CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Founder's Circle Update
|by Andrea Andrus|
|It's incredible that it is already 2003 and we're beginning the second year of our Founders' Circle Capital Campaign. When we began our journey back in mid-2001 to build a full-service Community Center, we didn't know what challenges would lay ahead. All we knew was that we were passionate about responding to the needs voiced by our community. We never fully anticipated the outpouring of love and support that we would receive. To those of you who donated to the Capital Campaign or any one of our fundraising events or to those of you who built shelves, landscaped or performed a myriad of activities that needed to be done to keep a Community Center running, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
As we begin 2003, we need to look at what all of us together on this journey have accomplished. Purchased in 2002, the property at 39 Baltimore Avenue is the home of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. The Community Center staff welcomes everyone, from old friends to visitors to those of you who have just moved into our community. You will find not only the Community Center administrative offices and meeting space here but also "family owned" businesses that offer you a wide-range of services. To achieve our vision to become better connected with each other and with the community at large by building a full-service Community Center, we need to renovate the current property. We hired a Washington, DC area architectural firm, Portico, Inc., to assume the role of Project Manager for the Request For Proposals (RFPs) process. They received six responses from architectural firms interested in being considered for the property renovation. In future issues of Letters, we will keep you updated on who was selected and how we are progressing.
As we continue to move forward with this work, it becomes more important for us to reach our five-year Founders' Circle Capital Campaign goal of $1,000,000. The $322,650 in pledges that we have received thus far from our 136 members in the Founders' Circle demonstrates their belief in the importance of community. Through connecting people, activities and resources, all of us can help each other learn and grow and develop a sense of pride in what we have been able to accomplish. Each of you is an important part of our community and we need you to be involved in helping us reach our goal.
During the month of February, be a sweetheart and become a part of the "Heart of the Community" by joining our Founders' Circle. Your contribution will enable us to create a fabulous home for our community. A tax-deductible membership in the Founders' Circle makes a great gift for that special someone in your life, whether it's a significant other, family, friend or even yourself. CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Just print out and complete the form (that is available in PDF format HERE) and become a member of the Founder's Circle Capital Campaign. We'll set up your membership and make sure that you receive your special gift(s) as a token of our appreciation.
Show your community spirit and become part of the dream! All of us working together will make it happen.
Andrea Andrus may be reached at 302-227-5620, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 13, No. 1 February 7, 2003.