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Author Topic: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship  (Read 8314 times)

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Offline Grants Committee

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AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« on: November 20, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »
Donations: The AMG 2011 Grants Committee (GC) is now humbly soliciting pledges for donations to assist members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG 2011 in Seattle.  To pledge or make a donation:
1) Please send a PM to the Grants Committee to let us know the amount you are pledging to donate or the amount being directly donated. Copy this PM to “phildinftlaudy.”  (You may also copy other GC members – pozniceguy, WillyWump, and Jody – but always copy phildinftlaudy).  Any amount would be helpful. 
2) You will receive a PM back from Grants Committee letting you know where to either send your check/money order donation, how to do an electronic bank transfer (if available between banks), or how to do a donation through PayPal.
3) If you would like to earmark your pledge/donation to a specific member, please communicate that to us as well through the PM.
3) Upon receipt of your donation, you will receive a PM acknowledging your donation.
4) All donations are made with the fullest anonymity possible.  The only people who will know of your donation are members of the GC.  They will keep this information confidential.

Accountability of donations:  To ensure accountability and transparency regarding donations received for GC and distribution of funds, the following process will be employed by the GC:
1) When a member pledges to make a donation or makes a donation – the member will PM the GC and copy phildinftlaudy.  The member being copied on the PM has no contact with donation funds received.
2) This member will maintain an Excel spreadsheet showing the amount being pledged/donated, the name of member making pledge/donation, and date of pledge donation.  The sheet will also show when donation was received and verified with treasurer (Jody) and track acknowledgement of pledge/donation to the member.
3) On a regular basis the treasurer will report to the GC and post on the Forums the amount of donations received.
4) As funds are being distributed, treasurer will provide a regular accounting of this activity to GC and post on the Forums a breakdown of funds dispersed.
5) All activity will be done in a manner that maintains the fullest anonymity of donors and persons receiving assistance.  The only people who will know donors or recipient names will be members of the GC – who will keep this information confidential.

Requests for Assistance Grants Committee is also accepting requests from members requesting assistance, so we can estimate the amount that needs to be raised.  Please send us a PM if you are requesting assistance to be able to attend AMG 2011.  Please note that we would ask you specific questions about what type of assistance you would need (airfare, lodging) and the approximate amount needed.  While we strive to be able to spread the donations to as many recipients as possible, it may not be possible to assist everyone.

Baseline Considerations for Evaluating Requests for Assistance: The GC shall establish guidelines for approving grant requests.  The goal is to spread the available donations to as many members requesting assistance as possible.  Excluding donations that have been earmarked to specific recipients, when needing to choose which recipient to be awarded, the guiding principles include but are not limited to: (1) awarding grants to requesting members who have not received them in the past; (2) awarding grants to members who have shown commitment to productive forum participation; (3) awarding grants to members who have donated in the past and are now needing assistance.
•   Grant awards must have at least 2/3 of the voting members voting in favor of the award.
•   Grants may not be awarded to any member of the GC for the year.
•   The GC shall maintain anonymity of both donors and recipients.  The GC shall ensure that donors who earmark their contributions to specific members get these instructions carried out while still keeping anonymity.

If any of the above is not clear, please feel free to send a PM to the Grants Committee.

Thank you for your support!

-AMG Grants Committee

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 04:35:03 PM »
I can give you 1 thousand Dollars. Contact me. Maybe 2
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 06:38:19 PM »
Bravo to you, L!  ;) It's great to see that, despite of all of the troubles you're currently dealing with, you still find it possible to help someone else out. The world needs more people like you in it, sir!  :)

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 06:04:14 PM »
I hope the bank transfer went through. Let me know if there was any problem. Glad I could help.
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 06:29:32 PM »
bump

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 10:47:20 PM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donation received to date - with approximately 8 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:

$1,225.00 in monetary donations

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.

Also, watch for the official cookbook to be on sale soon!

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 01:08:04 PM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donation received to date - with approximately 8 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:


$1,425.00 in monetary donations!

