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LifeAct, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention education, partnered with Winspire to reserve once-in-a-lifetime Experiences for their annual raffle. $32,000 raised from raffle Over 300 tickets sold Proceeds contribute to 1,354 students coming forward to seek help last year Since 1992, LifeAct’s mission has been to prevent suicide by educating young people to recognize the symptoms of depression and seek professional help. They send trained, credentialed instructors into middle and high schools throughout Northeast Ohio to teach their program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, at no cost to schools.
We wanted to share a comment from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Southern Alberta, Canada who used a Winspire Package in their fundraising event...
The 2011 Dennis James 16th Annual Golf Classic Reception was held Sunday, December 4 at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. Kicking off the well-attended evening was MC Fitz Fitzgerald who introduced headlining comedian Josh Blue. Blue, the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, has cerebral palsy and many of his jokes have to do with living with his disability, how he deals with it and how other people view him. The next day, a full field of players competed in the 16th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mission Hills Tournament Course.
Two weeks ago we announced the Ohr O’Keefe event. In addition to being a really fantastic evening, they sold five exotic Winspire packages, allowing them to maximize their fundraising revenue at the event. Following is a list of the five Winspire packages they sold... San Francisco Tonga Room Dining Experience Dinner at Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, Fairmont San Francisco 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 (3370-2) Ireland Adventure 6-Night Getaway in Dublin, Ennis & Killarney, Historic Castle Overnight Stay, Rental Car, Guinness Storehouse VIP Tickets, Gap of Dunloe & Aran Islands Excursions with Airfare for 2 (1302-2)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass in Michigan (bbbsofbc.org) recently had a very successful fundraiser they almost didn't go through with due to staffing obstacles. Winspire worked with the organization to get the event in order, discussing various "Bucket List" items they could use to boost revenue and increase the profile of the auction. They enjoyed the concept of "Bucket List" items so much, they decided to name their event the "Time of Your Life Bucket List Evening Auction", and included multiple unique experience packages from Winspire. The event organizer, Kathryn S. Rossow, was thrilled by how the event turned out and had some kind words she wanted to share...
We wanted to share a comment from one of our winning bidders who recently returned from his Charleston Luxury Getaway...
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region was thrilled with the success of their 2011 Suncor Fundraiser this year. It was their first time including Winspire packages at a fundraising event, and they successfully sold 7 different experiences a total of 14 times. Overall, Winspire items accounted for 31% of the total Auction Earnings for the 2011 Suncor Fundraiser.
We all know superstar actress Scarlett Johansson is worth a lot, but who knew she would draw so much fundraising money for a simple date? Earlier this month a British charity auction, raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, put a date with the actress up for grabs. During the live auction event, two wealthy men in the audience got into a bidding war. It turns out a date with Scarlett Johansson, who did not attend the event, was the most expensive auction item of the night - earning the fundraiser almost $41,000!! Who was the lucky man to win a night with the Hollywood superstar? Non other than Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who actually agreed to share the evening with fellow bidder Harry Becher. They split it down the middle, with each guy ponying up $20,000.
The 21st Annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland® Resort was a tremendous success with more than 14,000 walkers raising $1.7 million for Children’s Hospital of Orange County! Our staff here at Winspire was happy to participate with 50 walkers at “way too early of an hour” on a Sunday morning. Thank you to all of you who made the walk. While the time was early, it was well worth it.
Saint Clair Shores Senior Activity Center Raffle June 23 2011 We wanted to share this exciting success story from one of our clients which illustrates how Non-Profit organizations can use Winspire to help raise money. We are proud to be associated with St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center and look forward to working with them again in the future.