ADVANCEMENT AND FUNDRAISING
Areas of Responsibility
Advancement Committee 2019-2021
Deb Thomas Charlotte Nyman Risa McCann
Cindy Drumm Kelly Broadus Janie Wigley
The Advancement Committee plans fundraising events and donor recognition programs.
Ways to Give
What starts here can change the world for Texas teachers and the children of Texas. ASTEF is about how educators are supported through funding scholarships, leadership and teacher projects. Delta Kappa Gamma members are the heart of ASTEF. ASTEF provides the funding to assist teachers as they transform the educational experience and create a lasting legacy of excellence. The children of Texas and Texas Educators will feel the impact of these changes for years to come and it started with generous donations from you. ASTEF thanks you for making this possible!
When you give to ASTEF you help us shape the future for Texas children as they prepare to meet the challenges of our changing world. There are many ways to show your support for Delta Kappa Gamma and ASTEF from monthly contributions to leaving a legacy gift in your will. In addition to gifts of cash, checks and online gifts by credit card, there are several other ways for donors to contribute funds to benefit scholarships, leadership and teacher projects. Have you thought about including convenient recurring gift options through bank draft, multiple year commitments through pledges and gifts of securities as well as estates and planned gifts? For more information contact Vice-President of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eta Eta Chapter's ASTEF Grant Project
Theta Psi Chapter's October gift
TREE OF GRATITUDE HONOREES
The Advancement Committee would like to thank those members who donated and expressed their gratitude for those who have influenced them. Our Tree of Gratitude has a lot of leaves honoring those people who have influenced our members. Thank you to everyone who made this campaign a success and thank you to all the honorees for being such a memorable person.
February Giving Month
February Giving Month donors impact ASTEF with every dollar they choose to donate by providing funds for scholarship, leadership and projects. Behind each gift is a unique story that reflects family, parents and friends who support ASTEF. Thanks for the opportunity to grow and dream. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, ASTEF provides funding for activities that support professional and personal growth of women educators in Texas and promotes educational excellence for Texas students. ASTEF cherishes the generosity of your tax-deductible gift. You make our mission possible and for that we thank you.
Fundraising - ASTEF Online Auction
ASTEF Online Auction here we come! Check your email for Constant Contacts starting in May advertising the auction which will begin one week before the TSO Convention in Arlington and end on Friday, June 21, 2019. Bidders will also have the opportunity to view the auction items at the convention, but all bids must be online. ASTEF Advancement Committee has original art, Hummel’s, jewelry, handbags, vacation packages, awesome art projects from STAR instructors, photography and tours already donated. Several more items will be added before the start of the auction. Not receiving Constant Contact emails? Go to the ASTEF website (www.astef.org) and request to be added to the email list. Bidding is fun. Start saving money now!
Now is the time to plan a vacation or a once in a lifetime trip. Consider a wonderful vacation package from Winspire and help support ASTEF at the same time. Winspire is a nationally known company that supports non-profit fundraising and each package includes a donation to ASTEF which supports ASTEF’s three major missions: Scholarships, Leadership and Projects. There is no limit to the number of vacations we can sell and no bidding is required as the price listed is the total price of the package! Visit the ASTEF website, check Lone Star News and watch for Constant Contacts for upcoming travel opportunities.
Winspire's trip to the Kennedy Space Center.
Did you know?
Anyone can make a donation to ASTEF in remembrance of a loved one, friend or colleague. Some members choose to make a donation in lieu of flowers. What better way to continue a loved one’s memory than through a remembrance donation. Mark the fund on the form you wish your gift to support – scholarship, leadership or teacher projects. Your name will appear on the gift acknowledgement sent to the family members of the person designated for memorial.
Have you considered highlighting outstanding service or accomplishments by honoring a friend or colleague by making a donation to ASTEF? It is a gift that keeps on giving to the fund of your choice – scholarship, leadership or teacher projects. Your name will appear on a gift acknowledgement sent to the honoree or person designated for the tribute.
All contributions or bequests to ASTEF are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.