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.

Also, watch for the official cookbook to be on sale soon!

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee 
 
 
 

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 04:08:30 PM »
That's just wonderful, as soon as I read it, it reminded me of a line from the Movie "A street car named desire"

Blanche DuBois:  “Whoever you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

Despite the arguments and disagreements there are still some wlling to step up and help their fellow members.

I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Aroha
Jan :-*
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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 10:28:35 PM »
Thanks to all who have so generously donated to help members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG 2011 be able to attend.  We will be updating this thread with the latest total donations received, including purchases of the AMG 2011 Cookbook - Cooking for a Cause on January 15th.

We will continue to provide updates on the 15th of each month (or more often as necessary).

Watch this thread to see the generosity of AMG members at work.

Also, if you want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer a roomshare please see the original post in this thread for instructions on how to do so.  If you want to purchase a cookbook to support AMG 2011 go to the cookbook purchase thread - in the AMG Gatherings topic area.

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG 2011 in Seattle, please send a PM to Grants Committee.

Once again, thank you for your support.

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 12:24:22 AM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donations received to date - with approximately 7 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:

$1,848.07 in monetary donations + $137.70 in cookbook sales (this is the net amount after postage is deducted)

TOTAL CENTRAL CASH ON HAND (DONATIONS+COOKBOOK) = $1,985.77

We have also been receiving more cookbook orders and additional funds are coming in from those that were past this report cut off date - and will be included on the next report.

Also, keep watching the AM Gatherings topic area as we have a unique donation thread coming up which will allow members to directly impact on the amount of an anonymous member's donation to be made.....

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations and cookbook purchases coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee  
 
 
 
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011, 12:26:35 AM by Grants Committee »

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 10:18:41 PM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donations received to date - with approximately 6 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:

$2,048.00 in monetary donations + $515.80 in cookbook sales (this is the net amount after postage is deducted)


TOTAL CASH ON HAND (DONATIONS+COOKBOOK) = $2,563.80  (Jody has $2,216 on hand and Will is forwarding a check for $347.80 from additional cookbook sales to Jody - the central account treasurer).

We have also been receiving more cookbook orders and additional funds are coming in from those that were past this report cut off date - and will be included on the next report.  We also have pledges for more donations which should be in before the next report on March 15th.

Also, keep watching the AM Gatherings topic area as we have a unique donation thread coming up which will allow members to directly impact on the amount of an anonymous member's donation to be made.....

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee 

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 07:08:16 PM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donations received to date - with less than 5 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:

$2,864.00 in donations (including $515.80 in cookbook sales - the net amount after postage is deducted)

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.  Let's see if we can pass the $3,000 mark!

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee 
 
 

 

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 02:29:57 PM »
Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update on donations received to date - with less than 5 months left to AMG 2011, we have received:

$2,864.00 in donations (including $515.80 in cookbook sales - the net amount after postage is deducted)

Thank you to all who have donated to date ----- Please keep those donations coming --- every little bit helps members who otherwise might not be able to attend AMG to make the trip and share and experience a lifetime of memories.  Let's see if we can pass the $3,000 mark!

If you are in need of assistance to attend AMG or want to make a donation, sponsor a member or offer to share a room, please follow the guidance in the first post on this thread.

Thanks again!

-AMG Grants Committee 
 
 

 


Jody, Nic, Will, and Phil:

You guys are doing an awesome job.  I'm so proud of all of you.  Just wanted to share that.

RAB

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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 02:10:52 AM »
Jody, Nic, Will, and Phil:

You guys are doing an awesome job.  I'm so proud of all of you.  Just wanted to share that.

RAB

Ditto to what our man RAB said.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: AMG 2011: Donations, Requests for Assistance, Member Sponsorship
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 02:20:46 AM »
I couldn't agree more, you guys have done a wonderful job..I hope you are all proud of yourselves.

Aroha always
Jan :-*
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