Donor pledges $100,000 matching gift to ECHO

ECHO, a leading nonprofit global agriculture development organization, announced a transformative boost to its fundraising efforts with the confirmation of a generous $100,000 matching donation. This pivotal contribution comes at a crucial time for ECHO as it seeks to expand its reach and involvement at its four regional impact centers around the globe.

The anonymous donor has pledged to match every new or increased gift donated to ECHO by the end of 2023, up to a total of $100,000, effectively doubling the impact of contributions from supporters. This unprecedented gesture not only underscores the confidence in ECHO’s mission but also serves as a rallying call for the community to come together and support the organization’s initiatives.

“We are thrilled and deeply grateful for this extraordinary act of generosity,” said ECHO CEO Dr. Abram Bicksler. “This matching donation not only provides us with a significant financial boost but also serves as a powerful testament to the belief in the work we do. It’s an invitation for our community to come together and make an even greater difference in the lives of those we serve.”

ECHO, known for its commitment to equipping and empowering hungry families with knowledge and the life-giving grace of God for over four decades, has consistently demonstrated a track record of positive change. The additional funds from the matching donation will be instrumental in expanding programs and reaching underserved populations. Individuals, corporations, and philanthropic organizations interested in contributing to ECHO and having their donation matched are encouraged to visit or contact 239-543-3246.

ECHO provides hope against hunger around the globe through agricultural training and
resources. As a Christian technical networking and resourcing organization, ECHO builds a diverse, global network and serves that network by sharing validated contextualized agricultural options with technical excellence. ECHO’s goal is to serve its network members to advance food security and sustainable livelihoods. ECHO’s North American Regional Impact Center is located in Fort Myers, Fla. with a global presence through four Regional Impact Centers in the USA, Thailand, Tanzania, and Burkina Faso. For more information about ECHO call 239-543-3246 or visit or
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