Sample AIDS Fundraiser Letter

Sample AIDS fundraiser letter for donations to an AIDS fundraiser. You can copy this sample letter format and modify it for use in your own fundraiser. Remember to follow the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” approach in your own fundraising donation request letter.

Dear (friends and family),

On October 31-November 2, Indiana University will hold the Thirteenth Annual Dance Marathon. This organization was established in 1991 by Jill Stewart, an IU student and friend of Ryan White, to honor and continue Ryan’s fight against the AIDS virus and other infectious diseases.

Each year hundreds of IU students participate in this event; dancing, playing games, talking, and eating for 36 hours with no sleep, all in order to raise money for the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Our organization raised money through pledges from family and friends, recycling cans, and a variety of other forms of donations. Corporate sponsors cover the cost of hosting the Marathon; therefore, all of the money raised by the participants directly benefits the children of Riley.

Our motto, “The Chance of a Lifetime to Give a Lifetime of Chance” truly demonstrates the spirit of this event. IU Dance Marathon is one of the fastest growing student run philanthropic events in the nation. When it began in 1991, the Marathon raised $11,000. Last year, in 2002, over $415,000 was donated to the kids at Riley.

I am proud to be a part of Indiana University Dance Marathon and would appreciate any support you are able to offer. I have made a commitment to this organization, and we cannot continue our tradition of success without help from family and friends. I have set a personal goal to raise $_____ by October 22nd, and I sincerely appreciate any donation you are able to offer, please remember that any amount helps!

All donations are tax deductible. All checks should be made payable to Indiana University Dance Marathon. Please send your donation to:

(Your Address)

Please feel free to call me at (your phone #) if you have any questions regarding IU Dance Marathon or Riley Hospital for Children. Thank you for your time and consideration.


(Your Name)