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This #GivingTuesday, we took the opportunity to link our #GCHolidayGiveaway with a charitable cause of the choice of our friends, clients, and followers. Each branch of GunnChamberlain is giving away a different prize to a different winner, and this week our firms own 501c(3) charity, GC Gives Back, Inc., awarded the prize to Kate Chung!

Kate entered the contest, along with many others, by simply commenting on our video with what charity or organization she was supporting this Giving Tuesday. Kate let us know that she was supporting the Cummer Gardens Reconstruction Fund for the same reason we’re helping in the Virgin Islands: Hurricane Irma.

The Cummer Gardens were severely impacted by Hurricane Irma and will be closed to the public. While the staff, art collection, and building of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens were not substantially affected, the historic Cummer Gardens sustained extensive damage.

The damage to the Cummer Gardens also inspired Kate’s daughter! Recently, Ava and her friends put together a bake sale to benefit the gardens she had hoped to visit for her birthday, and donated more than $600 through their efforts! Take a look at her video below:

As Kate’s prize, we will be donating $50 to the Cummer Gardens Reconstruction Fund in her name! Thank you to all of our participants, and congratulations Kate!

Keep an eye out for our next contest in the GC Holiday Giveaway!

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