In early 2021, Bit-Wizards
took its philanthropic efforts to the next level by unveiling the Be the Magic Foundation (BTMF). The Foundation is committed to making the future of its community stronger and more viable through the support of Youth Development, Adults & Children with Special Needs, Animal Welfare, and Community Development.
After the Foundation’s announcement, dozens of organizations applied online and were vetted by the Be the Magic Foundation board. Through a variety of partnerships, a total of 15 local nonprofits received a combined $122,352 in cash donations and over $205,600 in services and volunteer support by year's end.
100% of all funding received by BTMF goes to its nonprofit partners. Bit-Wizards covers all administrative expenses, promotion and advertising costs, and other Foundation overhead. This ensures that every cent donated directly impacts the Northwest Florida nonprofit community.
“We are thrilled with the impact the Foundation was able to make in its first year! Through our new partnerships we learned a lot about the impact nonprofits have on our local community and look forward to continuing our support of their missions.”
-Heather Ruiz, Board of Directors
Be the Magic Foundation recently elected a new slate of Directors to its Board, adding the following Bit-Wizards staff members to its ranks:
Vince Mayfield – President
Louis Erickson – Vice President
Tabitha Erickson – Treasurer
Caroline McCoy – Secretary
Heather Ruiz – Director at Large
Jason Monroe – Director at Large
LXS Fregger – Director at Large
The Foundation accepts partnership requests on an ongoing basis. Interested nonprofit organizations can visit BeTheMagicFoundation.org
to learn more.