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Peace Corps Fund plans event for September 29 in New York City

Peace Corps Fund plans event for September 29 in New York City

Peace Corps Fund plans event for September 29 in New York City

December 30, 2004

Dear RPCVs:

The Peace Corps Fund marks its second year by drawing new support from the Daimler/Chrysler Foundation with a $15,000 challenge grant to continue to support our Global Neighbors project; securing a venue for our first major fundraising event in New York City; and securing office space at a non-profit incubator in Manhattan.

The fundraiser, "A Celebration of Service" is Thursday, September 29th 2005 (in lower Manhattan's Historic Puck Building, at 295 Lafayette Street on the corner of Houston Street and Lafayette, across from the famous Angelika movie theater). We will honor Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who teach in the New York City public schools.

We at the Peace Corps Fund deeply believe that the role of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers is at a crossroads in American history. The RPCV domestic service dividend, or Third Goal, once assured of energy and support at the highest levels of government and society, has languished since John F. Kennedy created the Peace Corps. The Third Goal of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers helping Americans here at home understand the world has not been fully realized.

Despite the extraordinary work of many RPCVs and groups in their communities, without recognition of our full potential, the role of RPCVs in American life risks fading away. Yet the need for RPCVs as role models for community service, international education and social responsibility is greater than ever. As you know, more than 170,000 Americans who have served in Peace Corps are making a difference here at home and can be found as leaders in political life, education, government, business, and the arts. The Peace Corps Fund seeks to broaden their impact--and the impact of all former Volunteers--to help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries. The potential is great; the need is even greater.

In this New Year we are calling on the gifted RPCV community to help us endow this noble cause with a fund large enough to ensure that Third Goal service- the RPCV domestic dividend-has permanent and substantial resources. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for what promises to be an extraordinary "Celebration of Service" and a terrific good time. We look forward to RPCV groups who would like to sponsor and send representatives as well as others who may simply wish to provide direct support. RPCV groups and individuals can purchase tickets directly from our website at We also welcome your recommendations for event sponsors. Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Finally, we wish you all the best of holidays and a prosperous New Year. On behalf of the Peace Corps Fund, we thank you in advance for your support of the Celebration.


Barbara Anne Ferris John P. Coyne
Co-Founder Co-Founder
Morocco1980 - 82 Ethiopia 1962-64

Matt Losak
Event Contact
Lesotho, 1985-88

Peace Corps Fund, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW #715, Washington, DC. 20036
The Peace Corps Fund is a 501 (c )(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

When this story was posted in January 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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