Rousing Raffle Extravaganza Raises More Than $4,000
Hundreds of attendees took part in the ASHFoundation's Rousing Raffle Extravaganza at the recent ASHA Schools Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The raffle raised more than $4,000 to support the ASHFoundation's grant and scholarship programs.
Raffle participants purchased tickets and placed them in
fishbowls for chances to win nearly 40 prizes including an iPad Mini, Kindle
Fire, gift cards (American Express, Amazon and iTunes), hotel stays, conference
registrations, restaurant certificates, gift baskets and books. Individuals and
organizations—including ASHA and ASHFoundation board members, Plural
Publishing, Pearson, WPS, RWH Technology, Therapro, Little Bee Speech, and the
California Speech-Language-Hearing Association—donated prizes for the raffle,
which was the featured event at Friday evening's welcome reception.
Mary Wilson, co-founder of Laureate Learning Systems, gave
the raffle a boost by announcing she would match every $20 raffle ticket purchase
with a donation. As news of Wilson's matching donation spread, excitement grew—as did the number of $20 bills deposited in the ASHFoundation's cash box! Of the more than $4,000 raised from the raffle, Wilson matched $3,180, bringing the total raised to more than $7,000.
The Rousing Raffle Extravaganza—and all ASHFoundation
activities—raise funds to support research and education in communication
sciences and disorders. For a full list of raffle prize winners and donors, the Foundation website.
Take Action Now for Second City in Chicago
True to tradition, plans are set for an exciting
ASHFoundation event at the upcoming ASHA convention in Chicago. The Nov. 14
fundraiser will feature the Second City Improv All-Stars, an improvisational
comedy show starring up-and-coming talent.
After the show, guests can meet the cast at a dessert
reception. All funds raised at the event, which will begin at 8 p.m. at the
Moulin Rouge Room of the Chicago Fairmont Hotel, go toward the research and
scholarship programs that support the field's members. Tickets are available for purchase on the ASHA convention registration form.
The ASHFoundation will showcase the full impact of donations
and support on Friday, Nov. 15, during the annual Founders Breakfast at the
Fairmont Hotel. As longstanding donor Anita Halper says, "I've been attending this event for 30 years and still feel the thrill of seeing new scholars with innovative ideas take the stage to receive our donated funds. Everyone in the room feels a part, that we truly make a difference!"
The ASHFoundation expects to disburse more than $500,000 in
research grants, scholarships, and clinical awards. Donors at the Founder and
higher levels ($100 or more) will receive invitations by mail. It's not too late to make a contribution and receive an invitation. Donate online at the Foundation website or call 301-296-8704.