Project RightChoice suceeded in reaching its goal of raising $100,000 for the Fisher House Foundation and their work on behalf of our nation’s wounded veterans and their families!


Funds Raised for Project 2010: $104,425


Thank you to all of our supporters!


Scroll down to read a full recap of Project 2010!

“I know what Honor is. It has been an honor to protect and serve all of you. I faced death with the secure knowledge that you would not have to. Never falter. Don’t hesitate to honor and support those of us who had the honor of protecting that which is worth protecting.”

	SSGT Dan Clay, USMC
	Killed in Action: Fallujah, Iraq 12/01/05
Project RightChoice 

Working on Behalf of 

The Fisher House Foundation
 
To Support 
Our Wounded Service Members and Their Families

Project 2010: We Did It!                 

Craig Fitzgerald ’11, President


2010 was an incredible year for Project RightChoice.  We embarked on an adventure where the learning curve was very steep, yet we were still able to come together as a team and accomplish some very incredible things.  In less than a year, we were able to turn a simple idea that was developed in a college dorm room into over $100,000 dollars raised for military families in need.  We learned a great deal about these brave servicemembers, the sacrifices they make on a daily basis, as well as the struggles some of them continue to face upon returning home.  As a veteran myself, it was an incredible and surreal experience to work with the student volunteers of this organization.  Their ability to balance tough class schedules, participate in multiple extracurricular activities, and despite it all, show such unwavering dedication and determination to this year’s cause, was like nothing I have ever seen before.  Project RightChoice’s 2010 campaign not only allowed our student volunteers to learn about veterans, it has also allowed us to learn about ourselves - both as individuals, and as a team.  We are, without doubt, individually goal oriented.  We are also, however, keenly aware of our responsibility to the world around us.  It is our responsibility to help identify society’s shortfalls, to collectively come up with solutions, and to try, as a team, to rally the community in an effort to make the world a better place.  Yes, we are Dartmouth students in pursuit of a good education, but more importantly, we are caring citizens of the world.  We are thankful of all of our generous supporters this year.  Without their help, none of this year’s successes would have been possible.  So with that, thank you so much to all our supporters, and more importantly, thank you to all of our brave servicemembers and their families for all that you do.  We are, forever grateful.

Events and Fundraising   

Chris Jenny ’12, Chair of the Events and Planning Committee


Project 2010 kicked off with a Veterans Day Gala in Hanover, NH. The Gala was held at the Hanover Inn and brought together over 150 people to celebrate the heroic and selfless contributions of our service members. In line with Project RightChoice’s educational goals, the Gala’s attendees included over 50 Dartmouth undergraduates, helping to raise awareness on campus about the challenges faced by wounded veterans when returning home from combat.

In May of 2010 the Project RightChoice team put together a “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza.” The hardworking volunteers managed to sell over 600 raffle tickets at $25 apiece and collect several other sponsorships to raise $23,000 for the Boston Fisher House. The event was held in collaboration with the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association (DUVA) and was made possible by sponsorship from over 75 organizations including local businesses, Greek houses, athletic teams, and student clubs.

On July 31, project RightChoice hosted its first annual Benefit Auction and Dinner in Boston, MA, at the Westin Hotel at Copley Place. The event was held in collaboration with the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association and honored Dartmouth College President Emeritus James Wright as a Homefront Hero. Over 150 individuals from across New England came to the event to enjoy both a live and silent auction. The event was an amazing success, raising over $70,000 for the Boston Fisher House.

 
Mailing address:  Hinman Box 6181, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
email:  Project.RightChoice@Dartmouth.edumailto:info@projectrightchoice.orgmailto:Project.RightChoice@Dartmouth.edu?subject=Contacting%20Project%20RightChoiceshapeimage_18_link_0

All pictures taken from the Fisher House Foundation website. For more information please visit: www.fisherhouse.org

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