ISHA Fund-Raising with Founder’s Fund

Fund-raising for ISHA Founder’s Fund being planned for conference

The fund-raising activities for ISHA’s Founder’s Fund are being planned for this year’s conference to be held September 18 and 19 in Boston, MA. Revenue to support this fund will be raised through a silent auction, a possible reverse raffle and through the sale of a sports museum themed t-shirt made available to attendees as well as ISHA members.

The ISHA Founders Fund was established by a select group of individuals who cared deeply for the legacy of sport on the world stage to support long-term initiatives in sports heritage. The Founders Fund now supports annual grant initiatives to assist conference attendance and to aid in the implementation of special projects by ISHA member organizations. To meet the long-term obligations of this Fund, a Founders Fund Committee works to raise money through these efforts for the continuation of the grants program. All revenue raised through these avenues directly impacts ISHA’s ability to support worthy projects that promote sports heritage and fund other initiatives important to all our member institutions and the entire sports heritage industry.

The committee is soliciting items for the silent auction from our members. Please consider a donation of an item to help in these efforts. Items that typically do well and are popular with bidders are autographed sports memorabilia; experiences or packages including tickets to sports events, induction ceremonies, museum visits, and vacation packages; logo merchandise; gift cards and much more. It is not too early to be thinking of your donation and getting together your packages to donate.

For more information about the auction, to discuss your idea for an item and to coordinate the delivery and shipment of the item, please contact the chairman of the Founder’s Fund, Kent Sturman at [email protected].

More details concerning the reverse raffle will be available soon and sent to members. In addition, the T-shirts will be made available for purchase with conference registration, at the conference or on the ISHA website. Watch for more details.

ISHA appreciates the support of the Founder’s Fund from our members and others that share the mission of sports heritage preservation and promotion.

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