By Randy Pierce
On November 17, 2012, we’ll hold our third Peak Potential Annual Charity Dinner and Auction at the Derryfield in Manchester, NH. This event is crucial to help us continue in our mission. In this, our third year of 2020 Vision Quest, we’ve achieved historic milestones, and we couldn’t have done it without the support given by our community of friends, sponsors, and the incredible efforts of our team! We invite you to the Derryfield for a third year to help us celebrate in this year’s evening of accomplishment, always with a vision towards the achievements ahead for the benefit of all who need it.
While I believe the 2020 Vision Quest website provides an excellent resource for our mission and the adventures that highlight that message, I’d like to take a moment and add my own personal note on why I so proudly believe in the need for our work.
In this year of incredible accomplishment, I am most proud to share that we have reached more than 15,000 students at schools throughout New England since our inception in July of 2010. In fact, at the first presentation in the fall will very likely reach hit the 16,000-student mark! The message in our presentations is always customized for each school, depending on the needs of that community. Most often the central themes are:
- Ability Awareness
- Believing in Possibility
- Goal Setting
- Problem Solving on the Path to Achieving through Adversity
Our presentations reach many community groups such as the Lions and Rotary and have included a significant number of corporate presentations, which helps fiscally support the 2020 Vision Quest charitable efforts. All of these efforts we have steadily increased the range of opportunities that we have to impact the lives of people of all ages.
All net funds raised by our project are split between the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. This past June at the conclusion of our 100-mile walk across New Hampshire, we provided each organization with a check for $10,000.00 in our continued demonstration of support.
Most of these benefits we give back to the community would be nearly impossible without our Peak Potential fundraiser each year. Not only is it a chance to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the past year while looking forward to the promise of the year ahead, but it provides the biggest means of support for our efforts throughout the year.
So we urge you to attend! Buy a table of 8 by Labor Day and get the absolute best value we can provide while ensuring the future of 2020 Vision Quest. I’ll be crafting a special presentation along with a video montage by the 2020 Vision Quest staff as we review all of the accomplishments of the year and what we hope to achieve ahead. The Derryfield dinner promises to be incredibly delicious as always, and the live auction has always provided many laughs to go along with the benefit of raising money for a good cause. Our silent auction invariably sends many people home with great bargains and an appreciation for the many who contribute to the evening’s success. A little music and dancing will round out the evening, and I’ll have the chance to personally thank and socialize with our guests for the night.
There several other ways to participate, even if you can’t make it for the evening. Consider taking advantage of our four levels of Sponsorship Opportunity. We’re also still looking for donations of services and items to the auction. Perhaps you can share this blog post or our website with friends, family, or companies–after all, our community of support is the most valuable partnership we can ever have.
Whatever the means you feel inclined and able to help, we urge you to do it! The 2020 Vision Quest team works hard in all our efforts, but we couldn’t achieve so much and give so much back to the community without this event and people like yourself who participate in the Peak Potential in some way. You help to bring us ever closer to the remarkable vision we strive for.
Thank you for your consideration and I hope to share the evening with many of you on November 17!
Randy & the Mighty Quinn