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President General Initiatives for 2013-2014: President General’s Challenge
I.a. President General’s Challenge
(Opportunity for State Societies)
From July 11, 2013 through July 15, 2014, if a State Society donates $400 to the SAR Center for Advancing America’s Heritage, I shall donate an additional $100 to the SAR Center in that State Society’s name so that the State Society is credited with a $500 donation.
From July 11, 2013 through July 15, 2014, if a State Society donates $750 to the SAR Center for Advancing America’s Heritage, I shall donate an additional $250 to the SAR Center in that State Society’s name so that the State Society is credited with a $1,000 donation.
The $100 matching donation shall be available for donations by State Societies in any amount from $400 to $749. The $250 matching donation shall be available for donations by State Societies in any amount of $750 or more. Every State Society is encouraged to donate as much as it can.
For the purposes of this PG Initiative, foreign societies (France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, etc.) shall be treated as State Societies.
For the purposes of the Americanism Contest, state society contributions plus my matching donation may be recorded in Tab 16 on the Americanism Score Sheet.
I.b. President General’s Challenge
If we raise one million dollars for the SAR Center for Advancing America’s Heritage by or during the 2014 NSSAR Congress, I shall shave my head bald. I will hire a barber and have my head shaved, right on the floor of the Congress, if possible.
This must be new money, and it must be paid by or during the 2014 NSSAR Congress. This does not include payments on outstanding pledges made before the 2013 NSSAR Congress. If a pledge is made at or after the 2013 NSSAR Congress, only that portion of the pledge paid by or during the 2014 NSSAR Congress shall be counted toward the million dollar goal.
This new money may include the personal contributions of compatriots, State Societies and Chapters, as well as those of people who are not members of the SAR. This new money may include grants or contributions from foundations, businesses and other corporations. This new money may also include any money raised pursuant to the President General’s Challenge set forth in I.a above.
Mary Butts, NSSAR Director of Finance, shall be the SAR point-of-contact on this PG Initiative, and shall keep track of donations made by State Societies and Chapters. If you have any questions about this PG Initiative, please contact Mary at mbuttssar [dot] org.