Monday, December 7, 2009

FANHS Fundraising revised

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO DONATE TO FANHS!

***The FANHS national office is sending the following letter out via snail mail news:


Dear FANHS members and friends,

Thanks to all FANHS members and volunteers in 28 FANHS Chapters throughout the U.S., FANHS continues to gather and promote Filipino American history through publications, public programs, films, and artistic expressions for more than 26 years.

Through our FANHS blog: http://fanhsis25.blogspot.com and many FANHS Facebook pages, you’ll see that our work is truly national. In 2009, we celebrate renewed activity in FANHS New England and FANHS Metropolitan New York; the success of the FANHS Midwest Conference, and the many FANHS books, photo exhibits, films, and Filipino American History Month activities in Oregon, Washington, California and New Mexico. Cheers to everyone who has been involved!

Now after celebrating Filipino American History Month for more than 20 years, Congress passed H.Res.780: Recognizing Filipino American History Month in October. We very much appreciate the hard work of many individuals and organizations who advocated for this historic legislation that specifically cites the work of FANHS.

We hope that all of you will join us at the 13th Biennial FANHS National Conference, “A Quest for Emergence: A Retrospective” on July 21-24, 2010. Each FANHS national conference features unique intergenerational experiences -- memorable panels, films, an authors’ reception, a dinner dance and many other performances and presentations. There’s no other conference like FANHS.

Now, more than ever before, FANHS — that’s always run on a slim budget managed by volunteer
staff — needs your support. We are asking you to preserve and promote Filipino
American history by making a financial contribution to FANHS. Today. We would appreciate a gift of any size. We know that these are challenging financial times. Yet gifts of membership to FANHS are always welcome as meaningful (and “green” :-) gifts for the holidays, as well as for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. Donations to FANHS also express a special way of honoring the memory of loved ones.

Your donations to FANHS will support:
*The FANHS National Archives in Seattle, perhaps the most extensive collection of oral histories, photographs,and historical documents on Filipino Americans in the United States, needs to preserve its growing archival collection (where the need for an additional room has increased rent).
*Youth interns and researchers are needed to work with the FANHS National Office.
*The proposed FANHS Filipino American National Museum, a Filipino American cultural and youth center in thehistoric “Little Manila” neighborhood of Stockton (CA), is a collaborative project of Stockton’s Little Manila Foundation and FANHS.

We hope you will give generously to FANHS this season.
With much appreciation,
~Dr. Joan May T. Cordova
FANHS National President

Checks may be made payable to FANHS and mailed to the FANHS national office:
FANHS
810 Eighteenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122