Dear Volunteers and friends of the Guardian ad Litem program and the NW Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation,
We are so grateful for all of the hard work and support you have contributed to the children in the
First Judicial Circuit. Hopefully you are all aware that the Foundation is the sole fundraising
organization for the GAL program in the First Circuit. We plan and execute fundraising activities
across the four (4) county circuit to support the volunteers and CAMs through the ‘Child in Need’
fund. If you aren’t aware of this resource we urge you to consult your CAM or speak to a Foundation board member. These funds are used to assist the volunteers and CAMs to help provide normalcy to the children appointed to the program. We have recently begun an effort to emphasize our support by sending Foundation board members to initial volunteer training and explaining our organization, discussing the various resources we provide and answering questions about Foundation membership.
I would, once again, like to ask our volunteers that are interested in the Foundation activities to join as an Associate Member. There is no cost or obligation but you will be kept informed of our activities and will be given an opportunity to assist, if you are interested.
Our next fundraising event is a charity golf event to be held at Pensacola Country Club on April 16.
Registration information can be found on the ‘Fore! The Kids’ website:
We would be glad to see our ‘golf loving’ volunteers at the event. In addition to playing, we can
always use a hand during the event. Also, and probably more importantly, we could use your
assistance in gathering sponsors. Even though the event is being held in Pensacola, the efforts benefit the children circuit-wide. We have had great success signing up sponsors, but we still have a way to go. Probably the easiest sponsorship is ‘Hole Sponsors’. The cost is $150 and will provide a professionally created tee sign with the company/organization logo. If you know of a business or firm that would like to support the GAL program, this is the way to do it.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or information. We can make a difference!
David Van Der Like NWFGAL Foundation Membership Chairman (850) 232-2077 firstname.lastname@example.org