“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” ~ by Oprah Winfrey
Today, this is the official “kick off” of the Anne G. Broady (AGB) Scholarship Fund Drive and our Executive Director (ED) Salary Support Drive.
Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund Drive GOAL=$1,500 ACTUAL=$100
Today starts our 4th year for the AGB Scholarship Fund Drive and historically, it has been one of our biggest accomplishments. More than 60 scholarships have been awarded to students. Consistent with the two previous years, we set the minimum goal of $1,500. This will support at least 15 students in 2017. The AGB Scholarship Fund Drive will be concluded on February 1, 2017. This provides the time needed for the Learning Center to award the scholarship to the family/student before school begins in early February.
Executive Director Salary Support GOAL=$2,000 ACTUAL=$00.00
We have now completed two years providing financial support for the salary of a (part-time) Executive Director.
This position provides the leadership and direction to the volunteer support and continuity to the ongoing success of the Learning Center. This is the only paid position and evidence is now clear this investment pays off very well. Both the first ED, Angela and the current ED, Ana Yancy, have demonstrated their capabilities by improving the Center’s educational services and building on its future success. The absence of this paid position requires the unwise dependency on outside volunteers coming in and out of the country/community on short-term assignments to meet the overall goals of the Learning Center’s mission. Volunteers are very valuable and essential to the Learning Center’s success in meeting everyday teaching needs. However, the continuity, consistency, and stability of the Learning Center demands someone willing to tackle the challenges in keeping the Center moving forward. I strongly encourage your support and on-going investment which is critical to the future of the Learning Center.
To make a donation in any amount you desire to the AGB Scholarship Fund or the ED Position or both…we have the same two methods of payment as in the previous years:
- The Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on…http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Locate the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of the 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 “AGBSF” or the “EDF” (Executive Director Fund).
- The alternate method available is by sending your donation directly to me by check. MAKE the check out to me, Arthur T. Broady and not to “Friends of Copey”…PLEASE! There is no local “Friends of Copey” bank account. Once received, I will then deposit the funds into my account and pay the Learning Center directly using the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. Your name as the donor is entered and is designated where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I then send to you as “proof” or “confirmation” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Send your check/donation to:
Arthur T. Broady, 725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 or Phone: 1-509-783-5897 if you have questions.
TODAY’S FINAL WORDS
Friends, both fund-raising drives are very important. How is it so? We have only to return to the 2016 Scorecard and reports on our efforts and accomplishments to find the answers. Students, parents, and the Copey community have been in partnership with “Friends” for over 5 years and 3 of those years have included our financial support. The Learning Center is thriving. During our short history as a partner, we have added schools, a college, a major community service organization, active and retired followers, and other workingpartners. New potential partners are watching and evaluating our efforts and continuous commitments. Our success has even emboldened us to explore building a new Learning Center.
I am planning to issue another Post later this week. There is developing news about our two new students selected to travel to the USA in June I will share. They will attend the Emory & Henry College’s “Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program”. Also, I plan to have a few comments about the book and the movie “Hidden Figures”. In prior Posts, I have mentioned my Aunt Katherine. I plan to share some of my reactions to the movie and the book. If you have seen the movie or read the book and wish to comment…send your thoughts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or make the comment using this Post.
I invite each “Friend” to experience the “pure joy” our experiences afford us in this project. The overall and individual efforts are the minimum for most…while the results are gigantic for many. Therefore, our motto continues to be true…“When many will do just a little…A lot will get done for Kids!”