FUNDRAISING FOR THE WALK TO ASPIRE 2010
- Would your department like to develop a project; or maybe it could be
something you usually do every semester? Make it a fundraiser and
charge for the item – ask for donations for your team to walk for
scholarships. Each donor becomes a donor for the Walk to Aspire.
- For 2009, the Award for "innovative fundraising" went to the Freshmen
Academies at QCC. This award was for the team that mobilized its people
within the College and partnered with the community to reach their
goal. They held raffles; they went door to door at the College asking
for support; they held a raffle using donated gifts as prizes; they went
outside to the business community and told them about their project and
won support – they did it all the Old Fashioned Way – they earned it!..
And they succeeded – they raised $3,463.00
- A Service Learning Project that will connect your Club, Church,
Synagogue, your local high school or organization to raising funds for
scholarships for students coming to QCC. Establish a process of
developing a list of names and addresses for a mailing list or create an
event to fundraise at; draft a letter or invitation on behalf of your
project; send to your mailing list; establish how will you handle
returns or plan your event; develop a thank you; count your COLLECTIONS
for the Walk to Aspire!
- Your Club or organization can hold a contest – a Dance Contest or a
Literary Contest etc. The entrants will make a donation to enter the
contest. Part of the collection can go to the Prize and the rest goes
for your Team in the Walk to Aspire for scholarships at QCC.
- Your Sports Team can ask for donations during one of your regularly
scheduled games and announce that the collection is to support the
Team in the Walk for Aspire for scholarships at QCC. Make posters and
flyers to promote the project.
- How about a Bake Sale at one of your meetings or events? The proceeds
will go to the Walk to Aspire – scholarships for future QCC students
- In 2007, one of the teams wrote to a former professor who is now working
in a local hospital. They explained what the team was doing in the Walk
to Aspire for scholarships. The professor forwarded the letter to the
Community Relations office of the hospital and the hospital gave $1000
to QCC / Walk to Aspire for scholarships.