CHRIE FutureFund™ Looks Forward to 2018 and Beyond
Bob Bosselman, Chair of the CHRIE FutureFund™ Committee, ICHRIE
Since its inception in the late 1990s, your CHRIE FutureFund™ has sought to accumulate funds to support long-term ICHRIE member initiatives. Many individuals have given their time, talent, and treasure to support the CHRIE FutureFund™. As a result of those efforts, your CHRIE FutureFund™ has over $140,00 working for you, and for future members.
As many of you know, CHRIE FutureFund™ supports the winning Best Paper author’s from the Graduate Research Conference each year, providing them with a free Annual Conference Registration. You may not be aware that we also support the Knowledge Matters annual competition. We have also provided funds for other ICHRIE member activities as needed. As CHRIE FutureFund™ grows, it will be able to support additional member initiatives.
In order to continue providing for you, and for our future members, we need you to consider contributing in some way to CHRIE FutureFund™. That could be through your time, by serving on the CHRIE FutureFund™ Committee, or assisting us at Annual Conference. It might be through your talent. A number of members have used their talent to provide the CHRIE FutureFund™ with items that can be part of the Silent Auction. And, it can be from your treasure. We’re not asking you to make CHRIE FutureFund™ your beneficiary (although that would be a very nice gesture), but just think about participating in the 50-50 Raffle (10 tickets for $20, your best deal), bidding on a Silent Auction Item, or buying a couple of ducks in the Annual Duck Race. You can always make a cash donation to the CHRIE FutureFund™ at any time during the year as well.
Your contributions enable CHRIE FutureFund™ to do good things for your fellow members, and our future members. A few years ago, we (CHRIE FutureFund™ Committee and Finance Committee) decided to take a small part of the CHRIE FutureFund™, and invest it in an account that would earn a bit of more in interest. We’re not making a huge sum, but we are increasing the total amount for CHRIE FutureFund™. Obviously, we cannot predict the markets, but hopefully our prudent efforts will continue to result in increased funds that can be used for member initiatives.
As we enter 2018, I humbly ask for your support of the CHRIE FutureFund™. We have a committed group of members on the CHRIE FutureFund™ Committee, and we would be happy to have you participate. We welcome new ideas for the CHRIE FutureFund™, and how we can best serve you. This will be my final year as CHRIE FutureFund™ Chair, and it has been an honor and privilege to serve you, as well as to serve with my fellow committee members. We’ve looking to identify the next CHRIE FutureFund™ Committee Chair, so if you are that person, please let me know. We look forward to seeing all of you in Palm Springs next July.