Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DOES ENVISION NEED PEOPLE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS? Envision’s primary funding source is Medicaid. Unfortunately, Medicaid funding rates have been stagnant for years and only cover the most basic services that Envision provides to nearly 700 individuals annually. Private philanthropy is critical to add depth and breadth to Envision’s programs and ensure ongoing stability and sustainability.
WHAT DOES THE TAGLINE “Go the Extra Mile” MEAN? Successful organizations and people do more than just the bare minimum. They lean in, reach further and strive for excellence. Envision has a long history of “going the extra mile” for the children and adults we serve. Since 1963, Envision has been a trailblazer in creating innovative programming to help people with developmental disabilities lead full and vibrant lives. Achieving that has always required help from families and friends whose lives have been touched by our services. We continue to need them to “go the extra mile” to help Envision – and the people we serve – thrive.
IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE? Walk for Envision doesn’t require a registration fee but we encourage all participants to fundraise or make a donation. Participants who individually raise a minimum of $100 receive a free event T-shirt and lunch.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE? Yes. Registering online (envisionohio.org) gives you access to a number of great fundraising resources and lets us keep you updated on the latest Walk for Envision information. It also gives us an idea of how many people to expect at the event so we can plan ahead for lunch and volunteer staffing.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE WALK IF I'M NOT ON A TEAM? Yes, you can choose to walk and fundraise individually. But walking with friends, family or coworkers can make attending the Walk for Envision more enjoyable and rally even more support for Envision.
HOW CAN I JOIN A TEAM? When you register, you can choose to join an existing team or create your own by registering as a team captain. Grab your walking shoes and join us for Envision’s “Walk for Envision – Go the Extra Mile.” This is a great way to show your support for Envision and the people we serve.
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM? No, but we encourage every participant to support Envision by making a donation and fundraising. Every dollar counts! People who raise at least $100 will receive a free event T-shirt and lunch.
HOW ARE DONATIONS MADE? Donations can be made via cash, check or online with a debit or credit card. All checks should be made payable to “Envision.”
DO YOU ACCEPT EMPLOYER-MATCHING DONATIONS? Yes, talk to your human resources department to find out if your company participates in a matching gift program. Some employers may double or even triple your fundraising contribution to Envision.
ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE? Yes, all donations to Envision are tax-deductible.
CAN I STILL FUNDRAISE IF I CAN'T ATTEND THE WALK? Of course! You can choose to sign up as a "Virtual Walker" when you register. This means that even though you won't be walking in person, you'll still run a fundraising campaign and virtually "walk" to support Envision. And, you'll still be eligible for recognition (i.e. Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team, etc.) and fundraising prizes.
CAN I FUNDRAISE AFTER WALK DAY? Yes, any funds submitted within four weeks of Walk Day are included in qualifying totals for individual fundraising rewards and team awards. Any funds submitted after that are still accepted and although they won't qualify you for rewards, they still go to support Envision’s mission.
HOW DO I GET AN EVENT T-SHIRT? Any participant who raises or donates $100 or more, on or before Walk Day, will receive an official Walk for Envision – Go the Extra Mile T-shirt.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE? Envision staff can assist you every step of the way with helpful fundraising resources and other support you may need. Email them at email@example.com
CAN I EARN ANY PRIZES FOR FUNDRAISING? Yes! To thank you for your hard work, we're offering some great fundraising prizes. After your final donations are tallied, you can select a prize based on your fundraising total. There are multiple levels starting at just $250. In addition to these prizes, you can also earn a Walk for Envision – Go the Extra Mile T-shirt when you raise $100!
WALK DAY WHAT SHOULD I BRING THE DAY OF THE WALK? Make sure to bring your completed walker donation form and collection envelope with any cash or check donations. Donations can also be mailed or hand delivered to Envision beforehand, as you collect them. The address is: Envision, 3030 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211.