticker / Car Magnet
  • TSIC-M Mission Maker Membership Card & coupons to receive exclusive discounts
  • Exclusive access to Annual Meeting featuring Take Stock Scholars & Mentors

Levels of Membership

Additional Benefits are described in the table below.
Membership benefits roll up, for example, those described for the Principal level will apply to all levels above.

Mission Maker Level

Annual Cost

Cost Per Month

Additional Benefits

Department Head



  • $1,000 Named Mini-Grant Opportunity
  • 6 Tickets to Defying Gravity
  • 6 Tickets to Graduation Celebration




  • $500 Named Mini-Grant Opportunity
  • 4 Tickets to Defying Gravity
  • 4 Tickets to Graduation Celebration

Assistant Principal



  • Exclusive Invitation to Member Social / Keynote Speaker
  • 2 Tickets to Defying Gravity




  • Annual Breakfast with Executive Director




  • 2 Tickets to Graduation Celebration




  • 2 Complimentary Race Registrations




  • 1 Ticket to Graduation or 1 Race Registration




  • Entry into our Annual Membership Raffle for Exclusive Prizes from our Business Partners


This level of giving is reserved for investors who demonstrate long-term support for Take Stock Manatee by renewing every year for three consecutive years.  Their investment in education will be recognized among a group of donors that want to distinguish themselves as leaders in education.  

Honor Roll Society Members are classified as follows:

  • Founder’s List - $10,000 + for each year of 3 years
  • Chair’s List - $5,000 - $9,999 for each year of 3 years
  • President’s List - $1,000 - $4,999 for each year of 3 years

Honor Roll Society members that renew their membership for another 3 years at the same giving level will qualify the donor for a level of High Distinction:

  • Summa Cum Laude - $10,000+ for each year of 6 years
  • Magna Cum Laude - $5,000 - $9,999 for each year of 6 years
  • Cum Laude - $1,000 - $4,999 for each year of 6 years.

Whether you choose to contribute with time, talent or treasure on an ongoing basis, you can help a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing self-esteem and confidence, all that has a positive impact on the entire community!

For 20+ years, Take Stock Manatee has worked closely with the school district, local business and community leaders to change the lives of children in our own backyard by providing scholarships, mentors and hope. We can’t do it alone, and that’s why joining our efforts today, will have a profound, transformative effect on our community and its young people.