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