Annual Giving 2011-12

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Annual Appeal Mailing – incentives attached
This month you will receive a letter by mail explaining our Annual Appeal and how you can help with its success. If the concept “Annual Appeal” is foreign to you, then it is imperative that you carefully read the letter and call me if you still have questions. I will be posting regular updates in the Tuesday News and following up with each family in person, in the hopes that together we can meet our Annual Appeal goal of raising $65,000 by the end of June. If you remember nothing else about the annual appeal, remember this: Every Gift Counts, and we want to reach our goal of 100% participation by all board members, faculty and parents. Incentives (aka chocolate desserts) will be used.

Remittance envelopes will be included in your letter, and are available in the offices. There are 3 ways to make a gift to the Annual Fund:
1. Submit a check in the remittance envelope, and mail or bring it to the main office
2. Easy online giving, using PayPal or credit card, through our website: www.merriconeag.org
3. Make a gift of securities – call Shannon Combar, finance director for instructions

United Way / Live United
For those families who make a charitable gift to Live United (United Way), please consider designating Merriconeag as your charitable organization – this brings United Way dollars our way!
Matching Gifts from Your Employer
Some employers will match your charitable gifts, or provide employee charitable giving incentive programs. Ask your employer – and let us know if they participate in this way.

Any questions about the annual appeal or the ways in which you can donate or help with this effort, please contact Lynne Espy, Development Coordinator, at Ext. 116 or developmentcoordinator@merriconeag.org
Thank you in advance for supporting the school with your generous tax-deductible gift.