Our estimated budget for the 2012 HOBY Washington Leadership Seminar was $40,000, based upon 123 ambassadors. Our final numbers were slightly lower and Cornish and Bon Appetit worked closely with us to keep costs down. Thanks to ongoing fundraising efforts throughout the year we have thus far raised approximently $15,000 for this year’s seminar. Volunteers across the state are continuing to lend a hand and it is with the hope of our OUTSTANDING Community that this year will end in a positive balance for future HOBY WA events.
Here are some highlights from our efforts this year…
The HOBY Washington Corporate Board and Development Committee worked tirelessly to raise funds for the seminar, as did our new HOBY WAAG (HOBY Washington Alumni Action Group) and a number of HOBY alumni. Our Leadership Seminar Chair, Claire, enlisted roommates, parents, family, and friends to organize and attend HOBY WA fundraising events. (Thank you, Claire!)
It took ALL OF US working together to raise the amount of money we needed for this year’s seminar.
- We launched a new Business Sponsorship Campaign (see below).
- We also reached out to alumni parents from 2010 and 2009 to support the HOBY Change Challenge.
- We mailed letters to service clubs across the state to encourage them to support the seminar costs (room and board, etc.) for ambassadors from their areas.
- Board Member Jamie Utt launched a new HOBY WA Campaign on www.indiegogo.com. Check it out. You can donate anything from $1 (HOBY Ambassador Advocate) to $2000 (Platinum Level Support)
|Business Sponsorship Package 2011 (2012 version coming soon…)
HOBY Washington welcomes business sponsorship to help make this year’s seminar a reality. HOBsters, if you would like to speak to local businesses in your area, here are some sample letters and informational pieces you can download and take. Please email us (email@example.com) to let us know whom you’ve contacted, when, and the results: