Development Meeting Minutes Friday, January 21, 2012

Attendees: Stephen Priest, Bob Findorff, Ann Reid, Doug Fairbanks

Submitted by Doug Fairbanks

· Meeting called to order at 10:04am

· Minutes approved from October and November, 2011

· Year to date donations is $6,875

· Handout and Review of the donor card.

o Excellent quality

o To be used at Friday lectures and other OLLI@USF events.

· Bob Findorff presented a spreadsheet on the donors to the Annual Fund for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

o Discussion focused on details by quarter, average and size of donations.

o Bob pointed out that for a retirement group we have very few matching fund donors and this is an area we might want to target.

o The committee continues to search for a “Why Give” message.

o It was decided that the overall Development program seems to be healthy and growing and there are lots of opportunities for growth.

· Ann reported on the Distinguished Lecturer program featuring Susan McManus, Friday, February 21, 2012, at 1:00 pm. The program is being publicized and the Republican Candidate Debate on the USF campus ought to help develop interest in the program.

· Cartoon for the Spring Evergreen was approved

· The Development Committee will continue to meet on the third Friday of the month except in an unusual circumstance.

· Next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 17 and we will be assembling the Annual Fund letter so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring your reading glasses.