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Combine Gifts To Buy A Brick!


The Fellows class of 2009 recently purchased a brick as a group. Their brick will be displayed at the Center for Teaching Freedom.
The Fellows class of 2009 recently purchased a brick as a group. Their brick will be displayed at the Center for Teaching Freedom.

Interested in donating to the Alumni Scholarship Fund (ASF) by buying a brick but afraid that student loans and other post-grad payments are getting in the way? Combine your gifts with your TFAS friends and buy a brick together!

Just in case you need some inspiration to get your friends together to donate, check out what the 2009 class of Leadership Fellows recently decided to do.

The Leadership Fellows Program is a year-long networking and education program in D.C. which is designed to develop young leaders with a shared commitment to helping improve public policy.

At their last retreat of the year in Old Town, Va., the Fellows handed over their checks, totaling $350, to program director Shane Goldsmith-Mazzella with a note that said the following:

“Thank you for all you have done to provide an educational and networking experience for us. We are truly appreciative! You have made a mark on us, so in return we would like to donate $350 for a brick in the name of 2009 Leadership Fellows.”

When asked why the Fellows decided to get a brick together, 2009 Fellow Erika Liliedahl (P 99), said, “The brick idea was a no-brainer. It was only right to thank TFAS for this experience. That level of funding ($350) is probably not something that young alumni can typically offer TFAS, but as a group is very achievable. I hope this ignites other alumni groups to do the same!”

And of course, combining gifts for a brick is not just for TFAS friends – families who have all attended an institute are also encouraged have their names represented at the Center for Teaching Freedom, as well.

You can reserve your brick and order your message through this convenient web form. On your brick, you can inscribe three lines with 18 characters each. You can also contact alumni@tfas.org should you have any questions at all.

Remember that when you donate to ASF before December 31, 2009, all gifts by alumni will be matched dollar for dollar by Board of Regents member Lyn Rales. Thanks to this matching challenge, alumni gifts will have double the impact.

*ASF ensures that outstanding students of all means will be able to attend TFAS Institutes, will help TFAS to continue to develop innovative educational programs, including continuing education opportunities for alumni such as the 2009 Leadership Fellows Program. If you are interested in becoming a 2010 Fellow, CLICK HERE.



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