Dear SAAC Members,
I want to first thank all of the SAAC members for their support of the Foundation for SAAC. The Foundation for SAAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation for the specific purpose of granting scholarships to numerous family members of Specialty Advertising Association of California’s members to promote professional, academic or artistic achievement in post-secondary education.
Our main fundraiser is the Jim Buescher Memorial Golf Tournament. It is being held this year on October 24th at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena CA. The tournament traditionally brings in members from all over the country to celebrate and support this important cause.
In 2018, we distributed over $16,000 in scholarships. For 2019, we plan to distribute over $19,000 to deserving students. This is thanks, in part, to a $5,000 gift from Jim Buescher’s widow, Bobbi Buescher who has been instrumental in keeping the legacy of Jim Buescher alive and well.
As part of our fundraising, we are in the process of developing an online auction with donated items and programs to help support these scholarships. Some of the auction items are NFL tickets, personal growth programs, gift baskets with anything from Amazon gift cards to movies to spa packages to wine tastings, etc. We are actively looking for sponsors of these programs. More information on this to follow.
The Foundation is also working in conjunction with the SAAC Board for additional events to promote and raise money for children’s education. We will be coordinating an event at the SAAC Expo in San Diego in August. The assistance of the associations’ Executive Director Jennifer Bingham and President Rhett Todd has been incredibly beneficial. More details will follow. We welcome all members to participate.
Our Board of Directors consists of:
- Michael Bistocchi, Inkcups (President)
- Steve Parker, Starline
- Beverly Walter, Brown & Bigelo, Inc.
- Craig Reese, Jack Nadel, Int'l.
- Kate Alavez, Promoshop, Inc.
- Jacque Martin, Brown & Bigelow, Inc.
So I want to say thank you again for the support. Our work is never done!
To contact the foundation for any donations or your desire to participate in any of our fundraising programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.927.2450.
Michael BistocchiPresident, Foundation for SAAC