Following nearly seven months of research into best practices and gathering materials on how to best implement an Annual Giving Campaign, we are announcing the program to the membership at this time. While a program like this did not exist within USATT it is a growing trend within individual National Governing Bodies (NGBs) as a means to help themselves meet their program demands. What is most exciting at this time is that U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has launched a Challenge Grant program for selected NGBs. In the Challenge Grant program the USOC will match dollar for dollar up to $50,000 for the years 2011/2012 on the total of funds raised by selected NGBs.
We are close to 100% participation by your Board of Directors and National Office Staff. The attached appeal letter from the Chairman of the Board, Peter Scudner, and Foundation President, Dell Sweeris, has set the tone for the campaign. We hope that you will sincerely consider your participation in this campaign for not only the tax deduction involved but also as a means for showing your support for our beloved sport. Campaign participants will be recognized in all future magazines and on website postings. Please use the attached program flyer as a means to participate in the program.
Thanks for your consideration of this appeal.
Michael D. Cavanaugh
CEO – USA Table Tennis