Kick-Off 2018…!

 “Kick-Off” for the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund Campaign

Originally, the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund (AGBSF) was the avenue for our family and close friends to honor the memory of my mother and her legacy for caring about others. It was October 2013 when “Friends” was first conceived. Later in December 2013 the first “Friends of Copey” Post went out to 17 family members and friends. On January 2, 2014, as Co-Chairs, Dr. Church and I officially announced the start-up campaign for the AGBSF.  Scholarship funds raised our first year was enough to support about 20 students.

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Anne G. Broady

Today, the AGBSF continues with the same purpose although the majority of current supporters never knew Mom. The recent “Financial Scorecard” clearly shows the level of interest, the dedication, and financial support has remained steady and consistent. This year, the total number of AGBSF recipients supported since beginning in 2014 may reach 100.

Some donors have already started turning in their support for the AGBSF and we are close to 50% of our goal as we kick off this campaign. The campaign deadline is set to allow sufficient time to determine the scholarship recipients and have them confirmed and ready to start school on February 1, 2018.

Anne G. Broady SF      Goal:  $1,500.00    Actual: $700.00     Deadline: January 26, 2018

“Kick-Off” for the Executive Director Salary Support

In 2015, the Copey Learning Center ask “Friends” to partner with them to support the salary for an Executive Director (ED) for the Center. Prior to this, the Copey Learning Center depended solely on volunteers (mostly volunteer teachers from outside the country serving both short and long-term) as leaders of the Center. As a result, the future growth and continuation of the Learning Center was uncertain and failure was a strong concern.

Graduation 7 Ana Presentation
Ana Yancy receives “Distinguished Leadership Award”

“Friends” agreed to be a partner and raised funds to support the salary of a competent and experienced leader to manage the day-to-day operations and provide leadership in building the future of the Learning Center. Our financial support has been significant and successful. Angela was the first ED in 2015 and was followed by Ana Yancy in 2016. Ana Yancy is ready to start her third year as the ED with a wealth of experience to move the Learning Center forward as a strong and viable educational resource for the community and growing to surrounding areas. The fundraising goal represents an estimated 45-50% of the annual salary paid to the ED.

I strongly urge “Friends” to regard this support as essential as the scholarship funds. This is our “best” way to help protect the educational investments we are making with the AGBSF. The quality of education our scholarship recipients and the other students receive is determined by the availability and quality of the leadership responsible each day.

ED Salary Support    Goal: $2,500.00       Actual: $400.00        Deadline: April 9, 2018

Methods for Donating have not changed. See the following:

DONATION METHODS

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:

  1. The Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access their 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).
  2. 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.

Closing Comments

In 2018 there are plans to continue doing what we seem to do best…”Be Friends!” I believe this is a very interesting time in our partnership history with the Learning Center. We all are more experienced and we have strengthened our partnership with the Learning Center having met the Learning Center Board of Trustees and the Copey community during our attendance at the 2017 graduation. Our hopes and expectations are greater than ever.

I know praying works! I know positive minded folks produce positive results. And, I know there is a supportive team of donors who support our financial needs when called upon. “Friends” is blessed with having many folks doing all three forms of support. I know this only works when all supporters work together…and proudly consider each one as “Friends”.  Thank You All!

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