Letter from Board Chair – Amy Mauzy
As you’re reading this, a major Winter Storm is approaching Minnesota and we couldn’t be more excited! Along with the snow, the Holiday Season has arrived and that means it’s almost time for the Coolest Celebration on Earth, the 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival!
The Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation staff and many volunteers have been working tirelessly for months to bring you another free Festival that celebrates and connects our community’s history and future. As our community continues to change, this group works hard together to evolve and make sure our legacy events reflect this.
It is becoming tougher for free Community Festivals to find funding and remain sustainable. The SPFHF staff operates full time throughout the year to not only produce these major events but funding is needed to allow them to operate in a professional and efficient manner….I like to call it….Overhead. This means rental of our Landmark Center offices. Having telephones that work, internet, computers that assist with producing and mailing the tax receipts needed for businesses and individuals who are supporting us. It means paying accounting and audit firms to ensure we are compliant with city and state regulations and more. Our valued Board of Directors oversee the bottom line each month to make sure your contributions are going where we say they will.
Each year at this time we’re asked, how can I help, what can I do? And our answer is always the same, “Become a foundation member!”
Becoming a member of the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation and renewing each year is the greatest thing you can do to support the foundation that is the proud producer of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo West Saint Paul. Our organization depends on membership and fundraising dollars to continue to bring the events, energy, and excitement to our community…most of which are free to the public.
It is your support and connection to the foundation that makes it possible for all of this to continue!
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has been a self-sustaining celebration for 134 years because of our valued members and volunteers! With your support we are dedicated to celebrating all things Winter for years to come!
We look forward to seeing our members at the Button Unveiling on December 7th
Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation
Click here for the PDF version. Letter from Board Chair – Nov 19