Building a strong Foundation

The role of Altrusa Club of Montrose, CO Foundation was displayed in a memorable manner by members of its Board of Directors at our club's meeting on October 7. Service Committee Chair, Diane Winger, arrived lamenting the lack of tools in her toolbelt. Without them, she couldn't figure out how to fund requests from our committees to enable them to operate their many service projects, and for Altrusa to provide scholarships and give grants to local organizations.

Other Foundation directors came to the rescue, bringing fundraising projects providing construction tools that let them literally build a "foundation" with 2 x 4's and nails. The Service Committee now had something to "build" upon!

But wait! A building inspector now arrived, questioning whether the building crew had a valid building permit. Foundation President Becky Wolford came to the rescue, presenting our Foundation's 501(c)3 status, proving that we are a bona-fide non-profit organization!

All this was accompanied by a song (to the tune of "If I had a hammer"):

If we had the Funding (Altrusa Foundation song)

(Service Committee Chair arrives at construction site with no “tools”, and laments…)
If we had the funding
We’d donate the money
We’d help out with projects
All over this land…

We’d donate to scholars,
We’d celebrate reading
We’d help out with schools and clubs
And community programs
All over this land.

(Foundation construction workers give her tools of funding from Altrusa Foundation…)
Now Altrusa Foundation
Has funded our projects
We can help out our neighbors
All over this land…

Lifeline and Readings
Love Hugs and Buddy Bags
We are building schools
And bringing hope
All over this world.

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