(Image of Miss America 2009 - Katie Stam - MAO - All Rights Reserved)
The letter from Art McMaster is below:
Dear Miss America Family,
October is already upon us and 2009 has become an exciting year for The Miss America Organization. Preparations are well under way for the crowning of Miss America 2010 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
We have 53 fantastic contestants, and the 2010 Miss America Pageant promises to be another memorable event. Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is having a wonderful year and is "making a difference" by using her voice to promote the spirit of volunteerism and honoring our military.
As you know, first and foremost on our minds is raising scholarship funds to keep our historic organization thriving and continuing for the next generation.
Through your dedicated efforts and the support of our local, state and national programs, we will continue to be the largest scholarship provider for women in the world!
This year, the economic climate has touched so many and presented us all with unique challenges that impact our world.
We are not immune to the financial crisis that many companies are now facing, however, we are resilient and we continue to look to the future as we prepare for our 89th year in 2010!
By having a dedicated Board of Directors, a supportive national team and loyal friends and supporters like you, our beloved organization will continue to prosper into the future and continue to make dreams possible for young women across the country.
We hope that you are able to make a donation, no matter how small, and support the organization that has helped to shape all of our lives.
I sincerely hope that you share my desire to keep this dream alive for all of the young women in our program, so that they, too, may have the wonderful opportunities that have truly been a part of America's culture for generations.
In the spirit of giving, please join me in becoming a member of the "Miss America Crown Circle." Simply click on the link at the top of this page to donate directly to the Miss America Scholarship Program.
Help keep this program alive and donate now or send your check to:
The Miss America Scholarship Fund/CFNJ
Linwood, NJ 08221
Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and appreciated so very much.
We thank you for your continued support of the Miss America Organization and have attached a gift form below for you. We understand if you are unable to send your gift now and ask that you please consider making a donation to our worthwhile cause in 2010.
The Miss America Organization
Click To Donate
More About The Miss America Scholarship Fund
Miss America has created the Miss America Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept donations and provide scholarships to Miss America contestants.
The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization, and more information about the Fund and the Foundation can be found at www.cfnj.org/missamerica. The Fund has partnered with www.groundspring.org to facilitate secure online donations.
Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of the contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973.504.6215 and is available on the Internet at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.
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