I posted this a while ago, Excitement and Disappointment, trying to raise additional money for the NFXF’s scholarship fund to send MORE families to the July conference. I received a stack of notices from the Foundation letting me know that some of you even donated money in my name which made me cry, you guys are the best.
I’m so excited to share an update! Based on some cancellations and the money that was donated, we are really, really, ridiculously close to offering a scholarship to everyone who asked. Given where we started, with the Foundation heartbroken over having to say no and the disappointment the families who were told no faced, that’s pretty awesome.
What is *most* awesome, in my opinion, is that this money is coming from our OWN. It’s coming from moms & dads who may not be able to go themselves but want to help someone else, it’s coming from people who’ve been before and know what a huge difference attending will make to those who haven’t had the chance to go before, it’s coming from friends with no other connection to FX but love of one of us…see?? Awesome.
I just want to say that it’s not too late, there is still time to send a little something to the scholarship and help change a family’s life.
Add a note in the acknowledgement area directing the money to the scholarship fund!
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Thank you so much for raising my awareness to the wait list for scholarships. Knowing that we got a scholarship and others didn’t really motivated me to kick it up a notch. We are now fundraising to cover our expenses for conference, and anything over our budget will be going straight to Foundation Scholarship fund in your name. I am hoping to fundraise next conference for a scholarship for someone to attend from our up and coming Portland, OR group we are planning on starting! Thank you for expanding my thinking past “how are we going to make it to conference” to how can we help others also achieve that dream. You Rock!!!
You’re too sweet Jennifer! I can’t wait to meet you 🙂
I just had to recently forfeit my scholarship, although I was really sad I know another awesome family will get a chance to go and that makes me feel better and I know have a few years to get everything together so I can go next time! You are truly an inspiration Melissa.