Thursday, November 20, 2008
Brian Burton, Executive Director of the Wilkinson Center in East Dallas, writes a mean fund-raising letter. Even after totaling up my credit card debt this week and nearly falling off the chair, I read this and found myself writing out a [pitifully small] check. Brian’s also one of the nicest people around, which makes one glad to help, and the Wilkinson Center does a super job at all that it does. I reprint his letter with permission. KS
The Wilkinson Center
“Do all you can for everyone who needs your help. Don’t tell your neighbor to come back tomorrow, if you can help today.” ~~ Proverbs 3: 27-28
November 14, 2008
Dear Friend of the Wilkinson Center:
Yesterday, I got a heavy dose of the new economic reality. As I made my way through the Center, I observed in the Food Pantry service area every seat taken — and, there were families standing along the walls waiting. The reality of our economy is at the Wilkinson Center’s doorstep.
As you plan for your charitable giving this Thanksgiving season, I respectfully ask that you, once again, consider the Wilkinson Center deserving of your support. Because of a generous matching gift from local foundations, every dollar you give will be matched up to $250,000! [by the Harold Simmons Foundation and the Ginger Murchison Foundation] …We will always strive to be good stewards of your investment in our shared mission to help those less fortunate.
If you’d like to see your gift at work please contact me for a tour. Thank you for being a member of our Wilkinson Center family.
Faithfully yours, in service,
Brian Burton, Executive Director
http://www.wilkinsoncenter.org, P.O. Box 720248, Dallas, TX 75372, 5200 Bryan St., Dallas, TX 75206, 214-821-6380