Erik Wolf posted an articleDonate to our food tourism education scholarship campaign today - & qualify for a tax deduction see more
We have always done things a little differently here at the World Food Travel Association, so instead of giving offers for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we have taken a different approach that is true to our mission.
Today we launched our Don't Feast Alone scholarship fundraising campaign to make more scholarships of our Association's food tourism education products available to people in need, i.e. students and recent graduates, the unemployed, the homeless, those with a disability of any kind, and those with any other demonstrable need. In 2018, we granted 48 scholarships for our Association's educational products. We hope to break that record by a huge number in 2019, and we need your help to do that.
When you donate at various levels, you can get a wide variety of goodies that may include:
- A year of Association membership
- An entry for your business in our next FoodTrekking Awards
- A printed copy of our Have Fork Will Travel book
- A one-hour telephone consultation with me to discuss any business issue you wish
- A copy of our 2016 Food Travel Monitor research (all 300 plus pages)
- A Masterclass of your choice, and
- Your company name, logo & hyperlink in the "Thanks Supporters" area on the home page of our Association website for one year
- Gold, platinum and diamond level donors will also have their name, company name and hyperlink posted on our thank you page for one year
Our organization is classified as a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in the United States. Therefore your donation is either tax deductible as a charitable donation (US individuals and corporations) or as a marketing expense (other countries). When your donation is complete, you will receive an official donation receipt for your records.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN & DONATE NOW
Our goal this year is to raise US$5000, which can pay for enrollment for those in need for 50 Masterclasses, 8 registrations for our FoodTreX London Food Travel Innovation Summit, or as many as 100 registrations to one of our Regional Food Travel Summits.
No amount is too small, and if you're able to give more, you'll get more in return. It's our way of saying thanks. If you were thinking about joining as a member, or taking advantage of any of our other products, now is the time to do so for the greatest value.
Help kickstart someone's career and bring the gift of quality food tourism education and training to more people who truly need it. Thank you.
PS Can we count on you? If every person receiving this message gave only US$20, we would meet our goal in under 8 hours!
Erik Wolf posted an articleWorld Food Travel Association's New Donate Now Campaign Will Create Scholarships for Those in Need see more
Today the World Food Travel Association, the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced another industry innovation - its Donate Now scholarship campaign to help those in need of quality education in food and beverage tourism. The purpose of the campaign is to create scholarships for eligible recipients to be able to learn and grow professionally, and prepare for the workforce and a successful travel, hospitality, food or beverage career.
To kick off the Donate Now campaign, the Association has earmarked a minimum of US$5000 worth of scholarships for eligible candidates to attend its FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit taking place November 4 in London. Specific scholarship opportunities will vary throughout the year.
Eligible scholarship recipients include students, unemployed, retired, military veteran, mobility-challenged and homeless individuals.
The Association is registered in the US State of Oregon as a charitable educational institution and is authorized by the United States Government to issue official donation receipts, which can be used to minimize tax burdens for eligible individuals and corporations.
Donations up to US$500 can be made directly online, while larger donations are handled offline. Individual and corporate donors will receive an official receipt on Association letterhead, and your donation may be deductible for income tax purposes (we do not provide tax or financial advice; consult your local accountant).
As you think about your end-of-year tax planning, please remember the Association and make a generous donation to help relieve your own tax burden, while helping those in need. The Association also welcomes donations from individual estates and trusts. Please get in touch at help(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org to discuss making an individual or corporate donation or donate now online.