Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:03:01 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: WP-ORG: Another message asking for money?
From: Doug Dribben <email@example.com>
Yes! Please donate to Fund Drive 38 by credit card, check or PayPal at: http://www.west-point.org/donate
Folks, this is another in the series of messages sent by the West-Point.Org moderators in our semi-annual fund drives. My fellow moderators (and some guest authors) have made a clear case for donating to the organization. In short, we cannot operate without donated funds, as we made a decision early on to run on requests for donations rather than establish an endowment. We get no support from the Academy or the government, as we are a private organization of graduates, family members, and other interested people to provide service to our members at no charge; no annual subscription, no pay-by-use, and no lifetime membership fees. Instead, we ask that you determine whether our services are of value to you (and, let's face it, you would not be on here if they were not, as we all have enough spam emails in our lives) and, from time to time, make a donation to support our continued operation.
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as a long-time member and Advisor, I am thankful for our services to connect me to my classmates around the world and to others on the discussion boards (there are many of interest to our members), and provides me email and web-page hosting services for life. This connection to members is private, unlike those on social media, and is done with devotion by the many volunteer members who advise, moderate, and run the organization. I ask you each to think about the benefits you obtain from your association with West-Point.Org in this time of giving thanks, and dip into your pockets to give a little thanks to the organization via a donation of any amount you deem deserved.
After 29 days of FD38, we are at 62.5% of our $99,590 goal, with 1,090 donors. Help us end this fundraiser successfully this week.
Thank you for your support.
Doug Dribben 1983
Donate to Fund Drive 38 by credit card, check or PayPal: http://www.west-point.org/donate/
Donations can be mailed to WP-ORG at 3800 Buffalo Mountain Road, Willis, VA 24380.
Why Donate? http://www.west-point.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=73
FD37 Donation Report: https://secure.west-point.org/donate/report/
FD37 Budget: http://www.west-point.org/budget/