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December 2013 | Issue No. 58

Note from Kathy

Kathy from backstage IAC
Waiting for the sleigh
Watercolor by Kathy Kingston © 2013

Wishing your family and loved ones a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and an Abundant New Year!content divider

The Kingston Fund is pleased to announce our 2013 grant recipients.

Kingston Fund Board of Advisors

Kingston Fund Board of Advisors
Left to right, Arley, Lexi, Bri, Linny, Kathy, Molly, Megan, Erin, Alysha

The Kingston Fund was established by Kathy Kingston in loving memory of her parents Winnie and Willie Kingston. To play an active role in philanthropy, Kathy Kingston and her Board of Advisors, her nephew and seven nieces, meet annually on Thanksgiving (usually between turkey and pumpkin pie) to make grant recommendations to support educational and charitable programs of Cape Cod. The Kingston Fund is a donor-advised fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.

2013 Kingston Fund Grant Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters for Cape Cod & the Islands
To support the program's strategic expansion, one-on-one youth mentoring programs and to help create more matches for more youth in more communities. To conduct more outreach, enroll more youth, recruit more volunteers and to provide high-quality professional support for each match.

Cape Cod Challenger Club
To enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities that are most often not available to them under typical circumstances.

Homeless Prevention Council
To support the "Adopt a Family Program", which provides client children of families in need with winter clothes, footwear and two special gifts, which the child has requested, as Christmas presents from the parents.

Housing Assistance Corporation
To provide shelter and services for homeless mothers who are also recovering from alcohol or drug abuse. At Angel House, women receive therapy, alcohol and drug addiction counseling; and workshops on life skills such as parenting, housing search, budgeting, and job readiness. To support HAC's intensive program for the children as they deal with the dual traumas of homelessness and mothers with substance abuse issues.

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For Nonprofits & Schools

Watch for Kathy's Seminar Schedule

New Hampshire, Massachusetts & Connecticut

*Want a seminar in your area? Just contact Kathy

For Professional Auctioneers

Fund A Need Immersion Workshop

Coming this spring

Consulting for Benefit Auctioneers Workshop

Coming in 2014 ... stay tuned

NEW Audio Book: Do I Hear A Million?
Benefit Auctioneering for Record Profits!

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Kathy's No-Brainer Benefit Auction Encyclopedia

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Mentor Programs

Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program.

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"Kathy is a teaching machine. Her Beyond Bid Calling Workshop...IT WAS GREAT!!! There was so much to learn. OMG!!! Thanks again for all you have done for me."

Oscar Guerrero, Bilingual/Bicultural Auctioneer (English/Spanish) Arizona and Mexico

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"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
~Charles Dickens

Thank you so much for your dedicated action and passionate commitment to vital nonprofit causes every day! I am grateful for opportunity to serve your wonderful work. ~ Kathy Kingston, Consultant and Auctioneer

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© 2008-2013 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

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Who We Are

Kingston Auction LogoWe are award-winning auctioneers, providing cutting-edge consulting and innovative training for both non-profits and auctioneers. A national leader in fundraising auctions, Kingston Auction Company has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout New England and across the country for over 25 years. The company founder and president is Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS. Come to us to make your next benefit fundraising auction a record-breaker.

Our affiliations include...

NAA Auctioneer National Auctioneers Association promotes professionalism of auctioneers and auctions through education and technology.

CAI AuctioneerCertified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the industry - only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation.

BAS Benefit Auctioneer SpecialistBenefit Auctioneer Specialist designation provides auctioneers with unique skills and strategies to conduct, plan and market fundraising auctions.

©2013 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved