Texas Builders Foundation
Dear TAB Area & Associate Vice Presidents,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am writing to remind you of an aggressive fundraising campaign for the Texas Builders Foundation that was announced during the Texas Association of Builders board meeting last month.
As you know, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the Association and serves as a resource to students, the residential construction industry, and the citizens of the State of Texas. Our mission is to support and develop the future of Texas’ construction workforce and facilitate the charitable activities of the residential construction industry. I have included a flyer that provides you with additional information about the Foundation’s work; complete information can be found at TexasBuildersFoundation.org.
The Foundation’s Trustees have set a fundraising goal of $250,000 by June 30, 2017. To meet this goal (over a period of 32 months that began on November 1, 2014), each TAB Area has been challenged with raising $1,120 per month, or a total of $7,815 statewide. In November, we raised a statewide total of $4,030 (51.6% of the month’s goal).
We are asking for your help to achieve our financial goal so that the Foundation can continue to provide student scholarships, assistance in the event of a disaster such as the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, or to participate in other housing-related charities.
December is the traditional month of giving, and I ask that you encourage your fellow HBA members, your co-workers, and your family and friends to keep the Foundation in mind as they make their end-of-the-year giving decisions. Donations can be made online and all contributions are tax deductible.
Then, as we move into the New Year, please help us promote the Texas Builders Foundation as you work with the local associations in your Area. Please contact Lorraine at TAB (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512.476.6346) if you would like printed handouts, donation envelopes, talking points or other materials to help you in this regard.
We will provide you with a monthly report that shows you the total donations from your Area, and the November totals are attached. At least one Foundation Trustee has been appointed to serve from each of TAB’s seven Areas. We are committed to meeting our $250,000 fundraising goal and look forward to working with you to ensure that the good work of our Foundation can continue and that we are able to reach even more Texas students and charities.
Thank you for your consideration of this request. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Texas Builders Foundation