by Tracy Soforenko
From the Editor: Tracy is the Kenneth Jernigan Committee chairperson, and he writes with this announcement about the 2020 activities of the Jernigan Fund:
Each year, thousands of Federation members purchase raffle tickets to support the Kenneth Jernigan Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to support Federation members in attending their first convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Many of us received support to attend our first convention, and that first convention experience was life changing. We need to pay it forward.
In 2020, we still need your generosity to fund the great programs of the National Federation of the Blind. When you give twenty dollars or more between May 15 and July 18, you will be entered into the Kenneth Jernigan Convention Drawing to win the following:
Donations can be made online at www.nfb.org and selecting “donate.” Donations can also be made by calling our donation telephone line at 410-659-9314 and selecting option four to donate. You must specify the breakdown of your donation among the White Cane, Jernigan, and SUN funds in the notes field, and your donation will be counted for the drawing regardless of which fund you designate. The drawing is for individuals and is not intended for contributions by divisions, state affiliates, or chapters. The winner of the drawing will be announced on July 18 at the banquet. Help us share the Federation with others, and thank you for your generosity.