SAN JUAN – The 20/22 Act Society, a membership-based organization founded in 2014 and built around Acts 20 and 22 of Puerto Rico to incentivize companies and high-net-worth individuals to relocate to the island under the tax incentive code of 2012, said Friday it has raised close to $1 million for local charities.
The 20/22 Foundation was formed to bring the society members’ individual charitable interests together. It educates those interested by, among other means, providing members with a community to socialize and interact, donate to local causes, and have a unified voice for its recipients.
In 2017, the foundation fulfilled its commitment to provide support to its partner charities through donations of more than $1 million that were received in response to Hurricane Maria. In addition to its storm relief efforts, the foundation raised close to $1 million in 2018.
“The commitment of the members of the Society shows the interest and dedication our members have in helping those in need in Puerto Rico, and while $1 million in commitments and donations won’t change the island, it sets a leading example for the rest of the community,” founder Robb Rill said in a statement.
Last year, the foundation supported such charities across the island such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, Centros Sor Isolina Ferré, Centro Esperanza, Hogar La Piedad, United Way of PR, Hogar del Niñito Jesús, Fundesco, Hospital Pediátrico, PR Alliance for Companion Animals and VIDAS. It also supports Kinesis, a charity that provides grants to highly competitive college students.
“The support of the 20/22 Act Society provided us the opportunity to open our clubhouses as soon as possible, and provide the services the community needed to be safe and continue their development while the schools were closed,” said Patricia De La Torre, resource development director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.
“What’s pleasing to see is that our efforts are making more of a difference as our members become more involved, and we will be working to do more in the future. Our goal is to provide a conduit that delivers hope to the non-profit sector of Puerto Rico,” Enid Concepción, the executive director of the society said.