WGAF September 2018 Newsletter


Hello Friends,

Here are some exciting and important developments:

1. We want to welcome Mac Pilgrim of Pilgrim Law Firm  and Dr. Katy Green of University of West Georgia as the newest board members of The West Georgia Autism Foundation. We are so thrilled to have these two apart of our board to grow WGAF.

2. Save the date! We have just booked our first annual Snow Ball Fundraiser at The Inn at Oak Lawn on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The cocktail attire event will be from 6PM -10PM. We are excited to have well known author, speaker, and autism warrior, Michael Haigwood Goodroe, as a special guest for this event. He is the author of the book "What Autism Gave Me: A Devastating Diagnosis To A Triumphant Life". Many people and businesses have reached out to us already to ask about tickets, sponsorship, and tables. Please let us know if you would like to attend, and we can send out a Save the Date. You can email us through the website or contact Jenn Toney at jennifertoney1@gmail.com if you are interested in a Save the Date.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Harry Nelson at harrynelson8@gmail.com or you can contact us through the website.

3. Just a reminder that we have received our 501c3 letter from the IRS. We can now engage in multiple fundraising opportunities. Here are a few ways to help and/or donate:

  1. Use our PayPal link where you can make donations towards the West Georgia Autism Foundation. It is also on our website under “Donate” or simply clicking here: https://www.wgaautism.org/donate/  or if you prefer the direct PayPal link, here it is: https://www.paypal.me/WestGaAutism

  2. We are looking to partner up with restaurants and facilities for Spirit Nights. If you would like to make suggestions for places, or you/someone you know is in charge of Spirit Nights, please contact Carrie Denham at wgaf.carriedenham@gmail.com or Jenn Toney at jennifertoney1@gmail.com

  3. We would love more volunteers for our Fundraising Committee. Please consider joining this committee by contacting Carrie Denham.

4. In addition to receiving our 501c3, we have now partnered with Kroger Rewards where they will donate a percentage of sales to West Georgia Autism Foundation. Visit http://www.kroger.com/ Once logged into your Kroger account, simply search for West Georgia Autism Foundation. Inc either by name or MU324. If you do not have a Kroger account, you can create one for free. Kroger will send you coupons, plus you can earn Fuel Points for discounts on fuel purchases. Please sign up and share with your family and friends.

Thank you for your continued support with WGAF. Please continue to spread the word!

West Georgia Autism Foundation