Plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.
“By selecting the next beneficiary now, we will position ourselves to work on the 2015 tournament as soon as this year’s tournament ends,” said Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer of The Medical Center Foundation.
The Medical Center Open beneficiary is determined by The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. The Medical Center Foundation is looking for tangible projects that have community appeal from organizations that demonstrate financial stability, sustainability for the future and a strong management team.
Applicants should be nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies that have a project in need of funding that is focused on improving the physical health of the community. Funds raised for this project will be available after the tournament in October 2015. Requests should range from $200,000 to $225,000.
Applicants are asked to submit a one-page letter of interest and their most recent tax exemption letter; past two years audited financial statements plus current year financials; list of current board of directors; and list of current funding sources. The application must be received by The Medical Center Foundation by 5 p.m. Sept. 1. Applicants are asked to outline:
Mission of the agency;
Description of project to be funded, including the purpose of the project;
The amount being requested (including full budget detail);
The target audience and number of citizens expected to be reached;
How the project will improve health and quality of life, why the need is strong and compelling and why applicant believes project would have community appeal; in other words, why would a community member want to give money to this project?
Applicants must disclose if they have been the recipient of any other large special event fundraiser or capital campaign in the past three years or expect to receive one in the next year.
For more information, visit www.TheMedicalCenterFoundation.org or contact Christy Moore, manager of Community Health Improvement, at 770-219-8099.