AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title White Coat Embroidery & Business Card Fundraiser
Project type(s) Fundraiser,School Service
Date completed 10/2007
Chapter Keck SOM of University of Southern California
Project Coordinator Natalie Ramos & Russ Buhr
Summary of project To raise money for our chapter, we offered white coat embroidery and business card services to the student body. We negotiated a bulk rate with an off-site vendor to get the coats embroidered and used USC’s contracted printing company for the business cards. We raised a significant amount of money for our local chapter, but the fundraiser was also ton of work for Chapter Officers to set up.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 75
Participant hours involved 40 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $1000 raised
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We sent out the order form via email and posted Chapter Officers in the Quad during lunch to collect coats and orders. We also set up a table at the White Coat Ceremony, which was probably good advertising for AMSA even though we didn’t collect many orde
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Overall, implementing a new fundraiser was challenging. For the white coat embroidery, we had to find a vendor and negotiate a bulk rate and then coordinate the coat collections around the MSI and MSII clinical schedules. Doing separate collections for

Comments The fundraiser generated significant funds for the chapter and also informed many students that AMSA exists at Keck, so it was worth it in the end.