It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our May 5th conference celebrating the 5th anniversary of 60 million girls with guest speaker Greg Mortenson.
As you may be aware, Greg Mortenson was hospitalized last week to undergo a heart procedure. His condition does not permit him to travel and therefore he cannot keep his commitment to come to Montreal for our conference. We have passed along our wishes to him for a successful recovery.
We were very much looking forward to celebrating our 5th anniversary of supporting education for girls with you. We are proud of the work we have been able to accomplish in 5 years with your generous help. We will surpass $1 million this year in education project funding in Africa, Central America and Asia, enabling thousands of children to receive the support they need for the quality education they have a right to. And, as you know, over 99% of donations that we receive go directly to the projects we support because of our completely volunteer-run structure and our commitment to keeping administration costs below 1%.
We would like to thank Concordia University for their generosity in having offered to provide the conference auditorium at no cost to us. I would also like to express my deep appreciation to our many volunteers, supporters and donors who have been working tirelessly to ensure that the May 5th conference would be the best experience possible for all our guests.
Your generosity and interest in supporting girl’s education is greatly appreciated. We know that with people like you, the future for young girls and boys around the world is in good hands.
And now, we have quite an administrative task in front of us to ensure that each guest is contacted and is refunded for the cancellation. If you have purchased a ticket, please e-mail or phone us at (514) 933-6346 that you have been notified of the cancellation of the conference.
The original ticket price of $100 included a $50 donation to 60 million girls in support of our three projects this year. (For project details please visit: www.60millionsdefilles.org/english/project_2011.html) You may choose to change the $100 ticket into a $100 donation for which you will receive a full $100 tax receipt which will be mailed to you in January 2012.
You may choose to request a partial or full refund by specifying to us how you would like us to proceed. In the case of a partial or full refund, if you paid by credit card, please confirm to us who the cheque should be made out to and the address where the cheque should be sent so that we can ensure it coincides with the payment information we have on hand.
Thank you for your understanding and for sharing your thoughts and your kind words of support in the past weeks. We look forward to more opportunities of taking action together to ensure that access to a quality education becomes an unalterable standard for every child.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
My sincerest regards,
60 million girls Foundation
(514) 234-1174 or (514)933-6346