Conference Wish List 2017, Madison

~ SOFT’s 2017 Conference Wish List & Donation Portal ~

Conference Fundraising (in addition to registration fees)
Conferences cost about $60,000, which must be raised from donations and registration fees.
Any amount can be donated for any purpose…it’s not necessary to completely fund an item.   Click this blue link to make a donation –  you can apply your donation to one of the items below or to be used as needed by the conference committee.   Donated items for the Auction should be sent to:  James & Kari Adamson,  77 Arvey Lane,  Fond du Lac,  WI 54935.

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Keynote Speaker Travel Expense:  $1200, Lodging $750  $350 needed.  $100 generously donated by Jennifer Childress in memory of Julia Childress.    $200 generously donated by Margaret and Jim Thompson in honor of Greta.  $300 generously donated by Ron and Sara Hayes in honor of Megan Elizabeth Hayes.  $1,000 donated by SOFT National.
Welcome & Conference Materials Bags, etc ($1500)  $1500 generously donated by Bob and Lisa Handel, in memory of Erin Laurissa Handel.
Conference Bag Items ($500)  $200 needed. $300 donated for Simon’s Law auto magnets by Frank and Ann Barnes in memory of Megan Barnes.
Name tags and lanyards Generously donated by the Dye family.
Gifts for SOFT Children $500  $500 generously donated by Bob and Lisa Handel, in memory of Erin Laurissa Handel
Medical Director’s Hotel Cost $750 $160 needed.  $340 generously donated in honor of Leila Adamson.  $250 generously donated by Erin Froehner in memory of Addalyn Froehner.
 Bottled Water expense $300  $300 needed
SOFT Logo Pens – $200 Generously donated by John & Ceci DeGenova in memory of Anna.
Child Care Supplies – $300  $300 needed
Welcome Dinner Decorations – $250 $250.50 generously donated by Christine Kowalski and Alicia Parks in honor of Gavin Kowalski and Leita Parks.
Welcome Dinner /DJ – $575  $500 generously donated by Ron and Sara Hayes in honor of Megan Elizabeth Hayes.  $75 generously donated by Shirley Lockwood in memory of Philina Lockwood.
Sibling Outing T-Shirts $250  $250 Generously funded by the Fond du Lac WI School District staff, by their “Genes for Trisomy” fundraiser
SOFT Friends Video  Generously donated by Kris & Hal Holladay!
Hotel Audio/Visual Costs – $1000  $1,000 needed
Hotel Meeting Room Expense – $3500  $3,010 needed:   $25 donated by Scott Campbell in memory of Mary Donohue.  $25 donated by William Campbell in memory of Mary Donohue.   $140 donated by Angela Maliszewski in memory of her son Hayes Kallahan Maliszewski.  $250 donated by Dianne Mann in memory of Hayes Kallahan Maliszewski.  $50 donated by Ellen Adam in memory of Ellen Roma Nelson.
Transportation to Clinics – $700  $420 needed.  $100 generously donated by Jan King in honor of Hayley King.  $150 generously donated by Mike and Holly McCormick in honor of Morgan McCormick.  $30 generously donated by Debbie and Bill Bruns.
Transportation to Sibling Outings:  Younger – $150
Older – $300
 $450 Generously funded by the Fond du Lac WI School District staff, by their “Genes for Trisomy” fundraiser
Transportation to Picnic – $1000  $300 needed.  $500 generously donated by Colleen and Bryan Sibthorp, in memory of Rowan Margaret Sibthorp.  $200 generously donated by David and Melinda Ricker in memory of Angela Ricker.
SOFT’s Picnic Expense: Facility – $400, Lunch – $4,500, Desserts – $300, Drinks – $500
Picnic Activities – $2,500
 $1800 needed.  $400 generously donated by Nora Flores.  $6000 donated from the 2016 Tacoma SOFT conference!
Balloon Celebration materials and supplies:  Generously donated by Steve and Peggy Cantrell in memory of Ryan.
Photographic Coverage Expense, TBD Generously Contributed by Dr. John & Leslie Carey
 Grand Rounds food & drink – $3,000  $3000 needed
Workshop Snacks – $600  $600 needed
Remembrance Outing Bags & Gifts – $300
Food & Drink – $400, Total $700
 $300 generously donated by State Farm/Mark and Jayne Wright in memory of Nicholas Wright.    $200 donated by Eric and Melissa Marohn, in memory of Ella Marohn.  $200 generously donated by Shirley Lockwood in memory of Philina Lockwood.
 Remembrance Outing Atrium Rental, Olbrich Botanical Garden – $150  $150 generously provided by an anonymous donor.
Remembrance Outing Transportation Estimate: $300  $75 needed.  $200 generously donated by State Farm/Mark and Jayne Wright in memory of Nicholas Wright. $25 generously donated by Scott and Vivian Showalter in memory of Patrick Showalter.
Wednesday Evening Ice Cream Social $970 Generously donated by an anonymous member.
Thursday Lunch – $5,000  $5000 needed
Friday Evening Event – $3,000  $2250 needed. $750 generously donated by Erin Froehner in memory of Addalyn Froehner.
Welcome Dinner Cost – $8,000  $8000 needed
Thursday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000  $2000 generously donated by … anonymous!
Friday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000  $2000 generously donated by … anonymous!
Saturday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000 $2000 generously donated by … anonymous!
Sibling Outing Lunch: Younger – $200,  Older – $300  $500 Generously funded by the Fond du Lac WI School District staff, by their “Genes for Trisomy” fundraiser
Clinic Lunch cost – $1000  $850 needed.  $50 generously donated by John and Susie Martz in memory of Laura Mae Mursch.  $100 generated by Katie Martz in memory of Laura Mae Mursch .
Older Sibs Outing Admission – $250  $250 Generously funded by the Fond du Lac WI School District staff, by their “Genes for Trisomy” fundraiser
Museum Admission – $75 Generously donated by Diane Hinzpeter in honor of Avery Faith Hinzpeter.
Auction Refreshments – $2,500  $1850 needed. $50 generously donated by Latisha Hawkins in honor of Mylah. $100 generously donated by Steve & Marcia Roozeboom, in honor of David Roozeboom.  $500 generously donated by Shirley Lockwood in memory of Philina Lockwood.