[Nfbnet-members-list] 2014 NFB Imagination Fund Campaign Announcement

Lewis, Anil ALewis at nfb.org
Wed Feb 19 07:52:30 UTC 2014

 From Anil Lewis, Chairperson of the NFB Imagination Fund Committee

Uncle Whozit needs you!!!

We are currently recruiting Imaginators to voluntarily serve in our 
army of fundraisers for the National Federation of the Blind.

Many of you are already soldiers in our effort to fund our movement 
as monthly contributors through the NFB Pre-Authorized Contribution 
(PAC) Plan.  The NFB Imagination Fund is an opportunity for you to 
raise your rank in the movement by engaging others and encouraging 
them to assist us to fund our Jernigan Institute and our affiliate 
programs.  Half of the funds raised through the Imagination Fund 
Campaign support the development of groundbreaking programs at our 
NFB Jernigan Institute.  The other half will be used to support the 
innovative projects of our state affiliates and other partners.

Our Jernigan Institute programs, like The NFB BELL, Early Explorers, 
and STEM programs, are creating opportunities for blind youth to 
participate in their education in new and exciting ways that will 
allow them to achieve goals they have yet to imagine.  We must 
continue to use our imaginations to dream of additional innovative 
strategies and programs that challenge the systems currently being 
used to educate, rehabilitate, and employ blind people.  In order for 
us to effectively transform these dreams into reality, we must 
continue to raise the funds required to develop, implement, and 
replicate the strategies and programs across the country.

There are countless individuals that would love to be a part of the 
social change we create, but they have not been educated about what 
we do.  This is why we need an army of Imaginators to help us spread 
the word about the NFB and ASK potential partners to fund our movement.

We will be launching a three-month long Imagination Fund Campaign 
starting March1 and running through May 31, 2014, to achieve a 
fundraising goal of $300,000.  We will have a variety of incentives 
that Imaginators can use to encourage people to donate to the NFB 
Imagination Fund.  We will be working together to meet this goal by 
using our personal relationships, our professional networks, and a 
variety of social media tools.

Are you a #TrueBlue Imaginator? Make an online contribution and 
become eligible for two round trip tickets on @JetBlue by donating to 
#NFBIF at: 

To kick things off, we have two round trip tickets to anywhere Jet 
Blue flies.  (Note: The round trip travel must be taken before July 
1, 2014, and travel is subject to blackout dates.)  The name of the 
individual that will be awarded these tickets will be drawn from the 
names of individuals that donate to the NFB Imagination Fund during 
the month of March 2014.

Individuals that would like to actively participate as Imaginators 
for this campaign should email Anil Lewis at 
<mailto:imaginationfund at nfb.org>imaginationfund at nfb.org.  You will 
then need to complete a form with information that will be used to 
set up your personal Mobile Giving page.  An inaugural telephone 
conference call of registered Imaginators will take place on Monday, 
February 24, and we will have subsequent Imaginator phone calls 
throughout the campaign.

Imagine the future full of opportunities we will create together.


Mr. Anil Lewis, M.P.A.
Director of Advocacy and Policy

"Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities"

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland   21230

(410) 659-9314 ext. 2374 (Voice)
(410) 685-5653 (FAX)
Email: <mailto:alewis at nfb.org>alewis at nfb.org
Web: <http://www.nfb.org>www.nfb.org
Twitter: @anillife

The National Federation of the Blind needs your support to ensure 
blind children get an equal education; to connect blind veterans with 
the training and services they need; and to help seniors who are 
losing vision continue to live independent and fulfilling lives. To 
make a donation, please go to <http://www.nfb.org>www.nfb.org

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