APCAA's 10-Year-Forward March Toward Centennial Needs Your Last-Mile Support
LAST-MILE APPEAL TO COVER INCREASED WEB-HOSTING FEES
In the summer of 2014, our organization was federally chartered as a 501(c)(3) with the expressed goal of establishing the Alpha Rho Chapter Endowed Scholarship Fund at Morehouse College (now valued at $314,000+). Alongside that fund goal, we created the 90th Anniversary Memorial Obelisk, and separate from the college’s account, we underwrote a 10-year-forward administrative account that estimated the extensive research, marketing/design, website design/maintenance, printing, and resource membership fees required to drive association awareness and power a path leading to our 100th anniversary on January 5, 2024.
As described in the initial campaign materials from 2014 (archived in the Alpha Rho Chapter private Facebook group), we set out to cement a historic campaign that will serve as a blueprint for the rising generation of Alpha Rho Men well into, and beyond the next 100 years. And to be honest – we far exceeded that intention – especially considering we are just now crossing the 8-year mark.
Pictured above: Printed editions of the Alpha Rho International Census (APIC) published prior to the launch of www.alpharhoalumni.org.
Every Chapter Brother should take great pride in the signature outtake from the first few years of the association: the Alpha Rho International Census (APIC). No other undergraduate, alumni or college affinity chapter in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. can match or rival our development of a directory that lists (with images) every chapter initiate dating back almost 100 years. Not even the national office has records as extensive or exact.
For the most part, the majority of the 10-year-forward expenses were fixed and have delivered as projected. The sole exception is the web-hosting service (wix.com) which has fluctuated over the past few years based on additional features we’ve activated since the original budget was prepared in 2014 (email marketing, etc.) Even the base monthly rate for hosting has risen – something we could not project at our campaign start.
To that end, please be advised that the web-hosting budget for wix.com has been exhausted.
To fully balance this now outstanding line item, we are respectfully seeking a one-time administrative donation of $25 from Chapter Brothers who are so moved to support the exceptional work the Editorial Team has delivered since 2014, and is scheduled to deliver over the next 24 months of the campaign (January 2022-January 2024). The fees for this period is projected to not exceed $1,250.
Pictured above: Atlanta-based AP Brothers at Charter Day 2018.
Brother Sean Michael Moss (Fall 1980) has served as the APCAA Treasurer for the past few years and has been charged with collecting and discharging these last-mile expenses. Brother Treasurer will receive your contributions at either of these channels:
· PayPal: email@example.com
· CashApp: $smoss6
· Venmo: @sean-moss61
It should be noted that because this administrative underwriting is not aligned with the by-laws of the APCAA (specifically: fundraising for scholarship) we have decided to not co-mingle any funds with the standing 501(c)(3) banking account. This separation is similar to the delineation we established for the APCAA Bereavement Fund earlier this year.
In both cases, contributions are not tax-exempt.
While leading the editorial contributions of the APCAA comes with its own special set of headaches ... the recurring positive feedback and encouragement we receive pushes us forward. We are grateful for the Brothers who understood and supported our assignment from the jump ... and hope you and others will stand in the gap with us as we near the campaign's end.
Thank you for allowing us to serve Alpha + Alpha Rho.
BMaynard Scarborough, Fall 1980