Madison Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Drive – We Met Our Goal!

DSC_0113During our January 16 Rotary luncheon, Fund Drive Committee Chair Cathy Durham (left) was able to announce that we met our fund drive goal and, in fact, by the end of the meeting, we had exceeded it.  This was in thanks to several members who made contributions at the meeting.  In addition, we would like to thank Marv Levy who donated two courtside floor seats to the January 22 UW Men’s basketball game plus extras.  These tickets were auctioned off at the meeting, and this put us over our $130,000 goal.  Cathy thanked her committee members, those who donated prizes, and all of the members who contributed.  Here is a wrap-up report regarding our 2012-13 annual Fund Drive:

Total contributions and pledges were: $130,541.64 with 94% of members participating.  Our participation percentage this year was the highest it has been in the past 15 years.  Thank you to Cathy Durham and her Fund Drive Committee members: Frank Byrne, Mary Gaffney-Ward, Janet Gray, John Hayes, Patrick Marsden, Mark Moody, Lin Rohr and Carrie Wall on a job well done!

There were many wonderful prizes donated by club members.  Here is a listing of the prizes, donors and winners.  Our thanks to the donors and congratulations to the winners!

    UW Men’s Hockey Tickets donated by Kevin Hickman: Jon Nordenberg
    UW Men’s Hockey Tickets donated by Pete Christianson: Ted Ballweg & Steve Landry
    UW Men’s Basketball Tickets donated by Denny Carey: Virginia Bartelt
    Tickets for Globetrotters Game donated by Ted Ballweg: John Kanvik
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace book donated by Dave Mollenhoff: Dewey Bredeson
    Madison: A History of the Formative Years book donated by Dave Mollenhoff: Beth Prochaska
    Gift Baskets donated by Scott Haumersen: Ted Ballweg & Denny Carey
    Wine Gift Basket donated by Tim Conroy: Peter Cavi
    MMoCA Gift Certificate donated by Steve Fleischman: Ralph Middlecamp
    Glass Bowl donated by Denny Carey: Nancy Welch
    Handmade Scarf donated by Nancy Welch: Ted Long
    Isthmus Beer & Cheese Festival donated by Linda Baldwin: Kevin Hoffman, Dave E. Johnson & Kit Nordeen
    Jersey Boys Tickets donated by Ted DeDee: Valerie Kazamias
    Rock of Ages Tickets donated by Ted DeDee: Mike Engelberger
    Rotary Centennial Stadium Blankets donated by Patrick Marsden: Fred Blancke, Joan Collins, Carol Koby, Dan Larson, Elaine Mischler Paul Riehemann & Carrie Wall
    Seiko Watches donated by John Hayes: Dawn Crim, Boris Frank, Jessica Schock & Tim Stadelman
    Wisdom from the Ancients books: Bryan Chan, Jim Christensen & Chris Henderson
    More Wisdom From the Ancients books: Mike Hoesly, Rachel Krinsky, Ted Waldbillig & Ellis Waller

While our fund drive officially ended on January 16, we will continue to accept gifts through the end of our fiscal year which is June 30, 2013.  Remember that we have the added convenience of PayPal which members can access via the homepage of our website at www.rotarymadison.org.

Thanks to all members who participated this year.  Our grant committees are hard at work reviewing application forms received this year.  We will hear more about the results of the committees’ work in March when the process is completed.

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