04 Oct Fund Development News!
In 2011, the PCF was able to raise a record $240,874, and we believe we can work to do better in 2012.
Over the last two months, we have met with several new funders and one of the most promising wast The Reuter Foundation. We went into that meeting with a $15,000 request submitted to them and thanks to the hard work of our board and staff, they came back with a challenge for us. If we can increase the number of PC Scholars we bring into the program in November as well as increase the number of males, they would grant us $20,000 to bring Athena Nimmer on full time in August and another $20,000 in 2013 as well! Of course we accepted their challenge!
In addition, we would are working to strengthen our development efforts with our new fundraiser and by suggestion of new board member, Bob Rawson, a full on PCF Sponsorship Package to present to potential corporate donors.
In addition, we are eagerly waiting to hear from Cuyahoga County, where we submitted a grant request for $19,000 for the EE program, and Dominion Foundation for $5,000 for general operating.
We would like to thank COSE for their financial support of the EE Program and EE Alumni Association, and look forward to growing this relationship that is beneficial to both organizations!