June 24, 2002 - Peace Corps Fund Press Release: Peace Corps Fund plans to raise $100,000

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By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 10:43 am: Edit Post

Peace Corps Fund plans to raise $100,000

Read and comment on this Press Release from the Peace Corps Fund on their plan to raise $100,000 in seed money before the end of the summer at:

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Good News

Over this past weekend, at the 40+1 Peace Corps Conference, we launched the Peace Corps Fund, handing out over 1500 Peace Corps Fund brochures to the extended "Peace Corps family." The beautifully designed brochure (printing donated courtesy of Kelly Press in DC) explained our mission to provide grants, and our goal to promote and support the Third Goal of the Peace Corps through activities conducted by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

The Peace Corps Fund, which will provide grants to RPCVs for programs, projects or activities either as individuals or groups, was universally applauded by RPCVs, former Peace Corps Staff, 4 former Peace Corps Directors, and Members of Congress who were at the NPCA Conference.

The level of excitement and enthusiasm from the thousands of RPCVs who have supported the idea for a grantmaking organization to fund the Third Goal indicates that the time to create the Peace Corps Fund has come.

More over, people have asked us point blank: "Where can I send a check to help the Fund?" This is important as we seek to raise $100,000 in seed money before the end of the summer. Checks can be sent to:

The Peace Corps Fund

1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Suite 715

Washington, DC 20036

We are now developing the Peace Corps Fund website where RPCVs will be able to apply "On line" for grants. Once we have finalized the design, we will provide more on where and how you will be able to apply for a grant.

We are also pleased to announce that former U S Senator, Peace Corps Country Director, and Corporation for National Service CEO Harris Wofford; RPCV and former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala; and former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan have agreed to serve on our Advisory Board.

Barbara Ferris and I have been invited to testify tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday. The Hearing is at 2:30 in SD 419 and concerns the new legislation: The Peace Corps Charter for the 21st Century. This legislation has a provision of $10 million dollars to support Third Goal activities conducted by RPCVs.

We urge you to attend if you are in DC. We will be speaking on behalf of all RPCVs who need resources to fulfill the Third Goal.

Please spread the word about the new Peace Corps Fund. Forward this email to your network of Peace Corps friends. Many thanks for your support.

John Coyne

The Peace Corps Fund

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By nellie bhattarai ( on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 9:26 pm: Edit Post

This sounds wonderful. I hope it will continue onward. I have some ideas.

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