Breaking Records

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.
Building on this exciting momentum, we also sent out information today, via a facebook invitation, for our first bar benefit. On December 8th, we’ll have a happy hour event at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill. To gain entrance, we ask for a minimum donation of $10 through our event page on Razoo. This rate will be good until December 7th. On the day of the event, a $15 cash donation will be requested. We hope to have more information about drink specials and raffles in the near future! We hope you’ll join us. If you have connections to bars, restaurants, or performance venues, and you think you might be able to help secure raffle items, please let us know.
All in all, it’s been a very exciting week!
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Founder and President – Reach, Inc.
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