Nrpa Annual Fund Campaign 2000 Highlights & Wrap-Up

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We have had a great year for our 2000 Annual Fund Campaign. Our goal for Campaign 2000 is to raise $100,000. With everyone's support we hope to reach our goal in the next few weeks.

The NRPA Board of Trustees participation level for the 2000 Campaign was 100%! The Annual Congress for Parks and Recreation provided another opportunity for donor participation. Our dedicated volunteers ran the Annual Fund booth, which was strategically located in the main lobby. Over eight thousand dollars were raised in Phoenix for the Annual Fund. Donors who attended the conference had the opportunity to meet and socialize with their fellow donors at the Annual Fund Donor Appreciation Reception. ,Due to the beautiful Phoenix weather, this year's reception was held outdoors on the Civic Plaza patio.

This year our corporate supporters were invited to participate in the NRPA Annual Fund Campaign. The response from our vendors to our invitation to participate has been encouraging, The Development Committee has developed a plan to recognize their support.

If you have not yet made a contribution to the 2000 campaign please consider making a gift today.

Need more convincing? Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers regarding our campaign.

Why an Annual Fund?

Revenue raised from NRPA's Annual Fund will be used to enhance membership services and will support an increase in program awareness, advocacy, international visibility, and outreach to the public.

What needs does it serve?

Annual funds support important research and program initiatives such as these programs and projects approved during the past year.

* Cataloging software for the Joseph Lee Memorial Library

* New product development for the benefits program

* Purchasing a high-tech overhead projector for the NRPA Headquarters' Musco Auditorium

* Development of a NRPA-Web search engine that will enable members and NRPA-net subscribers to conduct keyword searches of our Web pages more quickly and accurately.

* Funded a commissioned-citizens board member video designed to educate citizens at the local and state level of the important role they play as advocates for public park and recreation services

* Obtaining a display booth to help showcase NRPA programs at regional, state, and allied organization conferences. …