Thank you for your support of AMA and the AMA Foundation! Our team has started its year-end campaign to reach our 2017 goals. We are very excited about this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign on November 28th. Our goal is to raise $3,000 throughout the day, which will help us with our 2017 goal of raising $225,000 for AMA programs.
The AMA Foundation supports programs developed by the AMA to grow the hobby and be known as a fun activity that serves as inspiration for future career decisions. Donations support AMA scholarships, educational programming, club support and grants, the national flying site in Muncie, IN, and the preservation of the hobby through the National Model Aviation Museum.
Like most charities, year-end giving is a crucial part of our fundraising schedule. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Last year our team was live on Facebook on #GivingTuesday throughout the day promoting our “We Stand for You” campaign. Each department had one hour to stand until their goal was met. Our team continued to work standing up for the cause. This year we are calling our campaign “There Will be Pies in the Sky”. Several staff members have agreed to share their ‘slice of the pie’ at the AMA by telling members what they do for AMA, and will take a whip crème pie to the face if our hourly goal ($300 per hour) is met. This will all be hosted live on Facebook from 8 am to 1 pm. If we raise $2,000 by 2 pm Dave Mathewson and Joyce Hager will take a pie to the face. Several Executive Council members have agreed to take a pie if we hit $2,500 by 3 pm. Lastly, if we hit our goal of $3,000 by 4 pm AMA President, Rich Hanson will take a pie as well.
We would love the model aviation community to get involved with us. How you do so is completely up to you. You can simply promote it on your social media pages using the attached logo and our video. Or, you can get really involved by setting up your own goal to take a pie or do something else to help us promote our goal for the day. We will let you know throughout the day how close we are to our goal.
If you are willing to participate please let us know. We will include your information on our website, and on social media. We will also include a piece on your participation during our wrap-up show “Leftovers” the day after #GivingTuesday.
This will be a really fun day for a great cause. We hope you will consider participating in some way.
Here is a link to learn more: http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amafoundation/givingtuesday/