Fund Raising Requirements
le Tour de Femme is a charity event that raises money for two great causes. That being said, we also have a goal of opening the world of cycling to more women. For that reason, we only ask, we don't require, that riders attempt to raise at least $50.00 for the cause. Riders that reach the $50.00 fund raising level will receive a logo'd le Tour de Femme incentive prize
Are you ready to start fundraising? If you are like us, getting started can be a hard, and sometimes scary, thing to do! We thought we would pass on some of the things we have done ourselves to help you get started.
Path to Success
Set up your online fundraising
After you register, your own fundraising web page will be created so people can donate directly to you online! Start by customizing your page with photos, your story and your fundraising goals.
Share your story
The reason you decided to ride is a powerful story! Sharing that story can be very motivational for others to support, or even join, you.
Cancer impacts 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women. You will be amazed who has been touched by cancer and where some of your biggest support will come from.
Fund Raising Incentives
As a rider of le Tour de Femme, you are eligible for awards based upon your individual fund raising. When you sign up, each rider will be given a personal web site that they can direct friends, family, co-workers, any body to in order to help them raise funds for cancer research. Each donation made towards a rider counts towards their level.
- Pink Level: $1,000.00
- Green Level: $750.00
- Blue Level: $500.00
- Yellow Level: $250.00
- White Level: $150.00
Fund Raising Deadlines
In order to qualify for fund raising awards, all funds must be collected by 12:00:00pm (noon) on October 13th, 2017. (*postmark deadline October 9th, 2017 for off-line check donations).
Grab My Wheel, the organization behind le Tour de Femme, is a registered 501(C)3 non-profit charity located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Grab My Wheel's tax ID or EIN number is:
If you need more information, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919)-964-0469.
Want to double the impact of your fund raising? It's easy! When your donors get ready to sponsor you, remind them to check with their employers to see if their companies have either a corporate matching or matching gifts programs. It's the easiest way to double your impact on the fight against cancer and it also gives exposer to companies for their charity. Past examples include Glaxo, Qualcomm, Dell, Microsoft, Bank of America and The GAP!
Here's what you do
Have your potential donors contact their human resources department and asks for a matching gift form. Companies will usually either mail corporate match forms to us here at Grab My Wheel for us to complete and mail back or they have an online process for the employee to complete.
To mail forms into Grab My WheelThe donor must fill out the matching gift form from their company and mail it with their contributions to Grab My Wheel:
Grab My Wheel
c/o Ron Hamner
2305 Silent Stream Court
Raleigh, NC 27607
All checks are payable to Grab My Wheel
To help us keep our records straight and to make sure you get the credit you deserve, please include a completed offline donation form for each separate donation.
For donors making an online donation, simply complete the on-line donation and then mail their completed corporate matching form from the donor's company to Grab My Wheel.
We will fill out any form that is required by the matching company and return it. Please allow up to four weeks once we receive the donation and matching information, to credit your account.
Make an Offline Donation
We understand that not everyone has embraced the computer world and still has reservation about making donations over the internet. Have no fear! If you have people that don't want to donate through your Be The Momentum website, instruct them to download, or print it out for them, the Offline Rider Sponsor Form, along with a check made out to Grab My Wheel, to:
Grab My Wheel
c/o Ron Hamner
2305 Silent Stream Ct
Raleigh, NC 27607
Fund Raising Tools
It's not easy asking other people to sponsor your efforts. With this sample letter, we hope to help you get the ball rolling. Feel free to download it, edit it and sent it to any one you desire.
Need a le Tour de Femme logo to dress up a fundraising letter? Below are some jpg images that can help you add some official le Tour style to any form you need. If you are looking for a larger image for a banner or other printed material, let us know and we can work on getting you vectorized art work for print.
Click on the image to download the image