Don Forsyth, CFM – SLC President
OUR CHALLENGE TO YOU!!! Your California Fire Museum and Safety Learning Center Executive Committee has been meeting with CCS Fundraising staff on a regular basis, and implementing the various strategies to raise the required $6 Million per our Exclusive License Agreement with the City of Irvine, which finalizes our 5 acre land agreement within the Great Park, valued at approx.. $20 Million.
CCS Fundraising staff is working with our CFM-STAFF in the process of contacting Major Philanthropists, and Corporate Donors. However, the first thing those higher levels of Donors ask is, how much has the Organization raised through their Seed Funding. The answer they are provided helps them decide if there is enough commitment to really make this Project a Reality, before they invest.
Family, Friends, Supporters and Members, produce this Seed Funding, to launch the larger Capital Fund Raising Campaign. WE ARE NOW ASKING YOU ALL TO CONSIDER THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION YOU HAVE EVER MADE, AS WE APPROACH THE DEADLINE. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS WE ARE A 501c3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION! PLEASE DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING AND DECIDE HOW YOU CAN HELP!!!! You can also complete a pledge form, in which you pledge to provide specific amounts up to 3 years into the future, as Pledges are legally acceptable to the City in our agreement. Which ever you decide, donate now, or over time, please complete the Pledge/Donation Form, and return with or without payment asap, please.
I have a Challenge to each of You! As your President of this great CFM-SLC organization, I am personally pledging $25,000, and Bruce Bailey has also pledged $25,000 for a total of $50,000 to match the first $50,000 to be donated or PLEDGED within the next 2 months by our members, families, and friends!!! Please use the attached Pledge/Donation 2 page form, and send asap to the address at the bottom of the form!
Lets make this CFM-SLC complex a reality and raise the needed Funds by October 2022.
Should you have any other ideas, or contacts, or ideas of who to contact for large donations, corporate, grants, personal donations, in the range of $50,000 or higher, please contact Don Forsyth, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as our CFM-SLC Fund Raiser Group will make that contact and pitch, to ensure it includes the correctly needed information.
After nearly 20 years of being extremely tenacious, persistent and everyone’s hard work, were are now at the Precipice of our Vision of the California Fire Museum and Safety Learning Center coming to fruition. You could also consider placing CFM-SLC in your Will as well!
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!! PLEASE CONSIDER HOW YOU CAN HELP PRESERVE OUR HISTORY, EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT OUR LOCAL AND STATEWIDE FIRE SERVICE HISTORY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE MYRIAD OF LIFE SAFETY HAZARDS THEY ENCOUNTER EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES, FOR WHICH NOBODY IS CURRENTLY TEACHING THEM HOW TO RECOGNIZE, MITIGATE, OR HOW TO DEAL WITH, SHOULD THEY ENCOUNTER THESE HAZARDS FIRSTHAND!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERIOUS CONSIDERATION!
We are eagerly hoping more of YOU will get more involved in this great and exciting venture, participating in making this CFM-SLC the nation’s Premier Safety Learning Center and Fire Museum, unlike any other now open around the country. There are opportunities for everyone to help in just about anything that peaks your interests and using skills you already possess. Please come join in this fantastic founder opportunity.
See Forms Below!