September 9, 2019
Dear Members and Friends,
The purpose of this letter is to highlight the educational and scholarship programs of the Chicago Drug & Chemical Association. We provide gifts and grants to various worthy causes, but our chief focus has been on science education.
In 2018 we provided scholarships to worthy students in the amount of $7000.00. We also continued our support to the Chemical Education Foundation's You Be the Chemist Challenge. We sponsored a local challenge for $3,000 in March of this year.
In November, CD & CA is hosting a silent auction at our annual meeting to support this program. A number of our members, their employers, and entities that provide goods and services to CD & CA are generously providing us with prizes to be included in this auction. All donors’ generosity will be prominently recognized at the auction and in our Newsletter, which is received by almost 250 pharmaceutical and chemical company executives and their families. Last year, this auction raised over $11,000 to support our education programs.
Please support CD & CA’s Education and Scholarships programs today, any attractive item or cash donation would be appreciated by our members and by the students who receive our scholarships. Items we have received in the past included small electronics, a free weekend stay at a resort, dinners, spa items, sporting tickets, etc. All monies collected from the silent auction will go directly to the CD & CA education programs. CD & CA is a not-for-profit Corporation (501c (7)).
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to donate, and mark your calendars for November 22nd at La Grange Country Club for this exciting event! Please mail check donations to the CD&CA office in Lisle; 2762 Greenfield Dr., Lisle, IL 60532
Dawn Drass, Executive Administrator CD&CA