CULVER CITY, Calif. — Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 27 at the Atlanta Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the addition of the group’s third city after a five year run that began in the New York metropolitan area. The Atlanta event follows a successful turnout this past June at the Los Angeles area party held at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Translated from Latin “Deeds, Not Words,” Facto Non Verba puts its mission into action with an event that offers young executives an opportunity to learn about the work of the American Cancer Society in an atmosphere of social and professional networking instead of the customary dinner and awards program.
In the Atlanta Brewing Co., the evening will feature comedian host Ron G and music by Salah Ananse, along with dancing, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Each guest will have an opportunity to win generous raffle prizes from American Express, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Williams-Sonoma and www.800wine.com. Facto Non Verba partners Dwell magazine, J-Records and Oral Fixation Mints offer keepsakes.
“The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer. We receive generous corporate and private financial contributions, but attracting supporters from younger generations is vital to our continued success,” said Meredith Parnell, an Income Manager in the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta region.
Several members of Facto Non Verba have friends or relatives who have battled, and in some instances succumbed, to cancer. This personal connection to the cause is part of what fuels their efforts to influence their peers to support the American Cancer Society.
“Facto Non Verba’s annual charity events are compelling new donors to get involved and providing them with information about philanthropy, the American Cancer Society’s successes and education about preventing and fighting cancer,” explained William A. Singleton III, founder and president of Facto Non Verba. “The more informed today’s young executives are, the more inclined they will be to support the fight against cancer as tomorrow’s corporate philanthropy gatekeepers.”
In the last four years, nearly $25,000 has been donated to the American Cancer Society from almost 500 Facto Non Verba philanthropists as a result of its six charity events. This year’s goal is $15,000 and 400 philanthropists.
Tickets for the FNV charity events are $30, with discounted tickets at $25 available online through September 13, 2007. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the event concluding at 10 p.m.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www.factononverba.org or e-mail email@example.com.
About Facto Non Verba, Inc.
Headquartered in Culver City, Calif., Facto Non Verba, Inc. (FNV) is a self-initiated group of young professionals located around the country that decided to personally get involved in helping the American Cancer Society. Since all are building careers and leading active lives, the group decided to band together to deliver an event that caters to its generation. FNV is committed to donating 100 percent of net proceeds from its events to the American Cancer Society.
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