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CFIS Philanthropic Society – The Journey – Part 5 – The Thank You Letter

Setting up a fundraising event

I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas.

I found myself thinking too much about this event instead of enjoying my time with the family. It’s becoming a little bigger than I was expecting, but I think I’m up to the challenge. I have a lot of help.

I’ve begun working on my Thank You list.

I figure at the end of the event, I’m going to have to get up on the microphone and thank those who contributed the event.

This is a very important part of the ceremony. I’ve been in the position before where I’ve put in a lot of work toward some project, and never even received a simple thank you. I know it’s not required, but a little gratitude goes a long way, especially if I might need help in the future.

Anyway, here’s my list so far. I expect to add more and even delete some names if they don’t come through.

1. The donors / participants

2. The volunteer staff – identifying the separate groups or clubs who helped, along with their advisers.

3. The Fire Department

4. The custodial staff

5. The DJ

6. The T-Shirt guy

7. The principal

8. The district dignitaries

9. Any other dignitaries- city, county, etc.

10. My student and her mother who came up with the idea and helped promote it.

11. Who am I missing?

Like I said, this is probably one of the most important parts of any ceremony or event. It would be great if I was able to hand out some kind of certificate or plaque, but since I can’t, I need to do the next best thing – publicly show my gratitude.

Again, if you would like to donate to this cause, it would be greatly appreciated. The information can be found at the website I set up:

Thank you,


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