16 Dec 2013 10:39 AM | Posted by GNHLHA

Dear Members and Friends of GNHLHA:

We need your help.

The economic downturn has taken its toll on just about everyone, including nonprofits. The Greater New Haven Labor History Association is no exception. Our financial survival is dependent on membership dues, proceeds from special events, and various other contributions. Unfortunately, we have seen these sharply reduced, as members and other contributors have been forced to tighten their belts. In an effort to remain viable, we’ve been forced this year to cut back on the hours of our archivist/director, a cut back that has slowed down much of our programming. Clearly, our goal is to reverse this trend of cut backs.

To help us weather this storm, members of the executive board, which does much of the Association’s work, have paved the way as leaders, making contributions over and above their dues. One was seen renewing his membership with a hundred dollar bill and declining change. One donated a speaking-engagement fee to the Association. One bought tickets to an event he couldn’t attend.

Now we turn to you, our members and supporters, to ask if you would consider doing the same. Any and all support over and above your annual membership dues would be deeply appreciated. You can send your contribution, with your check made payable to GNHLHA, in the envelope provided.

With your support in these difficult times, we assure you that the Greater New Haven Labor History Association will succeed in emerging from the economic downturn as a viable, vibrant organization.

We thank you in advance for your continued support.

In solidarity, for the Executive Board of the Labor History Association,

Louis W. Berndtson, Jr. Anson Smith

President Chair, Development Committee

Greater New Haven Labor History Association  •  267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513 • •

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