|Pledge & Donation Card||Frequently Asked Questions|
|As of April 1, 2013 we have raised $800,000 (and that is no joke)|
** Current Fundraisers **
2013 Endowment Fund Raffle -- For information, click on the Flyer Image.
Free Event Insurance
Headquarters will waive the event insurance premium for any chapter or section that holds a fun, flying activity and donates 50% or more of the proceeds to the Endowment Fund.
Goodsearch and Goodshop
Goodsearch will give us a penny per search and goodshop will give us money for shopping. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com and type in 99s - the computer will fill in "Ninety-Nines-99s-Endowment-Fund-International-Organization-of-Woman-Pilots". An organization our size has the ability to earn $100,000 per year for the Endowment Fund.
From March 31, 2012 until March 31, 2013 the person who is credited with the largest donation will win $100 CASH!!! The totals from March 31, 2012 have been noted so the playing field will be level. AND THE WINNER IS!!!!!!! SHANNON OSBORNE FROM THE NORTH JERSEY CHAPTER - CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK
Dine to Donate
California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of the sales of the event to our Organization. It's as easy as picking a date, filling out a W9, handing out a Fundraiser flyer to all your friends and family and having a great meal at California Pizza Kitchen - why not plan one before your next meeting?
eBay has a charity sight called Mission Fish. Why not put your unwanted items on eBay and donate the proceeds to The Endowment Fund. The link is http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=52185
Donor Recognition Plaques - both Physical and Virtual
The first flight of names landed on the Donor Recognition Plaques at Headquarters in March 2003. An accumulated contribution of $500 or more will see the names of members, chapters, sections and loyal supporters land on the plaques. As your accumulative contribution increases, your name plate will reposition from one section of the plaques to the next during the spring and fall International Board meetings.
Become an Endowment Fund Ambassador
Help your chapter members understand the need for a fully funded Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund. Help your chapter hold a fund raising event, anything from Pennies-a-Pound airplane rides to bake sales, to raise money for The Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund. Tell other Ninety-Nines how important it is to support The Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund.
Stop by our booth in the Fly-Market at Conventions
We will have time to chat, to show you our latest fund raising projects and to help you understand the necessity of fully funding The Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund. During the International Conference the Trustees have special projects to raise awareness and funds. Visit the Endowment Fund display at the Flymarket each year to see our current project and what your support can do.
Purchase a Contribution Card
When Carolyn Van NewKirk thought we could use a new card she had an artist friend, Frank Batson a well known watercolor artist, draw his idea. Carolyn and Frank collaborated to insure the accuracy of the charter members and the airplane in the background. This beautiful watercolor of an airplane with the charter members of the 99s depicted has been used to create a useful greeting card design that will be a joy to send and a joy to receive. The price of these unique and beautiful cards is $10 for one, $50 for six and $100 for twelve.
THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF A CARD IS
A CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND!
Cards may be ordered from: Virginia Harmer, 8627 Banyan St, Alta Loma, CA 91701-2605
or Mary Wunder, 743 Collegeville Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426-1166.
Think about Serving on The Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund as a Trustee
Would you be interested in tackling one of the most challenging jobs in The Ninety-Nines? Willing individuals with fresh ideas are needed to carry on the objectives of the Endowment Fund. Several of the Trustees will have served the maximum three terms allowed by the Bylaws in 2005 and 2006. New hands must take the controls to pilot the Fund into the future. Arrange to learn about the crew responsibilities for the Endowment Fund by contacting any current member of the Board of Trustees.
Sign up for an Automatic Credit Card Donations
Many members donate $9.99 a month or $10.00 or $25.00 or more on their credit card each month, or $99 or more each year. This small amount is less than many of the little things we spend money on without thinking. Join us in this painless habit and watch the Fund grow.
Contributions by an individual generates an income-tax receipt. Some employers also like to receive tax benefits and have a program of matching employees charitable contributions. With these programs, employers will donate an equivalent amount to the same charity. Does your workplace have a similar program? Have you taken advantage of it to benefit The Ninety-Nines?
Put us in your will or as beneficiary for an insurance policy or just plain make a generous
donation for the future of The Ninety-Nines, our own Organization of Women Pilots.
About the Trustees:
The Trust is composed of five elected members of The Ninety-Nines who choose their own officers, collect, maintain and manage tax deductible donated funds in a permanently restricted investment account. The trustees' primary duties are to promote the growth and development of the Fund. These duties include fund raising, management, collection and maintenance of the principle through prudent investments and supplying the membership with regular financial reports on the Fund. The trustees have responsibility for day-to-day management of the investments and consult with professional financial advisors.
The Trustees of the Endowment Fund hold several meeting each year to review the business of the Fund. Maximizing the Endowment Fund investments in to the current economic climate has been a challenge for the Board. Our losses have been minimal in relation to the general economy, thanks to prudent investment. Continued support of the membership is assisting us toward our initial goal of one million dollars. The long term objective is to generate sufficient investment income and dividend return to offset the operating cost of the organization. We see our role as a vital component to keeping The Ninety-Nines vibrant and growing.
|2nd Vice-Chair / Historian|
Ninety-Nines Endowment Fund is one place where your donation keeps on giving.
We do not spend your money, we grow it!
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