Press Release: Result of 2011 Holiday Charity Bash™ In Two Words: HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Friday, December 02, 2011
Posted by: 2011 Holiday Charity Bash Planning Committee
Contact: Margaret Timberlake,
The American Small Business Coalition
Phone: 800.422.4960 x111
1750 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
Result of 2011 Holiday Charity Bash™
In Two Words: HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Donors, Guests, Sponsors and Volunteers from Government and Industry rally to raise more than $15,000 to support mission of American Freedom Foundation during annual charity network fundraiser hosted by The American Small Business Coalition and its Members.
McLean, VA, December 1, 2011: Once again, the Holiday Charity Bash™ proved itself as the National Capital Region's most festive networking and fundraising event for the government contracting community, by blowing away the charitable giving goal of $10,000. This year’s event on Wednesday, November 30th in McLean, VA presented by Mission Essential Personnel, raised $15,300.17 to retrofit housing for injured and disabled veterans, fund education programs for the children of military families and provide outpatient military care at Naval Medical Centers and subsidize activities to help returning vets successfully transition to the workforce, just to name a few of the activities supported by American Freedom Foundation (AFF).
"On the evening of the Bash we presented AFF a check for $13,000 based on our initial counts," said Margaret Timberlake, Co-Founder and President of The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC). "After rechecking the results of the 50/50 raffle, mystery gift boxes, guest bartender tips, silent auction sales, and sponsor contributions, we found more donations to push the overall donation total higher."
"I don't believe I've seen in a long time someone as motivated as Guy and Maggie Timberlake for stepping up to support Veterans and their families," said Jack Tilley, Co-Founder of American Freedom Foundation and retired Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army upon receiving the updated donation totals. "Ted [Hacker] and I are just blown away by the selflessness of everyone associated with the Holiday Charity Bash™."
Major sponsorship support for this year's Holiday Charity Bash™ was also received from InfoTek Corporation, Deltek, Intelligence Analysis Incorporated, Imagewerks, Creating IT Futures Foundation and PDS Business Systems & Services.
Since 2009, donors, guests, sponsors and volunteers of the Holiday Charity Bash™ have helped The American Small Business Coalition present nearly $30,000 in donations to American Freedom Foundation. To ensure the momentum continues, preparations are already underway for 2012.
"We hosted more guests and raised more money this year than the previous two year's combined," exclaims Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of The ASBC. "Our challenge is figuring out how to top the fun and total donation in 2012 which is a problem we're happy to have!"
Interested being a donor or sponsor for the 2012 Holiday Charity Bash™? Contact the 2012 Holiday Charity Bash™ Planning Committee at email@example.com.
About The American Small Business Coalition
Founded in 2004, The American Small Business Coalition provides timely, trusted assistance to Government and Industry organizations engaged in the acquisition, delivery and implementation of goods, services and solutions for U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors. Detailed information about membership, industry education and market intelligence programs is available at www.theasbc.org.
About American Freedom Foundation (Charity Partner)
The American Freedom Foundation’s mission is to honor the men and women of America’s armed forces, raise awareness for their service and sacrifice and raise money for organizations that serve and support our veterans, active duty military and their families. Special emphasis is directed to the welfare of those wounded in action, those disabled, and the families and children of those killed in action in conflicts throughout the world. More information is available at http://americanfreedomfoundation.org.