This NTUAS fundraising timeline depicts highlights of the successful culmination of the Ways & Means Committee’s formal fundraising campaign. Norwich owners (including members, nonmembers, and our 3 regional clubs) collectively gave $59,315 and surpassed our goal. These words and photos cannot fully portray the generosity and support provided by the many people who made this fundraising effort a success. It has been an honor to lead this effort and to collaborate with committee members, Nicky Conroy, Amanda Kozora and Judy Laffey. The year has been a busy yet rewarding one as we worked month by month on the various outreaches and witnessed the generosity and commitment of our Norwich community. Our collective commitment to funding Dr. Stanley’s research study will hopefully improve the health of our breed.
Chair – Ways and Means Committee
Dr. Bryden Stanley of Michigan State University gives a presentation on Norwich Terrier Upper Airway Syndrome at our Health Seminar.
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation’s approval of the NTUAS study is announced at the annual NTCA Membership Meeting.
Lone Star Norwich Terrier Club donates $5,000. Auctions at our annual Montgomery awards dinner raises $5,325.
Fundraising to date: $15,700
NTCA President Jane Schubart sends letter with donation forms and information sheets to all members.
Fundraising to date: $21,350
Paula Smith assumes role of Chair, Ways and Means Committee (W&M) and begins organizing a formal campaign to raise $50,000 for NTUAS by December 2016.
Fundraising to date: $21,350
The W&M Committee is formed. Chairperson Paula Smith, members: Judy Laffey, Nicky Conroy and Amanda Kozora. Campaign planning begins. The graphic inspiration for the NTUAS logo is taken from Anna Bellenger’s illustration of a running Norwich, which she generously donates for our use throughout the campaign.
Fundraising to date $22,250
W&M Committee launches the NTUAS Facebook page – the “go to” for news and updates on the study and fundraising efforts.
Fundraising to date: $23,110
W&M Committee mails Fundraising and Awareness Campaign tool kits to over 400 individuals.
Fundraising to date: $25,673
W&M Committee provides literature and a representative to solicit donations at the Columbia Terrier KC supported entry show (Timonium, MD) and the Northern California Norwich Terrier Club Specialty (Sacramento).
W&M Committee continues to have a presence at many specialty shows throughout 2016.
Notions Challenge held at the Sacramento specialty dinner encourages attendees to buy more and adds $500 to the cause.
W&M Committee creates an NTUAS video that is posted on www.generosity.com and fundraising begins through this online portal.
eBay Auction – A rare felt lined keepsake box, hand-painted by artist Darcie Olson depicts a mother lovingly nuzzling her puppy. Donated by Judy Laffey. Sold for $260 to Bob Busby.
Fundraising to date: $28,046
eBay Auction – A beautiful sterling silver Norwich Terrier in the position of a gaiting dog. The black diamond eye creates the appearance of true terrier focus! Donated by Nicky Conroy. Sold for $222.50 to Uliva Guicciardini.
eBay Auction – Custom framed miniature oil painting signed by canine artist, Mary Beacon. The artist’s rendering of a standing Norwich terrier depicts a dog of correct type and lovely expression. Sold for $360 to Barbara Vanlangendonck.
Fundraising to date: $30,196
Regional club donation: Norwich Terrier Club of Greater Chicago donates $1,000
Walk for a Cause – Hosted by Amanda Kozora in Austin, Texas. Norwich enthusiasts from all over Texas come together to share an afternoon in the Live Music Capital of the World! Participants share information with owners facing NTUAS in their dogs, and raise almost $1,000 for the cause.
eBay Auction – Ladies Canvas Barn Coat, by Dancing Dogs Design. This cotton canvas and corduroy jacket is embroidered with small black and tan Norwich Terriers. Donated by Nicky Conroy. Sold for $201 to Georgia Crompton.
eBay Auction – Grooming Tote Bag with hand painted Norwich Terriers by California artist Beth Babos has plenty of space for grooming supplies. Donated by Beth Babos. Sold for $466 to Melissa Smith.
Fundraising to date: $32,223
eBay Auction – Hand painted Norwich Terrier motif box. This original creation by artist Martha Roeder depicts a red Norwich Terrier standing in profile intently gazing out. This lovely box, lined with maroon felt, will serve as a keepsake for your cherished mementos. Donated by Martha Roeder. Sold for $159.50 to Amelia Smith.
eBay Auction – Custom framed miniature oil painting signed by canine artist Mary Beacon depicts a standing Norwich Terrier of correct type and lovely expression. Donated by Mary Beacon. Sold for $250.50 to Marget Johnson.
Fundraising to date: $34,567
Raffle Launch –Hunting Horn owner, Kathy Norris, generously donates an outstanding piece of jewelry that is the focus of the W&M Montgomery Weekend Raffle.
eBay Auction – Custom made 14kt gold pendant of a gaiting Norwich silhouette. Donated by Jean Kessler. Sold for $330 to Janice Ashpole.
eBay Auction – A custom framed, original miniature oil painting by Maryland artist Nancy Van Meter. The work to be based on photographs of the winner’s dog. Donated by the artist, Nancy Van Meter. Sold for $540 to Paula Smith.
eBay Auction – All leather Coach bag with image of a Norwich Terrier, hand painted by California artist Beth Babos. Donated by Susan Lawrence. Sold for $425 to Janice Mushrush.
