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Official Photos from Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea

Fulfill Your Destiny‘s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea was on March 30, 2019. Check out some of the official photos!

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How to Become a Sponsor at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea

Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea is coming up on Saturday, March 30. The event will be held from 2:30–5:00 p.m. in the Empress Tea Room, and there are still sponsorship spots open!

Karen Mertes Fulfill Your Destiny

Teacup Sponsor ($1000)

  • Your logo prominently featured on step & repeat banner
  • Your sponsorship repeatedly shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 8 tickets to event
  • Opportunity to collect all attendee business cards by providing a raffle basket or item
  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Logo prominently showcased on the event sponsor board and program
  • Personalized recognition from the podium on the day of event
  • Special Fulfill Your Destiny Spring Chari-Tea gift

Oolong Tea Sponsor ($500)

  • Your logo featured on step & repeat banner
  • Your sponsorship repeatedly shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 6 tickets to event
  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Logo featured on the event sponsor board and program
  • Name recognition from the podium on the day of event

Herbal Tea Sponsor ($300)

  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Your sponsorship shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 4 tickets to event
  • Logo on the event sponsor board and program
  • Name recognition from the podium on the day of event

Iced Tea Sponsor ($150)

  • Listing permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Your sponsorship shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Listing on the event sponsor board and program

For sponsorships and reservations, call Karen Mertes at 813-481-9895.

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Karen Mertes Awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award | Learn about her Mission & How You Can Get Involved

Throwback to when The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Karen Mertes with the 2014 Spirit of Philanthropy award presented during their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the A La Carte Pavilion.  The Spirit of Philanthropy award is “presented to an individual, group or family that has recognized a charitable need and developed a unique approach to advancing philanthropy in the community.  The award recipient exemplifies the spirit of giving above and beyond.”

Sharing from the National Philanthropy Day program, “National Philanthropy Day, officially celebrated on November 15, is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made in our lives, our communities and the world.”

To read the entire write-up click here.


To lend a helping hand in the 2019 Spring Chari-Tea Event, please e-mail karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org.
For more about Fulfill Your Destiny’s Mission, click here!

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Check Out Details for 2019’s Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea & Kind Words from This Year’s Event!

The next Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be held on Mar 30, 2019! 100 career women interested in supporting our greater Tampa Bay community through philanthropy will attend for a celebration of women for charity with tea.  It’s not just tea; its Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea!  

Here are some kind words from attendees from this year’s event and founder Karen Mertes:

“Great event – would love to be back next year!” 

“Diane McKelvey invited me in 2017.  I will come back and donate as generously as I can as long as you host this amazing event.  Thank you for what you do and the example you are!”  

“Karen – You are a God send!  Thank you for all you do!  Please put us down as a sponsor next year!”

“Love all you do!” 

“Karen, I would love to be a sponsor next year!  Please remind me next year!  As always, it has been a pleasure to attend and support Fulfill Your Destiny!” 

To lend a helping hand in the 2019 Spring Chari-Tea Event, please e-mail karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org.


For more about Fulfill Your Destiny’s Mission, click here!

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Look At What Donors Are Saying about Fulfill Your Destiny’s Annual Spring Chari-Tea Event!

Recently, Karen Mertes received these kind words from an individual that provided a product donation for Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea on Mar 30, 2019.
“I really appreciated speaking with you, and learning about your inspired Chari-Tea event.  What a beautiful mission, created through your life experiences.  I am very inspired by what you have brought forth…for the highest good——of All!  May your mission inspire and benefit others—always!”
To lend a helping hand in the 2019 Spring Chari-Tea Event, please e-mail karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org.


For more about Fulfill Your Destiny’s Mission, click here!

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Flashback to Karen Mertes’ South Tampa Chamber Spotlight Interview

With the Spring Chari-Tea event around the corner, this Flashback Friday is dedicated to the South Tampa Chamber Member Spotlight interview from 2014 (The very first Spring Chari-Tea Announcement!)

Below are a couple of the questions from the STCOC spotlight:

What is your organization?  What do you do? 
I’m Karen Mertes, Lt Col (Ret) from our United States Air Force.  I’m Founder & President, Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., www.fulfillyourdestiny.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that financially helps people in our greater Tampa Bay community.  I use an entrepreneurial business model in fundraising for Fulfill Your Destiny.  I raise money in 11 ways, 5 of which involve my offering a professional service or product for donation.  As a professional motivational speaker, I donate my honorariums directly to Fulfill Your Destiny.  I share with national audiences how to triumph through tragedy, command your destiny when you INSPIRE yourselves and others to live the life you’ve always envisioned.

Tell us something about yourself that’s not business related!
I’ve had a life-long interest and appreciation for everything tea – hot or iced.  I’ve even taken specialty classes about the many benefits of drinking tea and have created Fulfill Your Destiny’s signature event, our Spring Chari-Tea in part to share my enthusiasm for all of tea’s fabulous benefits with our greater Tampa Bay community.  I’d welcome hearing about your favorite tea beverage and would enjoy treating you to one!

 

For the rest of the interview, click here!

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Don’t miss Karen Mertes on CW44’s  ‘Bayside’ this Sunday!

Don’t miss Karen Mertes on CW44’s ‘Bayside’ this Sunday, March 4th at 10am! Karen will cover Fulfill You Destiny, the H.E.R.O. movement and the upcoming Annual Spring Chari-Tea Event!

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Fulfill Your Destiny helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances.  Special consideration is given to survivors living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their vision is to create the H.E.R.O. – ‘Hands Eagerly Reach Out’ movement. When we dare to care, our hands eagerly reach out to help others in need. Learn more about Fulfill Your Destiny’s mission on this episode of Bayside!

Follow the link below for more info:

www.fulfillyourdestiny.org

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