Pay To The Order Of

September 9, 2009

Donations follow many paths to reach us, tributaries trickling and tumbling as a flow of funds to our savings account. We then dip into this pool of money and shower it on deserving young women overseas in the form of scholarships for college.

We’ve been delighted that so many  people have donated via the PayPal link on our Web site.

We’ve collected some income from the sale of my photo note cards at local independent bookstores, at Grass Roots Books and Music in Corvallis, Oregon and at Island Books in Middletown, RI.

We’ve collected donations at my public speaking events: when I spoke to women and high school students at a Zonta meeting in Corvallis and at a Bring Peace Not Pain event in Middletown, RI.

We’ve received donations at fundraising events, like my swim-a-thon in January and our Mardi Gras performance by the J Hatch Trio at Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery in February.

And friends, family members and kind strangers have sent checks directly to me or to our financial institution, OSU Federal Credit Union, in Corvallis, Oregon. People have sent donations after reading about Isis Initiative, Inc. in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, such as the the owner of Embody Bliss Massage.

Louise, at OSU Federal Credit Union, called me today. She had received a few checks that she could not legally deposit. They were not made out as Pay to the Order of Isis Initiative, Inc. She’ll return the checks to me. I’ll return them to the donors and ask them to please make new checks with Pay to the Order of Isis Initiative, Inc.

Thank you for your donations. Thank you for your support. With a proper Pay to the Order of on a check or a donation through PayPal, you help us pay for tution, books and school uniforms for young women who have dared to dream of a college education.

“In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, from his essay “Compensation”

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