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ArchiPAC Rolls Out Grassroots Conference Competition and Fundraising Drive Results
By Wendy Perez Young, Manager, Political Action Committee & Compliance
ArchiPAC had a hefty goal of raising $50,000 during the 2013 Grassroots Conference in Washington, DC. To achieve that goal, ArchiPAC held a variety of competitions and fundraising drives to encourage broader participation from the AIA membership.
With the help of volunteers ArchiPAC ended the conference raising a total of $53,663.30 from 406 AIA members, state components and national staff. Thank you everyone that made a donation toward this collaborative effort. With your help we were able to raise $63,764.97 for the year, bringing ArchiPAC to 32 percent of its $201,300 annual goal.
After a week of tallying donations ArchiPAC is excited to roll out the competition and fundraising drive results. Read below for the results on the constituency that has been declared the Most Engaged Advocates, the sub-groups that had 100percent participation, who won the iPad mini raffle, which region is outraising others and more!
Most Engaged Advocates
The Fellows out-participated both the Architects and the Emerging Professionals in the Most Engaged Advocates Competition. The Fellows ended the conference with 66percent of their registrants participating in ArchiPAC. Architects were second with 46percent participation, and the Emerging Professionals came out in third with 40percent participation.
100 Percent Support from the AIA Board of Directors
ArchiPAC received 100percent support from the AIA Board of Directors at Grassroots. With their support ArchiPAC raised $22,008.50.
100 Percent Support from the NAC
The National Associates Council reached 100percent participation in advance of the Grassroots Conference. Thank you NAC for your support!
Ohio Valley Region vs. Texas Competition
The Ohio Valley Region challenged the Texas Region to a fundraising competition. The Ohio Valley Region beat Texas in donations, raising $7,281. Texas ended the competition raising $4,691.50.
Congratulations to the Ohio Valley Region for leading every region in fundraising receipts, percentage of dollars raised, donor recruitment and percentage of donor goal. Below are the top three regions in each fundraising category. ArchiPAC provides a monthly update on each regions’ fundraising efforts on www.aia.org/advocacy and at www.archipac.org. For the most recent complete list of how each region ranks, please click here.
1) Ohio Valley - $7,281
2) Central States - $6,686.50
3) New York - $6,531.50
Percentage of Dollars Raised
1) Ohio Valley – 73percent
2) Central States – 67percent
3) New Jersey – 45percent
Number of Donors Recruited
1) Ohio Valley – 68
2) New York – 36
3) Central States – 35
Percentage of Donor Goal
1) Ohio Valley – 52percent
2) Central States – 47percent
3) New Jersey – 32percent
CACE vs. AIA Senior Staff Leadership
CACE challenged the AIA Senior Staff Leadership team to a fundraising competition. The AIA Senior Staff Leadership team accepted that challenge and came out ahead with a 100percent participation rate, raising $7,341. CACE ended Grassroots with a participation rate of 39percent, raising $4,671.
Winner of iPad Mini Raffle
Members that gave $150 or more during the Grassroots Conference were automatically entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. Congratulations Stuart Sampley, AIA, of Stuart Sampley Architect in Austin, TX, who is the winner of this year’s Grassroots Conference ArchiPAC Raffle!
If you did not contribute to ArchiPAC during the Grassroots Conference it is not too late! We have an annual goal of raising $201,300 by December 31. Please help that effort by making a generous donation at www.archipac.org/contribute.
Under federal election law, all contributions must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Contributions to ArchiPAC are not tax deductible. Federal law requires political committees to use best efforts to collect and report the name, address, employer and occupation of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Amounts are suggestions only. Contributions are strictly voluntary and do not affect AIA membership status. Corporate contributions are prohibited by federal law.
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