Individual contributions are the single most effective way for a nonprofit organization to raise money. But, hosting events raises awareness while creating a profit. In addition, events demonstrate to ALS patients, as well as to their friends and family, that people are working towards combating the disease. In addition, fundraisers allow survivors of ALS victims to revisit and remember. Yes, the memories are bittersweet, but by raising awareness and money for research and present ALS patients, most survivors feel as though they are making a difference. And they are.
We are currently planning our second events in Chicago and New York, as well as our fourth annual CT fundraiser! Please contact Heidi if you wish to help out with these future events, or if you have an idea for a fundraiser in a city near you! Thank you! Please keep posted for more details on these future events.
The Curtis R. Vance Spring Celebration 2000, May 21-22, 2000, Danville, Vermont. Raised over $7,500 for The Curtis R. Vance Foundation. Dinner/dance gala and silent auction. Thank you to all who attended and donated items for the auction!
The Curtis R. Vance Memorial Golf Tournament, September 13, 2000, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. This event was organized by a close friend of Curt's. He put it all together, and raised over $1,000 for the foundation. Thank You Jon!
Heidi's mother, Ginger, turned 50 in October, 2000. Heidi, her two sister, and their father gave Ginger a surprise party and asked that in lieu of gifts, people donate to the foundation. Thank you all! You raised $3,000!
New York City Bowling Event, October 27,2000. Beth Chamberlin, star of CBS's The Guiding Light, co-hosted an annual bowling event that raised money for three charities. The Curtis R. Vance Foundation received just under $7,000. Thank you all, and especially Beth!
The Curtis R. Vance Foundation's First Annual San Francisco Fundraiser,
The Golden Gate Yacht Club, San Francisco, California,
Friday, April 20, 2001.
The Curtis R. Vance Foundation's First Annual Chicago Fundraiser, The Elbo Room, Chicago, Illinois,
Saturday, April 28, 2001.
The Curtis R. Vance Spring Celebration 2001, Saturday, June 23, 2001, St. Johnsbury and North Danville, Vermont.
Open House Holiday Celebration, Saturday, December 8,
2001, The Erdmann Residence, Wethersfield, Connecticut.
The Curtis R. Vance Foundation's First Annual Boston
Fundraiser, The Rack, Boston,
Massachusetts, May 11, 2002.
The Curtis R. Vance Spring Celebration 2002, Saturday, June
22, 2002, St. Johnsbury and North Danville, Vermont.
The Curtis R. Vance Foundation's First Annual New York event, Wednesday, November 13, 2002. T.G. Whitney's, 244 East 53rd Street, New York, New York. Thanks to all who joined us for drinks, light appetizers, and a silent auction! A great time was had by all and numerous attendees were thrilled to hear Heidi's presentation on the CRV Foundation and ALS research. A special thanks to T.G. Whitney's for donating their entire two-story venue, and light appetizers. And, incredible thanks to all who helped raise just over $4,000!
2002 Holiday Celebration - Open House, Saturday, December 7 , 2002, The
Regius Residence, Farmington, Connecticut.
The Curtis R. Vance Foundation's Second Annual Boston Fundraiser, The Rack, Boston, Massachusetts, Friday, May 2, 2003. Thank you for helping the Curtis R. Vance Foundation support ALS research at MGH! We were proud to have the support of MGH and were thrilled to be sponsored by Boston.com! Thank you for joining us for appetizers, pool, and a silent auction. You helped us to raise a little over $4,000!
How can you help?
Do you have an idea for a fundraiser? Do you know a family, or a group of families that have lost someone to ALS and have wanted to DO SOMETHING, but haven't known what to do? Do you know a person presently living with ALS who would want to be part of a fundraiser, but isn't sure how to go about it? This foundation is fully aware of the cost of living with ALS. How about a fundraiser to raise awareness, and benefit both an ALS patient, and this foundation? Contact Us with any ideas or comments.