1st Annual Benefit Gala Presentation


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1st Annual Benefit Gala Presentation

  1. 1. The Littlest Lamb 1 st Annual NYC Fundraising Gala
  2. 2. mission <ul><li>The Littlest Lamb </li></ul><ul><li>is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, loving and supportive home for children who have lost one or both parents. We aspire to care for the needs of the children during their formative and adolescent years in a way that allows them to not only integrate but to excel in society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. how we intend to be different <ul><li> To deliver on our goal of developing children who excel in society we need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surround them with a true sense of family, support and love. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate them at the highest levels possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow them to live in an environment conducive to play, spiritual growth and personal growth. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. what has been accomplished: <ul><li>Formed the Littlest Lamb! </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased 9 acres of land in Ahmed Oraby for 3.75 million LE in May…now completely paid off. </li></ul><ul><li>Hired Maher Andrawas as the project’s architect (his last major project was the Cairo Financial Center) and preliminary drawings are complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Held first fundraiser which raised $27k in August bringing total raised funds to over $750k! </li></ul><ul><li>Received 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status in September. </li></ul><ul><li>Reached 1,000 Facebook friends in November. </li></ul>
  5. 5. the land 9 Acres of land in Ahmed Oraby already purchased and owned with zero debt.
  6. 6. the initial designs Design is based on a two phased approach where we will build housing for 50 orphans but facilities that can scale to 200.
  7. 7. financial position today <ul><li>Currently we have raised over $750k. </li></ul><ul><li>We estimate that to get operational with 50 orphans, we will need to raise another $1.5 million in cash and donated materials and services. </li></ul><ul><li>We plan to begin construction when either of the following two milestones are hit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50k/month in monthly commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$500k in cash </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. goals: 2008 <ul><li>Fence and secure the 9 acre property. </li></ul><ul><li>Break ground and begin construction! </li></ul><ul><li>Hire local project manager. </li></ul>
  9. 9. goals: 2009-2010 <ul><li>Complete construction of Orphanage facilities capable of housing 50 immediately but scalable to 200 people (i.e. kitchen is being built for 200 people). </li></ul><ul><li>Hire a Program Director in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Orphanage Director in Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop volunteer program. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring staff to site and train. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist sponsors for long term sponsorship of children (sponsor a child program). </li></ul>
  10. 10. operating expenses: rationale <ul><li>Our goal is not simply to meet the basic needs of the orphanage’s children. </li></ul><ul><li>Rather, we aim to break the cycle of poverty they are in by equipping them to excel in society. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, our cost per child will be substantial. </li></ul>
  11. 11. annual budget 5,000 LE/month Personal savings accounts for children 5,000 LE/month Recreational Costs (sports, outings, books, retreats etc). 66,400 LE/mo = $200,000/year Total 10,000 LE/month Miscellaneous 2,500 LE/month Clothes 2,500 LE/month Medical/Dental 5,000 LE/month Utilities 6,400 LE/month Operational Costs: -Cook (600 LE/month) -2 Cleaning people (600 LE/month) -1 driver (800 LE/month) -1 Orphanage Director (2000 LE/month) -2 live in Nannies (600 LE month) -1 Grounds keeper (600 LE/month) 10,000 LE/month Food 20,000 LE/month School and related expenses
  12. 12. our goal tonight <ul><li>By coming tonight, you’ve helped us raise $50,000 . </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to ask everyone to make a monthly contribution as low as $50/month. </li></ul><ul><li>When we reach just 1,000 $50/month donors, we will be able to commence with construction. </li></ul><ul><li>Please join us in our efforts tonight and come back to this gala next year. </li></ul><ul><li>We promise we’ll be at or ahead of schedule! </li></ul>
  13. 13. our commitments to our donors <ul><li>A quarterly newsletter sharing our progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 90% of proceeds will go into BUILDING and MANAGING the orphanage, with minimal allocation to administrating the charity. </li></ul>
  14. 14. the t-shirts Available for sale here tonight and on Facebook!
  15. 15. Thank you for your support!