Dear Board Members, Sponsors and Friends.
It is with a great deal of excitement that I want to inform you today that The PNC Financial Services Group has committed to be our title sponsor in 2013 and hopefully beyond and representatives of that firm have committed to a substantial financial contribution towards our Foundation. This will benefit our efforts considerably and allow us to continue to vigorously pursue our mission in promoting the German language within the Charlotte region. Please take a moment to look at the website of PNC (www.pnc.com) to familiarize yourself with the services they provide. I am equally delighted to advise you that the representative of PNC on our Board will be John Ryan and please help me welcome him to our Board and thank him for his involvement and contribution.
As all of you will hopefully enjoy a wonderful holiday with your families this summer I want to share some other very exciting news with you: not only have we reached another fundraising record to be proud of in 2013 but even better we will have awarded in excess of $100,000 in scholarships by the end of 2013 for the first time ever. This is cause to celebrate and I am immensely thankful to all of you for your financial contributions, your encouragement, your participation and support.
Have a wonderful summer.
Kurt G. Waldthausen
Founder & Chairman