IAN'S FUNDAMENTALS OF LEARNING (AND SELFLESS GIVING)...
The 5 W's:
We all learned the 5 W's in school. Well here are the 5 W's that relate to the effort I am putting forth in order to raise much needed funds for my charity of choice, HANDY.
WHO: Youth in need. If you trust me (which you must, since you are part of my exclusive e-mail list), then no more need be said. I am frugal with my time and my money, so my choice to give time and money to HANDY was similar to most choices in my life - calculated with an eye towards getting the most efficient output for my input - HANDY's youth provide that output daily.
WHAT: HANDY is in need. Not unlike most non-profits these days, HANDY needs funding to continue providing services to our local youth. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW HANDY HELPS BY WATCHING THIS INSPIRING VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwKybm3drug
WHEN: NOW. I cannot lie, I will give you 7 business days to help me reach my goal. HANDY has generous donation match offers that will expire, so I had to act now.
WHERE: This website, duh. J/K. You are helping the youth in our community. For example, a young man who I attempt to mentor (I say attempt, because I am still a child in many respects) is currently enrolled in Broward Community College thanks to HANDY's support in grade school and generous scholarship offerings (facilitated by HANDY) thereafter. That is a direct community impact!
WHY: See all of my answers above and add some basic multiplication (never stop learning)....
Step 1: YOU DONATE LOADS OF CASH
Step 2: IAN AGREES TO MATCH THE FIRST $300 (out of his own cheap pocket)DONATED BY NEW HANDY DONORS
Step 3: IAN BEGS HIS EMPLOYER (TRIPP SCOTT) TO MATCH THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF IAN AND ANY OTHER ASSOCIATES AT TRIPP SCOTT
Step 4: A GENEROUS HANDY SUPPORTER HAS AGREED TO THEN MATCH ALL DONATIONS RAISED BY IAN WHICH COME FROM ANY NEW HANDY DONORS!
THE FINE PRINT (by fine, I mean good looking)
HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults.
HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children who participate in comprehensive programs that focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.
BY THE NUMBERS...
Lives are changed | 97% youth moved to the next grade and improve
academically | 95% of youth graduated high school and 100% of them enrolled in college/technical school.
Lives are saved | 94% of the youth did not engage in criminal activities.
Dreams come true | 68% of college students graduate as compared to 3% nationally for same population of youth.
Who are HANDY's Board of Directors???
HANDY is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors representing corporate, professional, and community-based organizations. Individual members are selected for their leadership abilities, talent, experience, and dedication. <----- me, duh.
HANDY's 2012/2013 Board of Directors
Chair: Lucy Weber, Realtor, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st
Vice Chair: Barbara Burnette, Entrepreneur
Treasurer: Susan Smith, Marcum LLP
Secretary: Nicole Jackson-Akers, Indian Creek Country Club
Marcelle Abell-Rosen, MD, MPH Diplomate, Internal Medicine
Elaine Appel, Guardian ad Litem
Eric Coffman, Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Sean Coyle, Esq., AkermanSenterfitt
Suzanne M. Driscoll, Shutts& Bowen, LLP
Hillary Fox, Broward College
Nicole Jackson-Akers, Indian Creek Country Club
Kathryn Krause MN, ARNP Guardian ad Litem, Community Volunteer
Judge Phyllis Kotey, FIU College of Law
Marsha Levy, Guardian ad Litem, Community Volunteer
Ian Lis, Esq., Tripp Scott
Chad Moss, Moss & Associates
Raul Vega, CEO Auxis