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Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship: Almost There!

Dear friends,

We have some exciting news to share.

Thanks to the generosity of folks like you, we're on track to award the first Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship this spring—in time to fund a student for the NEXT academic year, ahead of what we'd hoped! The funds will support a University of Maine Farmington student's academic and creative pursuits during the 2011-12 school year.

We just need to raise $1,500 more in the next few weeks. Can you help us get there?

In order to award a scholarship this year, and in order to build a fund for the future, we're closing in on two critical fundraising goals: $500 for immediate distribution and $10,000 for the initial endowment.

1. To help make this year's $500 scholarship award, please donate by check. Make checks payable to our scholarship administrator, the Maine Community Foundation. Write "Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship, for endowment or distribution as needed" on the memo line. Mail to the MCF, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605.

(If we reach our $500 distribution goal by the time we receive your check, this will enable the MCF to put your gift toward building the endowment.)

2. To help us reach our initial $10,000 endowment goal and to raise the endowment beyond that, so we can disburse an even more meaningful scholarship in perpetuity, please give online. Click here for the MCF's secure donation form. In the Fund Designation menu, select Other. Enter "The Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship" in the text box provided. Then select 'donation for the fund's endowment.' Please do not select 'for distribution' at this time—if we reach our distribution goal by the time you make your online gift, the system won't allow it to roll over into the endowment.

Donations to the Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship fund may be tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or tax preparer.

Questions about your gift? Call the Maine Community Foundation at (877) 700-6800 or email info@mainecf.org.

Thank you for honoring Beth's memory in the best possible way: by sharing her love of art, creativity, writing and learning with those who will cherish it most.

Sincerely,

Friends of the Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship


Journey(2), excerpt. See more of Beth's work at www.BethEisen.com