“Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.” by Tim Fargo
Certainly, by now you are aware of our most recent achievement. The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Goal was met before the deadline because of a number of very generous donors. Because of you, several enthusiastic students will be showing up at the Learning Center to learn English thanks to “Friends of Copey”.
The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund VICTORY IS SWEET!
Goal = $1,500 *Donations Received = $1,500 Balance =$00.00
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to AGB Scholarship Fund Co-Chair Dr. Franklin Church.
Thank you for sharing this journey and being such a dedicated supporter. “Friends” could not make it without your support.
Now, we are still busy with our second fundraising campaign to help support the funding for the Executive Director’s position. We are doing very well so far but need additional donations/pledges. We still have some distance to go to reach our goal.
Executive Director Position
Goal= $2,000 *Donations/Pledges Received= $1,400 Balance=$600
Why is the ED position important? We know an organization striving to be successful planning for their growth and development must have leadership that is competent, strong, and committed. “Friends” agreed in 2015 to support the Learning Center’s decision to establish its first and only paid position, the Executive Director’s position. The results of this decision after its first year are very positive. A full list of all the 2015 achievements both “Friends” and the Learning Center can proclaim have already been cited in previous Posts. We now have 2016 plans in place to continue moving forward with new goals and high expectations for the students attending the Learning Center.
The ED position has helped improved the Learning Center’s credibility both within Costa Rica and certainly, in the US. For example; Angela, the ED, is now working closely with Emory & Henry College faculty and assisting in conducting the required course the E&H students must take as part of the requirement for their Bonner volunteer service in Copey scheduled for May. This classroom instruction is being done via Skype with Angela seen in the lower right hand corner. (photo: Bonner students, Xavier and Casey, and Dr. Alma P. Ramirez-Trujillo, Assistant Professor of Spanish, during first class day)
The double “pathway” allowing E&H students to travel to Copey and also
allowing two Copey students including Angela to travel to E&H College in June is convincing evidence for what can be done when there is strong and competent leadership in the position of Executive Director. We look forward to June when our special guests will walk among other students on the E&H campus. The “opportunity” is now and knocking on our door…without an appointment!
Methods for Donating are still the same.
If you wish to support the ED Position…the two methods for donating are the same as last year and for the AGB Scholarship Fund.
- The Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on….http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Find the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section that the donation supports the “EDF” (Executive Director Fund).
- The alternate method is to send me your donation. Make the check out to me. Once received, it is deposited in my account and then paid directly to the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. I will enter your name and designate where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I send to you as “proof” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Make out the check and send to:
Arthur T. Broady, 725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:1-509-783-5897
Please contact me if either method needs further explanation. The majority of the donors have used the second method without any problems or concerns. Both methods get the job done.