By Brenda Kai, executive director, EDSF
There is a popular holiday story in which a character named Scrooge is visited by three ghosts. Scrooge asks one of the ghosts, “Are these the shadows of the things that will be, or are they shadows of things that may be, only?”
Can we change the future? A certain Ebenezer Scrooge asked this question and, to his everlasting relief, he found that good deeds and giving could, indeed, change the future. Giving has its rewards not only in the present but in the future – just ask any of EDSF’s scholarship recipients how much your contributions mean to them and their college education. EDSF is the international non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and graphic communications industries, and its scholarship program is benefiting hundreds of students worldwide.
One way to support future scholarship funding, and also thank your clients and business partners for their business, is to participate in the EDSF Holiday Giving Program, which takes place during EDSF’s seven-week “The Future is Bright” Awareness Campaign, through Jan. 8. This new Giving Program offers a unique opportunity for remembering, thanking and honoring your family, friends and clients at this special time of year.
When you participate in the EDSF Holiday Giving Program, you can provide the names and addresses of clients, business associates, friends or family members, and EDSF will send a personalized e-card indicating that a donation was made in their name. As a donor, your contribution to EDSF’s registered 501 (c) 3 is tax deductible and you will receive a 2009 tax receipt acknowledging your donation. In addition, you will be listed on the EDSF Web site and in the EDSF Annual Report.
For additional information, please visit www.edsf.org and click on Donate Now, or contact Brenda Kai at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will consider participating in the Holiday Giving Program as an alternative gift idea which honors your family, friends and clients while simultaneously making the future bright for a student needing help.
EDSF Scholar of the Day
Jason Landrum, Pittsburg State University – EDSF’s Hoods Memorial Scholarship 2009
“I am extremely blessed to be awarded the Hoods Memorial Scholarship. Knowing the industry is behind me and willing to support me financially means so much. This generous scholarship encourages me in preparing for a bright future and allows me to put a stronger focus on my education rather than how to pay for it.”