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  $305 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.   $45 generously donated by “Hope for Trisomy,” in honor of a living child.
Welcome & Conference Materials Bags, etc ($1500)  $1500 generously donated by Bob and Lisa Handel, in memory of Erin Laurissa Handel.
Conference Bag Items ($500)  $100 needed. $300 donated for Simon’s Law auto magnets by Frank and Ann Barnes in memory of Megan Barnes.  $100 generously donated by “Hope for Trisomy,” in honor of a living child.
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 $340 generously donated in honor of Leila Adamson.  $250 generously donated by Erin Froehner in memory of Addalyn Froehner.  $160 generously donated by “Hope for Trisomy,” in honor of a living child.
 Bottled Water expense $300  $150 needed.  $150 generously donated by Shirley and Douglas Lockwood, in memory of Philina B. Lockwood.
SOFT Logo Pens – $200 Generously donated by John & Ceci DeGenova in memory of Anna.
Child Care Supplies – $300  $55 generously donated by Marty Dumolyn in honor of Patty Dumolyn.  $245 generously donated by “Hope for Trisomy,” in honor of a living child.
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  $1710 needed:  $1300 generously funded by family & friends of Ann & Joe Hameister by their Bowling Jamboree & Dinner & Dance fundraiser.  $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 generously funded by family & friends of Ann & Joe Hameister by their Bowling Jamboree & Dinner & Dance fundraiser.   $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 generously donated by Douglas and Shirley Lockwood, in memory of Philina B. Lockwood.  $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  $1750 needed. $750 generously donated by Erin Froehner in memory of Addalyn Froehner.  $500 generously donated by Casey Friedmeyer in honor of Karson Friedmeyer.
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  $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 .   $850 generously donated by “Hope for Trisomy,” in honor of a living child.
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 generously funded by family & friends of Ann & Joe Hameister by their Bowling Jamboree & Dinner & Dance fundraiser.  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.