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KLM Foundation needs financial support during COVID-19

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:59:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Organizers are hoping to build on lost revenues in after the KLM Black and White Affair, a fundraiser which provides scholarships for Virginia students was postponed

Kim Martin Founder of the KLM Scholarship, said that the Black and White Affair is the KLM Foundation's largest fundraiser.

The fundraiser typically brings in about 90% of the organization’s funding, and the drop in revenues means a drop in awards to Virginia students. Martin said that the drop in funds is particularly concerning because from May to June she and her team will be accepting book scholarships from students.

Martin says in 2019 the non-profit gave out over $57,000. For 2020 they had to cut it down to $30,000.

To help the award program, the foundation has set up a Go Fund Me account.

If you’d like to support the foundation, you can visit the KLM Scholarship Foundation’s social media https://www.facebook.com/KLMScholarshipFoundation/ and website www.klmfoundation.org.