June 1, 2013 Association

ASHFoundation: Toss in Your Tickets for Raffle Extravaganza at Schools Conference

Toss in Your Tickets for Raffle Extravaganza at Schools Conference

The ASHFoundation and ASHA Schools Conference are teaming up for a winning combination at the conference welcome reception on Friday evening, July 12. Attendees can support the ASHFoundation's Rousing Raffle Extravaganza while connecting with colleagues and enjoying refreshments.

The evening will include at least 20 raffle prizes. Attendees purchase multiple raffle tickets and enter separate raffles for each prize.

Prizes will include: 

  • Registration and hotel for the 2014 ASHA Schools Conference.
  • ASHA Special Interest Group membership.
  • 2013 ASHA Convention registration.
  • SLP toolkit.
  • ASHA-sponsored online continuing education opportunity.
  • Weekend stay at winner's choice of domestic Marriott hotel.
  • Weekend stay at Marriott Newport Beach Hotel.
  • Pittsburgh gift basket.
  • San Francisco gift basket.
  • "Beyond Baby Talk," signed by authors Kenn Apel and Julie Masterson.
  • "Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience," signed by authors Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly.

The Rousing Raffle Extravaganza supports the ASHFoundation's scholarship and research grant programs. Purchase tickets on the ASHA Schools Conference registration form or at the conference. Tickets are $5 each, three for $10, and eight for $20.

ASHFoundation Toasts University Ambassadors

At the 2013 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders annual meeting in Phoenix, the ASHFoundation thanked the more than 50 ambassadors who inspire their university faculty colleagues to make annual donations to ASHF. University Giving Program Ambassadors gathered at the ASHFoundation exhibit during the meeting's break for a "thank you" sangria toast. Many interested colleagues stopped by to learn about the program, and eight new Universary Giving Ambassadors volunteered.

Ambassadors strive for 100 percent faculty participation in annual ASHFoundation donations. Universities, and their students and researchers, are the direct beneficiaries of the ASHFoundation's mission and work.

Since 2009, ASHFoundation university ambassadors across the country have raised awareness and funds for the ASHFoundation among their colleagues. The program began with 14 university participants; today, the program includes 50 universities, led by 57 volunteers. In those four years, faculty donors have contributed more than $110,000 to support the ASHFoundation's scholarship and research grant programs.

To learn more, contact Beverly Ryan, annual fundraising manager, at 301-296-8704.

Alabama SLPs and Audiologists Support the ASHF

Enthusiastic student volunteers from the University of South Alabama worked the crowds at the recent annual convention of the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama in Birmingham to raise money for the ASHFoundation's student scholarship and research grant programs. The students sold raffle tickets for a gift basket and for the ASHFoundation's 2013 ASHA Convention VIP Raffle. The gift basket was donated by SHAA member Doreen Oyadomari, a former ASHFoundation trustee. The SHAA Executive Board organized the student volunteers and provided a complimentary exhibit table. The effort raised almost $1,000 for the ASHFoundation.

Learn how you can help support the future of the professions at the ASHFoundation website.


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