Florida Fundraisers Get BOMAPAC Closer to Year-End Goal
Earlier this month, John Bryant, BOMA International’s Vice President of Advocacy & Building Codes, traveled to Florida where he was featured as the keynote speaker at BOMA/Orlando’s monthly luncheon. During the luncheon, the local association hosted its biggest BOMAPAC fundraiser of the year, raising nearly $2,500 for the political action committee! Raising this amount of money is no easy feat and truly was a team effort. Each of BOMA/Orlando’s committees put together gift baskets to be raffled off. There was something for everyone with gifts ranging from golf gear to the perfect tailgating pack. Because this is their biggest fundraiser of the year, the excitement surrounding the fundraiser drew in 175 people!
In addition to attending BOMA/Orlando’s fundraiser, John Bryant also traveled to BOMA/Jacksonville to speak to their membership about the value of advocacy. After his presentation, he was presented with a $500 contribution to BOMAPAC. These funds were raised by hosting a 50/50 raffle for BOMA/Jacksonville’s members. This is the association's first PAC fundraiser held in recent years, highlighting their increased push to promote advocacy as a member value-add. The contributions from BOMA/Jacksonville and BOMA/Orlando put BOMAPAC well on its way to shattering yet another fundraising record.
Every dollar raised gets us even closer to the year-end goal of $90,000 in 2019 for BOMAPAC. BOMAPAC is an essential resource for amplifying our voice, increasing our reach and cementing relationships with decision makers in Washington, D.C. Thank you to everyone who helped in organizing the Florida fundraisers—especially Allyson Peters in Orlando and Rick Beaver in Jacksonville—and to those who contributed. We cannot accomplish our legislative goals without your support.