2020 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN REPORT
The Cadets closed out the 2020 calendar year with the corps’ annual holiday fundraiser. This year’s campaign was entitled, Joy to The Cadets, and gave donors the chance to connect with current members of the corps by sending them a personalized holiday card, custom designed by Derrick Philips, Graphic Designer for Cadets Arts & Entertainment (CAE).
“Due to the widespread financial impact of COVID-19, our Development Team decided to cut this year’s campaign goal in half compared to last year. We just didn’t know what to expect,” said Allison Broussard, Marketing & Development Manager for CAE.
However, generous Cadets alumni and supporters came together and more than doubled the 2020 holiday campaign projections, raising a total of $80,661.55.
“This year more than ever, it was inspiring to see the support for the corps and to speak with many of our donors personally,” Broussard said. “They understood the impact COVID-19 had on the activity, and they really did what they could to help set The Cadets up for success as we turn the page to 2021.”
THANKS TO OUR 2020 HOLIDAY DONORS:
|15 Anonymous Donors
Alyssa A. Cimino
Amy (Shelby) and Douglas Fletcher
Cheryl J. Rogers
Chris and Sherri Noble
Dale A. Bentz
David Hughes and Jon Boston
Debbie and Joe DeLosa
Dr. John Avella
Francis T. Twiggs
Greg and Lynn Cinzio
Jim and Stacey Wilkinson
Jim and Tammie Egbert
John D Koblan
Kevin and Heidi Hardman
Kevin C. White & Rossana Salvadori
Kevin McDonald (in memory of Bryan Snyder)
Kieran and Melissa Gifford
Konrad R. Kerr
Larney Wilson and Dale Reifschneider
Lorrie and Pat Zampetti
Mari Schwanke Barreda
Mark and Ann Hobson
Mark and Lillie Nemec-Oberthaler
MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Joy to The Cadets centered around two factors unique to 2020:
- The Cadets’ membership was already set and rehearsing together regularly.
- Since the summer tour was cancelled due to COVID-19, our fans had not had any opportunities to interact with the members of the corps.
Nine beautiful Cadets Holiday Cards which were displayed at cadets.org/donate. Everyone who made a donation had the opportunity to choose their favorite holiday card to send with a personal message of joy and encouragement to a Cadet. Our office staff then handwrote the messages on the cards as they came in and sent them to The 2020/21 Cadets.
As a special thank-you, The Cadets continued the tradition of sending a custom holiday ornament to donors at the $125 level and above. More donors gave at this level than in 2019, exceeding our quantity of ornaments! A second order was placed and will arrive in our office within the week.
The CAE Development Team would also like to thank the CAE Office Staff, as every member of our team played a uniquely important role in the success of this campaign.