Foundation Flash: September 2012

NAILBA Charitable FoundationDid you hear? The 2012 NAILBA Charitable Foundation grants have been announced! Since it was established in 2002, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grant funds. (Yes, that’s million with an “M!”) For 2012, our 10th anniversary, the Foundation was thrilled to be able to award almost $210,000 in grant funds to 13 worthy charities and the LIFE Foundation. (See the full list here.)

While we celebrate this year’s grant winners, we’re already thinking about next year. Fundraising is a year-round effort, but our biggest gains center around the annual meeting. You can make a big difference for us at NAILBA 31, and increase your exposure at the meeting, by contributing to and participating in the Silent and Live auction events coming up. We’re collecting everything from electronics to event tickets, and need your help to raise the stakes. We’ll have some wonderful destination prizes on the block for the Live Auction event in Orlando, but could use some help with travel costs. Why not partner with a destination prize donor to offer something as simple as a gift card to cover travel expenses?

Please contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation, at 703.383.3072 or by email at, for more ideas and specifics on how you can participate. The Silent Auction will be live online on October 15, so bidding can start right away on packages and donations received by October 10! Can we count on you to help us get a great start on the Foundation’s next 10 years?


Myra Palmer
President, NAILBA Charitable Foundation