Development Jan-Feb 2011
Financial Development Newsletter Jan/Feb
We are working hard to realize our budgeted revenue for FY11. The economic times have made this difficult. We, luckily, have some incredible devoted donors who are always there for us, including some of our volunteers who are also able to donate their treasure with their time, THANK YOU!!
We continue to try to diversify our revenue, but our largest portion of the 1.1 million dollars we raise, annually, are from individual donors who give from $1 to $500,000 in a variety of ways by mail, online, bequests, stocks, and other methods. We are continuing to work hard to share the opportunity and difference of a donation to the American Red Cross. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your donation, how it is utilized or to encourage others to support our cause. Check out the below letter from Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott in encouragement of our Heroes Campaign that we hope to raise at least $50,000.
Planning for our 5th signature special event is under way for March 19, 2010 at the Coconut Point Hyatt. Check out below for more information. Considering volunteering to assist or attend!
2011 StarStruck celebrity dancers announced
Six local professionals will compete on footwork, fundraising
FORT MYERS, Nov. 17, 2010 – The cast of local celebrity dancers for the fifth annual StarStruck gala has been named.
StarStruck will take place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs March 19, 2011.
Each year, local professionals and community leaders with little or no ballroom dancing experience partner with professional dancers, training to compete in front of hundreds of people for the coveted crown. This follows months of competitive fundraising to help support the American Red Cross of Lee County.
This year’s celebrity dancers include:
Christin Collins – Senior Director of Development, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation
Dr. Elizabeth Fox – Fox Plastic Surgery Center
Pason Gaddis – Florida Weekly
Marty Howard – Community Volunteer, Philanthropist
Nancy McGovern – Lee Memorial Health System Board Member Dist 2
StarStruck includes a silent auction, dinner, wine, social dancing, competition, and entertainment. The event will be held at a new location, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point (5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134) beginning at 6 p.m.
In the coming weeks, each dancer will have their own personal webpage designed to help collect and measure donations. These webpages will be accessible through the Lee County Red Cross website, www.arclcc.org.
For ticket information call the Lee County Red Cross at 239-278-3401.