Fundraising to date: $38,772
Regional club donation: Norwich Terrier Club of Northern California donates $1,000 to the NTUAS study
eBay Auction – Original cold cast bronze sculpture of a sitting fox created and signed by canine artist Mary Beacon. Donated Mary Beacon. Sold for $405 to Nicky Conroy.
eBay Auction – Hand painted grooming bag with two images of Norwich Terriers hand painted by California artist Beth Babos. Donated by Ann Carlson. Sold for $360 to Uliva Guicciardini.
Fundraising to date: $48,952
NTCA Agility Trial: NTUAS donation poster and brochures displayed at the All Terrier Agility Trial preceding the Montgomery weekend shows. The agility trial, hosted by the NTCA with a record number of Norwich entered, reaps profits of $1300 donated to the cause.
Awards Dinner and Auction: W&M Committee sells a variety of items to benefit the NTUAS study, including dog biscuit jars donated by John Laffey with Anna Bellenger’s donated illustration, USA ceramic ornaments, and Janet Wissman limited edition line art numbered prints. Alicia Smilowitz created and donated NTUAS logo magnets. The silent and live auctions and NTUAS product sales raise $3,440.
First Raffle Drawing: The winning ticket is drawn on Saturday evening at the NTCA Annual Membership Meeting by Madeline Willrich, granddaughter of Tonnie and Jerry. The raffle raises over $2,000 thanks to the generous donation from Kathy Norris of Hunting Horn and all who purchased tickets. Congratulations to Mary Aggers, the lucky winner of the beautiful pendant necklace.
Second Raffle Launch: Lee Little acquired and unveiled the Hutto Bronze sculpture at the Montgomery dinner. From the estate of Sandra Johnson this limited edition sculpture, created by artist Leslie Hutto, was a gift from Kathleen Carlson and Ricci Freeman in memory of their sisters Sandy Johnson and Judith Carlson Alden who bred Norwich under the Autumn Serenade prefix. The original sculpture surmounts the Judith Carlson Alden Challenge trophy which is on annual display at Montgomery.
Commemorative Comb Sale: Roxanne Sutton raises $500 in donations for the NTUAS study by selling Montgomery 2016 special edition Ashley Craig combs over MCKC weekend.
eBay Auction – Wood Tack box with hand painted Norwich Terrier with image of a Norwich Terrier hand painted by California artist Beth Babos. Donated by Susan Lawrence. Sold for $152.50 to Heather Tomlins.
Walk for a Cause – Amelia Smith and the Hotchkiss Humane Society host the Hotchkiss School campus walk where there was a nice turnout of dogs of all sizes, as well as teachers, students, faculty and children. Refreshments for both two and four-legged walkers were available as well as black and tan bracelets that said “I Support the NTUAS Study.” $1,000 is raised.
Fundraising to date: $51,378
Giving Tuesday – This multi-platform campaign held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving encourages donations to the NTUAS study.
eBay Auction – Custom watercolor painting from a photo of the winner’s dog, by artist Kah Tan Lawrence. Donated by Kah Tan Lawrence. Sold for $207.50 to Katherine Patton
eBay Auction – Saint Nicholas with Norwich Terrier Wooden Statue. This limited edition statue was created by artist S. Moser. Donated by Sue Griffin. Sold for $ 127.50 to Heather Tomlins.
eBay Auction – Red knit sweater with snowflake design & matching pet sweater. Donated by Judy Laffey. Sold for $30 to Jill Watson.
eBay Auction – Graphite pencil drawing framed print, “Rags, Tatters, and Gentleman George”, created by the British fine artist Mike Sibley shows the dogs patrolling the barn for vermin. Donated by Lesley Canavan in memory of Verna Allen (Royal Rock Kennel). Sold for $202.50 to Alicia Smilowitz.
eBay Auction –Norwich Terrier Needlework Pillow. Custom pillow with adorable Norwich Terrier needlework. Donated by Mollie Trow. Sold for $150 to Dina Moore-Tzouris.
NTCA Breeder Puppy Buyer Letter – A letter is mailed to NTCA breeders requesting their personal outreach to their puppy buyer community. This comprehensive letter provides pertinent information to make it easy for breeders to send to their contacts.
Fundraising to date: $59,315
eBay Auction – Poster of “Fearless Jumping for Joy”. Iconic image of “Fearless” photographed by Constance Stuart Larrabee (King’s Prevention), renowned photographer and Norwich breeder. The poster was created for the Celebration on the Chesapeake honoring the 100th anniversary of Washington College in 1982. Donated by Margaretta (“Missy”) Wood in memory of Lu Matteson. Sold for $403.55 to Amanda Kozora.
Hutto Bronze Raffle Drawing– On December 17, 2016 Clumber Spaniel Club of America member Michael Potterfield drew the winning raffle ticket at the Norwich Terrier Meet The Breeds booth in Orlando FL. The lucky winner was NTCA member Estelle Crawford! The raffle raises $2,180 thanks to the generosity of the donors and all who purchased tickets.
Fundraising to date: $59,315
Working together, worked!
Surpassing our initial goal and celebrating the collective success of this fundraising campaign.