Hello Friends and Supporters,
I would like to thank the Pyramid Scheme and its owners, management, and staff for allowing us to generate nearly $1,100 (and more with final silent auction items closing) to go towards TEAM’s operations and programs. The event was massively successful with over 200 people from the community in attendance.
I would like to thank A Little Black Booth of Ada, MI for its stellar photography services for our event that were generously donated. I would like to thank Bearcat, BangCrush, Ty Beat, Dalylah Desmond, Ariez Iman, Karina Passion, Kaurora Fox, and DJ Mister Squid for entertaining the crowd through donating your time and entertainment.
I would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting TEAM and its work on human rights. This meant so much to me, and will help us continue our great work throughout West Michigan.
In addition, I would like to thank the following Silent Auction donors:
1. Pyramid Scheme
2. Meanwhile Bar
8. J. Nicolle Salon, Boutique, and Spa
9. Moxie Beauty and Hair Parlor
10. Schnitz Delicatessen
11. Edge Salon
12. Kostume Room
13. Bartertown Diner
14. Katherine Thelen Photography
15. The Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand
16. Splurge Salon and Spa
17. Mos Eisley’s Tattoos
18. Capelli Salon
19. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
I would like to thank any and everyone that had a part in making this event a success. It means so much to us. Everyone had a blast and it was just a great evening overall.
Here is a breakdown of funds generated:
$615 from the event cover/minimum donation
$250 from the Silent Auction (a few items left to disburse)
$172.07 in cash donations
$1037.07 in total funds raised.
How the Funds Will Be Used:
$40 one-mile range megaphone to allow TEAM to organize protests and demonstrations
$53 8ft by 2.5ft TEAM banner to be used to market TEAM at every public appearance
$50 for 2,000 business cards
$200 directed towards Charitable Gaming (additional fundraising)
$15 towards raffle license fee covering raffles
$390 in reimbursements (covering expenses since July 2011, including ink/paper/printing, transportation stipends, decorations, 501(c)(3) contribution from the Board. Most of the expense costs were covered by Chris Surfus, so $300 is awarded to him. $30 transportation and assistance stipends are each awarded to Brianna Schmidt, Rey Garza, and Scott Burkman.)
$300-500 approximately put towards events for the community.
$150-200 in Accounts Receivable from the Silent Auction after items are picked up.
TEAM strives to be financially transparent in everything it does, and encourages all nonprofit organizations to be this transparent.
Thank you all so much for your support! We will make sure to live up to our promises to you. If you have any questions, please contact info@humanrightsTEAM.org.
Christopher R. Surfus
The Tolerance, Equality, and Awareness Movement (TEAM)