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ArchiPAC Exceeds Convention Goal

By Wendy Perez Young, Manager, Political Action Committee & Compliance

In May, ArchiPAC made a commitment to reach the halfway mark of its $201,300 fundraising goal by the conclusion of the AIA National Convention in Denver. ArchiPAC did just that and more by exceeding its goal, putting it ahead of its fundraising efforts in 2013. Thanks to that success, ArchiPAC has raised $112,000 for the year.

To encourage participation, ArchiPAC hosted three fundraising events, a fundraising drive and raffle. The ArchiPAC Appreciation Reception, an annual event for members that contribute $36.50 or more, was held at the Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver. If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you in Chicago in 2014! In addition, ArchiPAC raffled off the helmet, sunglasses, and jacket worn by AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA during the opening general session. Congratulations to John Busby, FAIA, for becoming the lucky winner of the 2013 Convention ArchiPAC raffle!

During Convention CACE made one final attempt to outraise the AIA Senior Leadership Staff but fell short. By the final day of Convention, AIA Senior Leadership Staff still maintained a lead in the fundraising competition, raising $7,378.23 with a participation rate of 100 percent. CACE raised $5,395 and had a participation rate of 42 percent. Thank you to everyone that participated, and congratulations to the AIA Senior Leadership Staff for their win.

ArchiPAC needs to raise another $89,300 by December 31 to reach its 2013 goal of $201,300. The ArchiPAC Fundraising Committee, which is comprised of members of the ArchiPAC Steering Committee and volunteers, will hold a conference call on Thursday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m.EST to discuss a month-by-month strategy on how to effectively achieve that goal. If you have creative fundraising ideas to share, we want you on the committee! Please contact Wendy Perez Young at to get involved.

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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