Here is a speech I wrote and delivered in Louisville, KY in October 2014 at “The Tower Awards,” a fundraiser for Presentation Academy. Six women were honored for their leadership.
The development director had shared, “We’re all about icons this year. We want to be Iconic in Education.” From that, I wrote this speech to set up the pledging for a Fund a Need / Special Appeal. There was no live or silent auction at this event.
(Note: The “raise your hands” pledge portion is edited from this video.)