Friday, July 24, 2009

Filipino-American Association Fundraising Gala August 29,2009

Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia
(A Non-Profit Organization to Promote Inter-Cultural Education and Understanding)
P.O. Box 24112, Columbia, SC 29224
EIN 57-0942802
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Together we make a difference.
June 28, 2009
Dear Friends,
Thank you very for your past support of FAAGC's activities!
Your participation and donations through your time and other contributions has helped to make our activities a success.
The FAAGC will celebrate its 19th Annual Gala and 13th Induction Ball.
We will hold a formal dinner-dance ball on August 29, 2009 from 6 PM to midnight at the Marriott Hotel of Columbia at 1200 Hampton St. We invite you and your friends to join us on this happy occasion and to induct our newly elected Fil-Am officers and Executive Board.
Tickets are $45 per person if purchased on or before August 22, 2009 and $50 per person after that and at the door. Tickets for students are $35.00 each. The Columbia Fil-Am Cultural Dance Troupe will perform Philippine Folk Dances and modern dances for entertainment. There will be lively music to dance the night away and prizes to win from the raffles. Out of town guests may reserve a standard or double room at the Marriott for $99.00 per night plus tax. Please reserve early by calling 803-771-7000.
The Gala is our major annual fund-raising activity.
Your generous contribution will be a tremendous help to support our educational and cultural activities such as the scholarship fund, the Philippine cultural dance troupe, youth development program, and will bring us closer to establishing a Philippine Cultural Center in the midlands of South Carolina.
More importantly, part of your contribution will benefit the Philippine Red Cross and other charities that the FAAGC supports. In the past we have donated to the San Vicente de Paul Orphanage in Manila; SOS Village in Tacloban, Leyte; Boys and Girls Home in Marikina; the ERDA Foundation helping children in Metro Manila, and the Hospicio de San Jose Orphanage in Metro Manila. Helping the needy in the Philippines is one of the most noble and rewarding goals of our Association.
Please review the various sponsorship levels in the form at the back of this page and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Fill in the forms and send back with your payment and message before August 15, 2009 to be included in our souvenir program.
Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you at the gala and MABUHAY!
Marj Peña
2009 – 2011
Executive Board
Marj Peña
(803) 360-2469
First Vice President
Cecille Jacobsen
(803) 494-5613
Second Vice President
Lisa Edwards
(803) 360-2636
Shirley McGuinness
(803) 794-3138
Asst. Secretary
Bambi Tijing
(803) 749-2177
Nieves McNulty
(803) 781-9509
Asst. Treasurer
Wyda Viray
(803) 699-5265
Executive Board Members:
Jojo Flora
(803) 788-2183
Cecille Geoghegan
(803) 787-5255
Grace Balanquit
(803) 419-1345
Grace Collins
(803) 808-5740
Daniel Adcock
Filipino American Association of Greater Columbia
P. O. Box 24112, Columbia, SC 29224
Nineteenth Anniversary Gala Donations, Ads and Tickets
50% of your donation will Benefit the Philippine Red Cross and other Charities.
Name or Company _________________________________________ Tel. No.____________________________
Address __________________________________________________ email ______________________________
_________________________________________________ FAX _______________________________
_________________________________________________ Contact person _______________________
I/we would like to donate as
[ ] Benefactor (minimum of $350) Amount $___________
A benefactor receives 3 complimentary gala tickets and the option of having a full page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program for free. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Sponsor (minimum of $250) Amount $ ____________
A sponsor receives 2 complimentary gala tickets and the option of having a half page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Patron (minimum $150) Amount $ __________
A patron receives 1 complimentary gala ticket and the option of having a quarter page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Donor (any amount under $150) Amount $ __________ No complimentary ticket.
[ ] Advertiser: Please attach your message/ photo and preferred layout. No complimentary ticket.
[ ] Full page - $200 [ ] Half page - $125 [ ] Quarter page - $75 [ ] Business card - $50
All messages/advertisements and payments must be turned in no later than August 15, 2009 for inclusion in the printed gala souvenir program.
To order tickets: Please enter the number of tickets needed ($45 per ticket on or before 8/22/2009; $50/ticket after) ________
Please list the names of persons you would like to be seated with here: _______________________________________________
Please note. Your tickets will be mailed to you if we receive your request by August 22, 2009. After August 22, you can get tickets personally from the officers, or we can hold them for you and have them available at the door. Due to the requirements of the Marriott of Columbia, we would appreciate confirmation of your reservation and payment by August 22, 2009.
Please do not write below this line. For office use only.
Total amount enclosed $_______________ Check # ____________ or cash___________ Receipt # _____________________
No. of paid tickets: _____ No. of Complementary tickets ______ Ticket #s ____________________ Date sent ___________
Ad size: [ ]whole page [ ]half page [ ]quarter page [ ] business card
Message attached: [ ] yes [ ] no (needs follow-up)
Solicited by _______________________________ Checked by ________________ Rec’d by Treasurer _______________

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