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Request for Funds
Organizing an annual international conference is a significant financial undertaking. The task is compounded by our dependence on the need to fundraise ever year. In order to secure the long term future of these conferences we are seeking the financial support of donors who would be prepared to contribute financially for these conferences. We are looking for both short term and long term donors. Short term donors are those who make a one time only contribution. Long term donors are those who pledge to provide an annual contribution for the conferences. To facilitate long term planning we encourage donors to consider being an annual contributor.
The primary needs of the conference are the following:
- Plenary Lectures: Each year we invite two leading scholars from around the world to present lectures that chart new avenues of scholarly investigation. The approximate cost of one plenary lecture is $2,500.
- Scholars and Graduate Students from South Asia: Each year we would like to support the participation of 4-6 scholars and graduate students from South Asia. The full cost for supporting a scholar is $2,500 and if that is not possible we would like to provide a grant of $500 to scholars and graduate students from South Asia.
- Subsidy of Registration Fees: Each year the registration fee is subsidized to facilitate the support of community members and students. The estimated subsidy for attendees is $1,000 per 25 attendees.
- Volunteer Support: Each year over 35 volunteers work around the year to make the conference a success. The conference organizers intend to provide the volunteers with the required training and resources to complete the work that they perform with great dedication and commitment. The funds required to support each volunteer is $150 a volunteer or $5,250 in total.
How to Give
All funds are received and disbursed by the University of Toronto. If you are interested in financially supporting the Conference please complete one of the Pledge Forms and hand it in to the organizers during the Conference. Or you can contact the organizers at email@example.com and subsequently send in the Pledge Form to the university officer indicated on the forms.
All our funds are received, disbursed and managed by the University of Toronto. All queries regarding the accounts should be directed to Ms. Eileen Lam, Institute Manager and Project Officer, Asian Institute, Munk Centre for International Affairs, University of Toronto.
Tele: 416-946-8997 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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