Happy Holiday Season to the MGCA Family:
MGCA has four missions:
- Business Networking
- Community Awareness
- Local Fund Raising
MGCA has donated over $150,000 to Upper Dublin and area charities including Everybody’s Playground, Wylie’s Day, The Upper Dublin Library, the Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association (UDJAA), Upper Dublin Baseball and Golden Generals Baseball, and many others. The common denominator is that these groups are based and operate locally in the Upper Dublin area. Further, MGCA encourages its membership to get involved and support these groups either by donating your time or by sponsoring events and contributing.
For 2017, one of the causes MGCA is supporting is Simon’s Fund. If you have attended a recent meeting, you have met and seen a presentation by Jill Florin, the Cause Marketing Director for Simon’s Fund and by Darrel Sudman, Simon’s father and one of the founders of the fund. More information on Simon’s Fund and their mission can be found at www.simonsfund.org
Tragically, every year children die suddenly from sudden cardiac arrest. These losses may be prevented by a simple ECG test which can identify something called “long QT syndrome”as well as other genetic heart defects. Simon’s Fund is a nonprofit organization which sets up free screenings to check children’s hearts and in turn, to potentially save lives. To date, Simon’s Fund has screened over 14,000 kids and have changed over 100 lives, including one Upper Dublin Student.
This is not without a cost as each screening event costs $10,000.
On February 10th, 2017, there will be a fundraiser at Upper Dublin High School with a goal of raising $10,000 to fully fund a local screening event. This fundraiser is organized by an Upper Dublin student.
MGCA is asking for your help to make this event a huge success. Please see the information below for details on the different sponsorship levels. The Deadline for sponsorships is Dec 31st, 2016.
By being a sponsor for a great nonprofit there are benefits:
- 91% of consumers are likely to switch companies or brands to one associated with a good cause
- 61% of consumers are willing to try something new because of its association with a good cause
- 50% of consumers say that they will be willing to pay more for goods and services to companies that give back.
- Local recognition
(The five things corporate Sponsors want from nonprofits, Sean Horrigan, Nonprofit hub)
$1000-Simon Diamond Album
Large logo/name on T-shirt and listed in the Soiree sponsorship booklet
at Simon’s Fund Premier Fundraising event of the year
$500-Simon Double Platinum Album
Large Logo and Name Displayed on T-shirt
$250-Simon Platinum Album
Logo Displayed on T-shirt
$100- Simon Gold Album
Name Displayed on T-Shirt
All Proceeds for Simon’s Fund -Checking Hearts and Saving Lives
For More Information about Simon’s Fund:https://www.simonsfund.org
Deadline for sponsorships is December 31,2016
Join MGCA and local business people for the monthly Business Roundtable. The next roundtable is Monday September 12 at 830am at the Beneficial Bank Branch in Maple Glen. This is the 45th monthly roundtable!
The roundtable is networking with a difference. Each month has a topic and the topic drives the discussion and the eventual strategic partnerships and collaborations which have grown out of these events.
The September topic is:
What risks are you willing / unwilling to take with your business?
Attendance is FREE to MGCA members and non-members however an RSVP is helpful to determine the size of each group.
The MGCA hosts 2 monthly meetings:
A Business Roundtable the 2nd Monday of each month
A Networking Lunch the 4th Monday of each month
Brandywine Living will host the 55 Plus Games on Thursday June 16th from 930am – 200pm. Help to support this event by becoming an event sponsor or volunteer. Brandywine has been a long time supporter of the MGCA.
For more information call Erin O’Neill at 215 591 4000
Monday May 9 Business Roundtable 41 830am
Monday May 23 Monthly Networking Lunch 1130am
Upper Dublin Schools Superintendent Dr Deborah Wheeler was the featured speaker at the February 22 MGCA Networking lunch. Dr Wheeler presented and informative talk outlining circumstances at the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to the reauthorized federal education mandate now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2016 and the PA budget impasse, and their effects on the educational process for Upper Dublin. She also took questions from a full room for 15 minutes. Thank you Dr Wheeler.
This was the second time which Dr Wheeler made a presentation at an MGCA lunch, the prior one in February 2015. She mentioned that at the first meeting she was still relatively new to the district and now, a year later, she feels that she has a greater understanding about the direction and needs of UD schools.
Thank you to the great folks (and MGCA members) at Beneficial Bank for hosting the quarterly Community mixed / card exchange on February 25 2016. Special thanks to Sarelle Gross (bank manager and MGCA Treasurer and Heidi Fitzgerald (bank relationship manager) for coordinating the event. Here is a slideshow… enjoy…