Message from the President: Fall 2016

Have you heard? We’re gearing up and getting things ready for the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. Planning is underway for a series of exciting events and programs celebrating the Foundation’s role in the community over the last half-century. This will not be business as usual!

In collaboration with the 50th Anniversary Committee, the Board has decided that we will not be hosting our traditional Holiday Gala this year; those of you who have been involved in years past know how much time and effort goes into planning that event each year, and we have decided to re-direct that effort into our 50th Anniversary programming, including a New Year’s Eve Party at the Fire Hall to kick off the Anniversary year. Don’t worry, though; the Gala will be back, and better than ever, in 2017!

Having said that, the Gala is one of our biggest fundraisers each year, and is a critical source of support in our efforts to carry out the Foundation’s goals and fulfill its mission. Without it, we will be relying heavily on your support to make this anniversary year truly special. With that in mind, we have developed a number of ways in which you can support the Foundation, in addition to renewing your membership; I sincerely hope you will consider volunteering, increasing your annual donation, raising your membership level, or buying tickets to some of the upcoming events!

If you need some additional incentive to get on board, we have been working hard to come up with a special event for our early significant contributors to the 50th anniversary fundraising effort; anyone making (or pledging) a donation of $500 or more before December 1st will get an invite! I’m happy to announce that event is now scheduled for December 15th at the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority House, and there is still time to get on the guest list! Don’t miss out on this early opportunity to recognize our Founders and to get a sneak peak at the upcoming Anniversary events! To learn about how you can be a part of it, contact your friendly local Board Member or reach out to me or Amy directly and we’ll be happy to fill you in.

Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation and all of the work we do, and I look forward to seeing you at an event soon!