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What's New in Fund Raising?
Excerpts from Hotline Memos of August 2000
from the Information Department of Project Inform

September, 2000

Macy's Passport 2000 In-store Event

Project Inform is a beneficiary of the 2000 Macy's Passport In-Store Event on Saturday, September 16. This is an all-day event held at the Macy's San Francisco store at Union Square to support and raise money for Bay Area AIDS organizations. We are pleased to participate again this year! For a mere $10, you can be in SHOPPING HEAVEN! It's unbelievable what you get:

These discounts also apply to items you can set aside on lay away, beginning Friday August 25, and pick up on that Saturday.

Included with the aforementioned discounts, you will be registered and eligible to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Macy's and you can receive 10% off all purchases at the Virgin Mega store on Market Street on that Saturday.

Further, there will be entertainment galore, which will take place throughout the day at the Store, including celebrity models, cooking demos and lots of free giveaways.

Great Bargains and a Great Cause -- What Could Be Better?

In addition to the $10 ticket, Project Inform will receive an additional $3 from Macy's for each ticket stub that is turned in at the door on the day of the event. The entire price of each ticket directly supports Project Inform and is fully tax-deductible. If you'd like to buy a ticket for the in-store event or would like to help Project Inform sell event tickets, please contact Julie Doherty at 415-558-8669 x223 or by email at

Additionally, as a beneficiary of Macy's Passport In-Store Event, we are required to help out on Saturday, September 16 by having volunteers go down to the store for three hours throughout the day to help greet customers; sell, accept and sort tickets; and serve as door captains. Shifts begin at 9am, 12noon, 3pm and 6pm. All volunteers will be given a Macy's Passport T-shirt to wear and keep. There will also be a special Volunteer Center in the store for volunteers to check-in and snacks will be provided. Please contact Mark Owens if interested at 415-558-8669 x218 or by email at

Evenings of Hope: San Francisco and Los Angeles

Hold the date for the 2000 Evenings of Hope, Project Inform's signature fundraising events of the year. These two evenings will primarily highlight Project Inform's 15th anniversary year of serving individuals with HIV/ AIDS.

San Francisco Evening of Hope:
Monday, October 30th, St. Francis Hotel

The reception begins at 6:30pm, and the dinner and program begin at 8:00pm. Confirmed speakers and honorees to date include:

Los Angeles Evening of Hope:
Monday, November 13th, Beverly Hills Hotel

The Wells Fargo Foundation will be presented with the Project Inform Leadership Award 2000 at that event in recognition of the outstanding corporate leadership that both Wells Fargo Bank and the Foundation has shown in partnering throughout California with local and national AIDS organizations. They are thrilled to be honored this year, and have already signed on as an underwriter for the event.

Actress and activist Judith Light has agreed to be honored with the 2000 Education Award for her outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS and homophobia over the years. The full program for this event is still in formation, so a few surprises will be in store!!

For more information or to receive an invitation to either Evening of Hope event, please contact Julie Doherty at 415-558-8669 x223 or email

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