As we count down to the launch of our full website--and with it, the official rollout of our online giving community--we are pleased to announce a nationwide series of launch parties. Generously hosted by Ralph Lauren Rugby, these parties will feature an open bar, hors d'oevres, and an overview of some of the work we've done in the past and hope to do in the future.
Most importantly, though, these parties will be an opportunity for you to tap your inner philanthropist. Your minimum donation of $25 serves as your entrance ticket, but remember--we're all about giving you creative control over your donations. So instead of simply writing us a check, you'll get the opportunity to direct exactly how your money is spent by designing a gift that's meaningful to you. Maybe, like some of our donors, you'd like to use your donation to purchase a set of your favorite books for an underresourced school library. Maybe you'll want to sponsor an essay contest about a topic you care about deeply. Or, maybe you and some friends can pool your money together and pay for athletic or art equipment for a financially-strapped school. All gifts designed at our events will be placed on your personal philanthropist's page on the new website, and will be implemented at a high-need school by The Generation Project just like any other gift. And, at the end of each event, we'll be featuring a drawing in which Rugby Ralph Lauren will give away three shopping sprees!
All events are from 7 to 9 PM. Schedule is as follows:
July 8: Washington, DC
Rugby Store and Cafe
1065 Wisconsin Avenue
July 15: New York, NY
99 University Place
July 22: Chicago, IL
1000 West Armitage
September (date TBA): Boston, MA
342 Newbury Street
September (date TBA): San Francisco, CA
2071 Union Street
If you live in any one of these cities, come on out and enjoy great drinks, great company, and a great time, all for the best cause there could possibly be--yours!