Yesterday was, perhaps, the best day in Reach’s young life. A Reach supporter, Karin Johanson, graciously agreed to host a fundraising dinner. After a delicious meal, I was given the opportunity to talk about Reach with those assembled. Generally, I speak for a couple minutes and allow time for a couple questions. Last night, I fielded questions for almost 30 minutes. It was quite an inquisitive group, but I believe I answered their questions adequately. When I walked out the door, I had collected more than $6,000 from the guests. This is, by far, Reach’s best fundraising event to date, and it allows us to begin focusing efforts on launching a more substantive fundraising campaign for 2010-2011. A couple big firsts for Reach:
- This was our first fundraising event to raise more than $5,000.
- This is the first month during which we’ve raised more than $10,000 (and, in case you’re wondering, it’s only November 16th).
- We’ve crossed $35,000 in funds raised.