Friday, December 13, 2013

Annual Appeal

Please consider giving to our annual appeal.

Dear Friend,

It is the time of year that we write to thank you for all we have accomplished with your past support, and to ask for your continued help. Our memberships account for less than 10% of our operating budget. Thanks to compassionate donors like you, our Annual Appeal has been essential in keeping our wonderful museum running efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted, ensuring that lights stay on, our doors remain open, and our staff members continue preparations to welcome visitors. It’s not glamorous to donate toward the electric bill, insurance costs, office supplies, or staff wages, but the Waterford Museum simply cannot operate without these essentials.

We are therefore launching a mail solicitation, just in time for year-end, tax-deductible contributions. We understand the strain that the current economic climate has placed on everyone these last years, and we are truly grateful for whatever support that you are able to offer this year.

On behalf of the staff, board of trustees, students, and patrons of the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, I thank you for helping us to continue preserving and teaching our past as we move forward toward a bright future.

Warmest Holiday Wishes,

Patricia Burke
President of the Board of Trustees