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Fall 2020 Letter to the Community
Mid-Year Report: 2020
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FY2019 Financials – Income & Expense charts
Meet Our Newest Board Member
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Strategic Vision 2019
Camp Cabins Are Not Just Where We Sleep
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Meet Our Newest Board Members
The Final Survey
FY2018 Financials – Income & Expense charts
Our Year in Review: 2018
Special Thanks: 2018
Summary: Spring 2018 Board Meeting
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Growing Live Music
Volunteer Spotlight: Camille Holmes
FY2017 Financials – Income & Expenses
Post Balkan Camp Disorder (PBCD)
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EEFC 2017 Spring Board Meeting Message from the President
FY2016 Financials – Income & Expenses
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EEFC 2016 Fall Board Meeting Report
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Get the Official Registration Badge
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FY2015 Financials – Income & Expenses
Just What Does the EEFC Board Do?
Supporting the Čoček Nation Youth Scholarship
FY2014 Financials – Income & Expenses
Fall 2015 Board Meeting Summary Letter
EEFC 2015 Fall Board Meeting Report
A Few Changes to Membership
2015-2016 Fundraising Appeal
Bay Area EEFC Scholarship Created
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The 2014 Iroquois Springs Photo DVD from Margaret Loomis
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Spring 2015 Board Meeting Summary Letter
EEFC 2015 Spring Board Meeting Report
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East Coast EEFC Community Forum in Boston
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EEFC 2015 Community Forums
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ED Selection
Comments on ED Role May 2012
Board & Program Committee Update Feb. 2012
EEFC Board Meeting Notes: 1994 —2014

A Good Year for Giving!

It’s been a busy but sunny spring for the development team. We are happy to have an active committee of fundraisers who are determined to see the EEFC move forward on a steady financial keel.

We began 2016 by setting ourselves several ambitious fundraising goals. After a detailed budget analysis in January, we decided that we needed to increase our fundraising goal from $48,000 to $75,300. This amount keeps EEFC on track to finish the year in the black. Our second goal is to increase member/donor participation to 400, up from 344 contributors in 2015.

Thanks to your generosity, we are well on our way to achieving both goals. In fact, the EEFC has already received 65% of the donations we need in 2016! With 259 contributors in the circle, we’re also two-thirds of the way to our goal of 400 active supporters.

Several community members have been particularly generous. Twice this season, the EEFC has received an anonymous gift of $5,000 through the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund. Please join us in extending thanks for these kind donations! Kudos are also due to Zlatne Uste for supporting the EEFC with a portion of the profits made at the previous year’s Golden Fest. Bravo for paying it forward!

Most importantly, a great big THANK YOU to all of you who have already demonstrated your support for your East European Folklife Center.

With smiles on our faces from this happy news, we’re energized to keep making a difference. Won’t you join us? You can support Balkan music, dance and culture today!

Love and thanks,
Your Development Committee
Craig Kurumada, Linnea Mandell, Amy Mills, Elizabeth Ryan and Barbara Uhlemann