CFS 2018: NATCA Charitable Foundation
The NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a mission to assist charitable, educational, scientific, and other activities that benefit the common welfare. NCF is a 100 percent volunteer organization, and the official charity of NATCA. The charity’s philanthropic efforts and programs stretch across the country with a volunteer network dedicated to making a difference in as many lives as possible.
A hallmark of NCF is its low operating expense, largely due to its volunteers of all ages and professions. NCF’s operating expense ratio has remained below five percent since 1998. From 2011 to 2015, NCF has more than doubled the amount of money allocated to those in need from $91,000 to $200,000. In 2016 and 2017, NCF also allocated $200,000. For 2018, NCF has allocated $250,000 to be donated.
NATCA President Paul Rinaldi issued a tremendous challenge at NATCA’s Biennial Convention last April in Philadelphia: Make NCF a million-dollar charity! At our booth, you can complete an 1187 payroll deduction form to establish an automatic donation to NCF each pay period. If you complete an 1187 form to establish a $10 or greater donation per pay period, OR if you increase your existing automatic deduction donation by at least $5 per pay period, you’ll receive two things: First, you’ll be given a Fast Pass that will give you exclusive first access into the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards banquet on Wednesday night. Second, you’ll receive a scratch-off card that gives you the opportunity to win a new Ford vehicle.
NCF is again hosting a silent auction this week in the exhibition hall that includes a tremendous array of mostly donated items, including food and wine, crafts, sports memorabilia, travel, NATCA-related items, and much more. The silent auction opens at 1 p.m. on Sunday and runs through Wednesday morning. Your bid number can be found on your CFS badge. Use that to bid on any item.
A few of the Silent Auction Items that will be available:
(4) Archie League tables (10 seats each)
Komperdell Expedition 30 Snowshoes – Blue one size
Helicopter Las Vegas Strip Tour for 2
(2) Tickets to Absinthe at Caesars Palace
(2) Two night stays at Caesars Palace
(2) Two night stays at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
2 Night Stay Houston Marriott Marquis Houston TX
Kamikoto Knife Set
Nitro 8 Hoverboard
Alps Mountaineering Dash 0 Sleeping Bag
Black Diamond Mercury 55 Backpack Coal Large
Boston Center Letterman Jacket
BioLite CampStove 2 Wood Burning and USB Charging Bundle
Two Black Diamond Double Packable Down Throw with Stuff Sack 60×70″
Metal LED NATCA Sign
FireTV Cube Hands Free w/Alexa and 4K Streaming
PXC 550 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Michael Kors Rhea Medium Slim Backpack Grey/Silver
Michael Kors Jessa Convertible Backpack Black/Gold
Skyway Coupeville 20″ Travel Backpack Midnight Blue
Skyway Coupeville 20″ Carry-On Spinner Suitcase
Michael Kors Raven Large Tote Butternut/Gold
Michael Kors Signature Large Griffin Hobo Admiiral/Pale Blue
The Beatles US Album Discography Collage
Landon Collins Signed New York Giants Interception 8×10 Photo
Rules of Golf ‘Green 8×10 Image’ in 14×17 Antique Black Frame
Odell Beckham Jr’s Signed One-Handed Touchdown Catch 16×20 Framed Photo
Wooden NATCA Oregon Tree Round Carving
We are excited to host our first live auction at CFS. It will be held on Monday from 6:15-7 p.m. in the exhibition hall across from the UAS center. The auction will be emceed by Kelly Richardson, NATCA’s Manager of Outreach and National Events.
A few of the Live Auction items that will be available:
Mike Tyson Signed Red Everlast Boxing Glove
Mark Messier Rangers Autograph Puck
Shaquille O’Neal Signed Reebok Blue/White Size 22 Sneaker Inscribed “HOF 16”
Daisy Ridley Signed “Battle on Starkiller Base” 3 Photo Collage with Nameplate (14×29)
Mike Smith Signed 2018 Belmont Stakes Triple Crown 16×20 Photo w/ “2018 Triple Crown”
Victor Espinoza Signed American Pharoah Final Stretch Close Up 2015 Belmont Stakes 16×20
Stephen Curry Signed ‘Scream’ 16×20 Photo
Ralph Macchio/Billy Zabka Dual Signed The Karate Kid- Crane Kick 11×14 Photo w/ “No Mercy” Inscription by Zabka
The Beatles US Album Discography Collage
NCF is again hosting its wildly popular poker tournament here at CFS. It starts at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening. There is a $100 buy-in. Prizes will be awarded to the top five places.
Mystery Wine Pull
For $40 per pull, you will get a bottle of wine valued between $30 and $140. Stop by our NCF booth in the exhibit hall to make your selection!
NCF Coffee Mug
Don’t head to Starbucks here at Bally’s in the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of the hotel unless you first have your NCF special edition coffee mug. Using this mug and taking it into Starbucks for a fill-up gets you 35 percent off your entire order.
Corrie Conrad, President
Robin Hill, Vice President
Annie Olson, Treasurer
Dawn Taylor, Secretary
2018-2020 Board Of Directors
For more information on NCF and how to get involved, contact: