Here are some facts and figures comparing the most recent year to the year before:
2008-2009 (April 1-March 31) was a successful year for the Scholarship Foundation with total income of $9789, but we were down from the two previous years. 2007-2008 was the most successful year for the Scholarship Foundation, with total income of $13,048. Our goal has been to cover the four $1500 scholarships that we fund through donations. We exceeded our goal by over $3700. In 2006-2007, the Scholarship Foundation took in $12,492, and for 2005-2006 the figure was $9092.
In 2008-2009 we had 168 donors. In 2007-2008 we had 162 donors, compared with 141 donors in 2006-2007 and 192 in 2005-2006. In 2008-2009 we were helped by several large donations, including one of $3000, one anonymous donation of $1200, two donations of $500 and one of $300. In 2008-2009 we received one donation of $250 that was later matched by the employer. The figure for the previous year was $2,250. During 2008-2009 we received 4 donations in memory of members N0WY, N6EMI and W2BOC.
We should be hearing from F.A.R, soon about the most recent winners and bios will be printed in the Fall 10-10 News.
As always, any donation you can make will be appreciated. For $10 you get the 2009 pin. For a$15 donation you also get your choice of the 2008 or 2007 pin.
If you have any questions, let's hear them.