April 13th, 2007

VT Leadership Institute’s Got Your Prius

by Philip Baruth

Like every good-hearted non-profit in the state of Vermont, the Vermont Leadership Institute needs money. In this case, they need it to train the next generation of leaders, the people who will take us to the next level in business, government, education, health care, and media.

Super-wonks, in a word.

the prius

But you know the drill: there are so many causes, so little time. And in Vermont, so little money to go around. You think you’re broke?

Try VDB’s life: 14 car seats in the last 8 years.

So VLI decided to toss in a sweetener: a chance to win a Toyota Prius. A donation of $100 enters you in a closed raffle, with 1000 tickets maximum.

In other words, your hundred bucks gets you 1 in a 1000 odds on winning one of the sharpest and most environmentally friendly rides going. Try asking for those odds down at your local Powerball vendor.

And of course, VLI might not move all of the tickets (God forbid). But that would sweeten the odds still further for those who did manage to buy in.

Just a word to those who have the means, and a soft spot in their hearts for the next generation. And if you win, and you got a kid, VDB’s got a nice selection of gently-used carseats.

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  1. on April 17th, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    […] This past Friday, we were discussing the Vermont Leadership Institute’s latest fundraising brainstorm: a closed raffle for a new Prius, 1000 tickets maximum, $100 a piece. And we were lamenting the fact that even with those sweet odds, it’s a relatively short list in Vermont who could afford to get in on the fun. […]