Donor Spotlight: The Power of Pink
The Community Foundation proudly serves some of the most generous families and businesses in our region—many of whom often look for new and creative ways to support the causes they care about most .
One great example of an “out of the box” fundraising campaign is the annual Power of Pink event organized by Karen Leder of Bethesda and Shelly Galli of Northwest DC. Instead of hosting yet another sit-down dinner, the pair decided to create a special workout fundraiser, providing cardio and yoga classes at the Equinox gym in Bethesda followed by a luncheon at Redwood Restaurant.
Over 75 residents participated in this year’s event on October 24, 2013. The event raised $51,000 for the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), which provides breast education, screening and patient navigation services to women, regardless of their ability to pay.
“We are proud that The Community Foundation could play a role to support this creative event,” says C. Marie Henderson, Director of The Community Foundation for Montgomery County affiliate. “Too often, donors and nonprofit alike get burnt out by conventional fundraising tactics, such as mailings and formal dinners. The Power of Pink event is a great example of how you can put the fun back into fundraising!”
Do you want to find a new way to fundraise and build awareness around a cause that you care about? Contact your Community Foundation staff for resources and schedule a complementary brainstorming session.
Vice President, Donor Engagement & Professional Services