CAGC Leads All Industries in Connect NC Bond Campaign Fundraising

Mar 01, 2016, 09:03 ET from Carolinas Associated General Contractors

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the few industry associations actively raising money for the $2 billion Connect Bond Campaign, Carolinas AGC has confirmed pledges that total over $200,000 and expects to collect more as fundraising continues through March 15, the referendum date.

"The Connect NC Committee sincerely appreciates CAGC's leadership in providing much-needed financial support for the bond campaign. There is no other industry association contributing at this level," said Joyce Kohn, Connect NC Committee Fundraising Director.

The Connect NC Bond Committee's goal is to raise $3.3 million as it continues its digital, media and direct voter contact campaign throughout the state in support of the bond. This bipartisan committee of business and community leaders is the official referendum committee charged with advocating for the passage of the $2 billion statewide bond on the March 15 primary ballot. 

CAGC realized early on that the construction industry needed to be a leader in supporting the bond campaign. Meeting with bond campaign organizers in December, CAGC joined the Connect NC Committee and pledged to raise $500,000. Scott Cutler, Vice President at Clancy & Theys Construction Company, serves as the fundraising Chair for CAGC. His committee, which includes six other general contractors, is soliciting contributions through a "Give and Get" campaign. Each of the committee members committed to their own personal goal of $25,000 and also solicited other general contractors to do the same. 

The need for the campaign is critical. Although polls show strong support for the bond, that support hinges on the informed voter coming to the polls. The Connect NC Bond Campaign will ensure that voters have the correct information about the projects, understand the strong financial justification for investment, and realize the positive benefits that affect all of North Carolina, both urban and rural, from the coast to the mountains.

If you have not contributed to CAGC's fundraising effort in support of the Connect NC Bonds, it's not too late! We ask that any general contractor, subcontractor or supplier who may potentially benefit from the passage of the bond referendum to please support our industry's efforts and contribute generously to the Connect NC Bond Committee's campaign.

Contributions by check, mailed to: Connect NC Committee, P.O. Box 30696, Raleigh, NC 27622. Online contributions: www.VoteYesToInvest.com.  For fundraising questions please call Joyce Kohn at 919-210-3829 or e-mail jkohn@kohnassociates.net.

About Connect NC Committee: The Connect NC Committee is an official referendum committee filed with the NC State Board of Elections. Contributions are not tax deductible. Unlimited, corporate or individual contributions can be made and will be reported to the State Board of Elections. The funds will be spent on digital and TV ads, direct mail, phone banks, signs, and grassroots mobilization. 

Carolinas AGC is the construction industry association in the Carolinas, bringing value to our thousands of members through networking, government relations, job leads, meetings with owners/designers, education and training involving such issues as safety and open shop, and community development. Visit us at www.cagc.org, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Contact: Betsy Bailey, CAGC Government Relations Director, (919) 781-3270 ext. 5725, bbailey@carolinasagc.org.

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SOURCE Carolinas Associated General Contractors



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