For almost twenty years, our Tour of Homes has showcased some incredible homes, restaurants, and sponsoring vendors. In no small way, TOH has helped put our neighborhood on the map as one of Atlanta’s most sought after places to live. Each year the TOH committee works hard starting in March to plan and execute a tour that will not only be fun and exciting, but, more importantly, raise money for our neighborhood. The money raised directly benefits our community parks, sidewalks, safety, beautification and many other important ongoing projects.
Financially, the last three years have been record breaking and the trend continued in 2013. In fact, this year we truly blew it out of the water, generating an amazing $51,000 in revenue ($16,000 more than in 2012)! About 60% of the revenue came from sponsorships, with about 40% coming from ticket sales.
The TOH Committee has already begun it’s work on this year’s tour. A number of homeowners have indicated their willingness to have their home on the tour, and several of our local restaurants have already signed up once again for food tastings. We’re thankful to have many new committee members this year to help set us up for another great tour.
In order for us to repeat our record breaking revenue from last year, though, we need 2-3 more volunteers to help on our Sponsorship Committee. This sub-committee raised almost $32,000 for the neighborhood last year, and is poised to repeat its success if we have a few more volunteers to help. Our sponsorship drive will kick-off shortly after Summerfest.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about these positions. Tour of Homes is one of our neighborhood’s key fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in Virginia-Highland and make a difference, all while re-connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
~ Angelika Taylor, Tour of Homes Chair