Dear AngeLink Community,
Our thanks to all of you for enriching and supporting the lives of our community of Angels in 2023! As we approach the new year, let’s take a moment to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together in 2023!
- 60K Nationwide Users on AngeLink
- $3.3 Million Transactions Processed since inception
- 52K Social Media Followers
Our AngeLink Tech team developed breakthrough artificial intelligence and machine learning features to optimize user experience and to keep our platform superior in safety and functionality. We implemented AI in creating and editing user generated content and developed an ingenious AI Angel (AI assistant) to enhance user generated campaign stories. Here are some of the other new, innovative features our Tech team launched this year:
- Automatic email contact sync
- Automatic text contact sync
- Deep link on social media channels
- Toll free customer service number
- Enhanced AI security review of fundraisers
- AI user story enhancement
- Women-centric community support
- Matching donation opportunities through the AngeLink Community Foundation
Looking ahead, our future technology roadmap includes additional AI powered development, AI generated trending hashtags and AI suggested captions to share your fundraiser across social media.
Partnerships, Sponsors & Supporters
AngeLink partnered with FL businessman Onur Haytac and 2L Foundation who donated $100,000 in matching funds to raise $222,828 for the earthquake victims in Turkey. Special thanks to Colliers Reserve Community for their $95,000 donation. All funds benefitted Ahbap.org, the most trusted foundation in Turkey, providing immediate relief and long-term support to those affected by the disaster.
Camille and Richard Forman generously partnered with AngeLink providing nearly $40,000 in matching funds to benefit United Hatzalah humanitarian relief services in Israel. $85,269 was raised for desperately needed emergency medical supplies and equipment for those wounded by the conflict in Israel and Gaza.
Colin McConnell raised over $28,500 by asking his friends and followers on TikTok to help him to support his neighbor, Donald Wilson, who recently lost his wife. Donald is now a single father facing the challenges of raising his three beautiful children, Donald Jr, Poetry, and Honesty alone. The generosity of strangers not only provided essential support but shined a light of love from a community coming together to help someone in need. Our PR team secured earned media opportunities for Donald and Colin on CBS Mornings, On The Road with Steve Hartman, Inside Edition, The Washington Post, and more!
AngeLink also partnered with social media influencer Wasil Daoud to raise funds to help in his efforts to feed the homeless throughout the country. As part of his fundraiser campaign, our PR team also secured press coverage for Wasil and his efforts in Business Insider and Insider.com.
Amanda and Steve lost everything in the Hawaii wildfires – their home, vehicles, jobs, and they were separated from their beloved dog, Remi. AngeLink helped them to raise more than $21,000 to start their lives again. While spreading the word about their campaign, our PR team was able to secure media coverage for Amanda and Steve in People Magazine, Forbes, Yahoo, and more.
Customer Love! (Support)
This year our Customer Support team launched Toll Free Phone Call Support! This new feature proves that Fundraising with Love™ is more than just a motto – it moves us ahead of the competition and truly supports customer needs! Customers can now contact our Customer “Love” team via chat, email, and phone for all their requests. Here’s the number: 877-5-ANGELINK.
Our hardworking Support team also decreased response time to better serve our customers and achieved 4.6 stars (out of 5) on TrustPilot.
Stories from Our Community
Discover these AngeLink fundraisers that created a powerful impact in 2023.
Lung Transplant Expenses for Roseanne Morales: Raised $34,020 with 268 donations
Kari Newman created an AngeLink for her Mom. Kari shared, “We have been amazed and humbled by the outpouring of support from our community. The hundreds of donations and wonderful messages far surpassed our goal and have been a true bright spot during a very difficult time. You just can’t imagine what a difference it has made.”
Vance’s Medical Bill and Recovery Fund: Raised: $27,320 with 274 donations
Vance’s friends set up an AngeLink to support him after brain surgery. Vance shared, “I want to express my immense gratitude for all the support during my medical journey. The many generous gifts have kept me going and oftentimes have moved me to tears. I am so honored and blessed.”
Smart Fit Girls: Equitable Access to Movement: Raised $10,131 with 73 donations – Nonprofit, Smart Fit
Girls, surpassed their goal on AngeLink thanks to generous friends – plus an Angel Grant from the AngeLink Community Foundation. All the money raised goes to support the scholarships for girls to participate in the program who otherwise could not.
Tess Kuhlmann: Raised $115,840 with 1,025 donors
Tess Kuhlman, a high school student who suffered a horrific accident, captured the love and support of her community through an AngeLink raising significant donations for her medical expenses. AngeLink CEO Gerry Poirier traveled to NY to meet fundraisers Donna and Laura and hand deliver a soft blanket and a book of loving comments from their 1,000+ donors.
AngeLink Launches National Community Give Back
We launched a National Community GIve Back with LIVE activations in New York, Colorado, California and Florida to celebrate the power of giving on National Be An Angel Day by giving away free meals! Founder & CEO, Gerry Poirier was with the Heavenly Biscuit on Wheels giving free breakfasts to hurricane victims and recovery workers in Fort Myers, FL. Director of Customer Ops, Francisco Manalo was at White Rice in San Diego, CA celebrating unity and generosity by feeding the people who make a difference there. We also traveled to Denver, Co and Brooklyn, NY to share the angel love with our community. #CelebratingAngels!
From Our Founder
As the founder of AngeLink, I am thrilled at how our community of Angels came together this year to improve lives, share love and inspire hope by touching the hearts of so many. By your use of our innovative social crowdfunding platform, we welcomed thousands of new campaign organizers who raised funds to fight cancer, pay medical bills and fund memorial services for loved ones. Together, we helped our community recover from natural disasters and repair homes devastated by fires and floods.
All this was made possible by our innovative Tech team who worked tirelessly to add new features to our platform and ensure a seamless user experience. AngeLink’s dedicated Customer Support and Operations team enabled us to provide exceptional service to users with patience and empathy making a significant upgrade in our overall user experience. Our Design and Marketing team’s creativity and attention to detail helped us launch new, engaging and user-friendly features. Our PR team helped users share their heart-felt stories through various media outlets to reach their fundraising goals.
We are proud of the positive impact AngeLink has made in the lives of so many and are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead. Thanks to our expanding nationwide community and our AngeLink team who’ve been instrumental in our 2023 success. We look forward to serving hundreds of thousands more in the new year to change lives and create a powerful impact.
Best Regards, Gerry Poirier
CEO and Founder