Posted: Friday, September 14th 2012 at 4:32pm
Medical Center Foundation seeks golf tourney beneficiary applicants
GAINESVILLE - Although the 2012 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament is just around the corner, plans are already in the works to select a beneficiary for next year’s Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.
“This year’s tournament benefits My Sister’s Place, which is a Christ-centered ministry that cares for homeless women and children,” says Nancy Colston, Executive Director of The Medical Center Foundation. “We hope to find an equally-deserving beneficiary for the 2013 tournament, so we can get started as soon as this year’s tourney ends.”
The Medical Center Open beneficiary is determined by The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, a voluntary body of community leaders who raise funds on behalf of The Medical Center Foundation. The Board is chaired by Jim Moore. The Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $35 million through its Healthy Journey campaigns, and, since 1997, over $2.2 million has been given back to the community through proceeds from The Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.
The Medical Center Foundation is looking for tangible projects that have community appeal from organizations with credibility, financial stability, sustainability for the future and a strong management team.
Applicants for the 2013 Medical Center Open beneficiary should be non-profit agencies which have a project that is focused on improving the physical health of the community and is in need of funding. Funds raised for this project will be available after the tournament in October 2013. Requests should range from $130,000 to $200,000. The golf tournament goal is typically $125,000 - $175,000.
Applicants are asked to submit a one-page letter of interest. They are also asked to submit their most recent tax exemption letter, past two years audited financial statements (plus current year financials), list of current board of directors, and list of current funding sources. Applications must be received by The Medical Center Foundation by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 24. In the letter of interest, applicants are asked to outline:
o the mission of the agency
o description of project to be funded, including the purpose of the project
o the amount requested for the project (including full budget detail);
o the target audience and number of Gainesville-Hall County citizens expected to be reached
o how their project will improve health and quality of life, why their need is strong and compelling and why they believe their project would have community appeal. In other words, why would a community member want to give money to this project?
Projects must be specific and tangible, and have a strong focus on physical health. Organizations with their own golf tournaments are not eligible to apply.
For more information, go to www.TheMedicalCenterFoundation.org, or contact Christy Moore, Manager of Community Health Improvement, at (770) 219-8099.
Link: The Medical Center Foundation
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