TOC is making strides in its effort to become more active in fundraising among both individuals and companies.
A Case Statement has been approved and the next step is for our fundraising professional to visit a select list of opinion leaders to find out their perceptions of TOC in order to be able to better assess a realistic annual fund raising goal.
As a further step in this crucial process, a Development Committee is being formed to be led by a new Board of Directors member after that person is voted on at the Annual Meeting August 8.
As 2014 begins to wind down, we are reflecting on a very successful year for The Outdoor Circle. Please help us celebrate!
From new laws to improve the protection of our environment to on-going beautification projects that improve our communities, we have been hard at work keeping Hawai‘i clean, green, and beautiful. Your donation today will help continue this work for tomorrow.
Here are the top 12 things we are grateful for from this past year.
There is still time to get your donation in and receive a tax deduction for 2014. You can mail your donation check to our office in Honolulu (1314 S. King St. #306 Honolulu, HI 96814) or just click here for a secure and immediate credit card transaction. Your donation benefits the work of The Outdoor Circle and our branches throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Thank you and happy holidays!
JoAnn Bettinger Best, 84, of Kailua died December 14, 2013 in Honolulu after returning from a visit to see family on the East Coast. Born in New Albany, Indiana, Jo retired from the Central Intelligence Agency before teaching at St. Anthony’s School in Kailua and committing 20 years of her life to The Outdoor Circle. She served as President of the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle (1997-1998) and The Outdoor Circle (2000-2002). Always quick to smile, Jo will be remember for her sharp wit, generous heart, and strong commitment to her community.
Jo is survived by her daughters Amy B. Crews and Elisa Vollert and son Christopher W. Best, sister Craig Boultinghouse, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private celebration of her life and scattering of ashes will be held in February. The family asks that any contributions made in memory of Jo be given to The Outdoor Circle in support of tree planting and preservation efforts throughout the islands.
Mahalo to everyone who supported us in 2013! We are deeply grateful and very pleased to announce that our year end donations doubled from the previous year — both in terms of number of donors and the amount donated. This is huge!! TOC’s supporters are really putting their weight behind the Exceptional Tree Initiative, which we look forward to implementing with tree plantings and park improvement projects over the next several years.
While we celebrate this significant milestone, we also recognize that we still have a long way to go to meet our fundraising goal. We know that the Exceptional Tree Initiative will need $50,000 to be truly successful. We are well on our way to meeting that goal, but are not quite there yet.
Thank you for helping us to start the year off right.
The Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.