Sample Fundraising Letter

Sample Fundraising Letter :

March 10 - 2006

Dear Family and Friends,

I recently accepted the challenge to serve as Chair of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). It will be held on May 7, 2006, 8:30 a.m. at William R. Boone high school in Orlando, Florida. And, I could really use your help.

Ginny and I are involved in this effort because our youngest daughter, Cathy, has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Usher syndrome which impacted her hearing and currently is causing a progressive loss of vision. As a single mom now, she faces many incredible challenges. But, as she often says, “This is not just about me.” She’s right. It’s about nine million Americans with RP and other retinal diseases such as Macular Degeneration who without a cure can lose their sight.

Our walk theme is A CURE IS IN SIGHT. And it is. Through new science discoveries and technology advances, human experiments are now starting. These can result in both stopping sight losses and restoring lost sight. We need you.

If you would like to join the Schott Family Team, go to (include the www.) select Orlando as the location, click on the JOIN A TEAM link located at the top of the page, type in Schott Family Team and click the search button. On this page, click on JOIN across from our team name and follow the registration instructions from there.

If you cannot join our team but would still like to support us with a donation, go to www, select Orlando as the location, click on the link for BE A SPONSOR located at the top of the page, click on the circle next to SEARCH FOR A PARTICIPANT and enter Jim Schott.

This will take you to my personal page where you will find the button to Support Jim. To simply send us a check, please make it out to FFB or Foundation Fighting Blindness and send it to me at the following address.


Ginny and I greatly appreciate your support.

Jim Schott
Foundation Fighting Blindness

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