We are kicking off the NJFA 2016-2017 fundraising campaign and we need your help!
You may have asked yourself why your child’s picture is not up on the wall yet? That is because our printer has been beyond repair for over a year and a half. This year our annual goal is $ 40,000 with our most immediate need being $5,000 by December 30th for our commercial color printer and supplies. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work to develop our fencers both on and off the strip to become strong leaders through building their confidence and character. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve our community each year. Please keep in mind that we make every effort to charge our members less in fees than other clubs so your help is critically important to funding these important expenditures for our fencers.
By participating in NJFA’s programs, children not only learn how to be good winners and losers, but also how their actions directly influence the results they achieve. They learn to evaluate their attitudes about themselves and others, overcome fears, think strategically and solve problems. These are skill sets that will not only serve them well in the fencing arena, but in life as they mature into fine young adults. Over the last several years, members of NJFA Fencing Squad have graduated from some of the finest universities in the U.S., including: Columbia, Princeton, Duke, NYU, Notre Dame, Yale, St. Johns, Rutgers, Ohio State and Temple. This past week we had a saber fencer commit to fencing Division 1 at Boston College next year.
We ask that you thoughtfully consider making a commitment to support our annual appeal by making a cash donation of $100 or more today. As we are a designated 501C3 organization, many companies that you may work at will match your contribution to double your gift. Your donation will be used for general operating costs and NJFA programming. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Here is a comprehensive list of companies that offer a matching gift: Companies with matching gifts.
Every donation makes a difference, regardless of size. Together, we develop our young men and women to be not only great fencers but strong leaders and good people as well.