Conference Wish List 2018, Omaha

~ SOFT’s 2018 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:  (to be announced).   Amounts shown below are estimates at this time.

                   Conference Need:


Item Status

Keynote Speaker Travel Expense:  $1200, Lodging $750  $1950
Welcome & Conference Materials Bags, etc ($1500)  $1500
Conference Bag Items ($500)  $500
Name tags and lanyards TBD
Gifts for SOFT Children $500  $500
Medical Director’s Hotel Cost $750 $750
 Bottled Water expense $300  $300
SOFT Logo Pens – $200 $200
Child Care Supplies – $300  $300
Welcome Dinner Decorations – $250 $250
Welcome Dinner /DJ – $575  $575
Sibling Outing T-Shirts $250  $250
SOFT Friends Video  TBD
Hotel Audio/Visual Costs – $1000  $1,000
Hotel Meeting Room Expense – $3500  $3500
Transportation to Clinics – $700  $700
Transportation to Sibling Outings:  Younger – $150
Older – $300
$450
Transportation to Picnic – $1000  $1000
SOFT’s Picnic Expense: Facility – $400, Lunch – $4,500, Desserts – $300, Drinks – $500
Picnic Activities – $2,500
$8200
Balloon Celebration materials and supplies:  TBD
Photographic Coverage Expense, TBD TBD
 Grand Rounds food & drink – $3,000  $3000
Workshop Snacks – $600  $600
Remembrance Outing Bags & Gifts – $300
Food & Drink – $400, Total $700
 $700
 Remembrance Outing Atrium Rental, Olbrich Botanical Garden – $150  $150
Remembrance Outing Transportation Estimate: $300  $300
Wednesday Evening Ice Cream Social $1500 $1500
Thursday Lunch – $5,000  $5000
Friday Evening Event – $3,000  $3000
Welcome Dinner Cost – $8,000  $8000
Thursday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000  $2000
Friday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000  $2000
Saturday Hot Breakfast Upgrade – $2,000 $2000
Sibling Outing Lunch: Younger – $200,  Older – $300  $500
Clinic Lunch cost – $1000  $1000
Older Sibs Outing Admission – $250  $250
Museum Admission – $75 $75
Auction Refreshments – $2,500  $2500