Methods of Supporting the LVDA
The Lehigh Valley Dressage Association (LVDA), a 501(C) 3 charitable organization, is dedicated to promoting the Equestrian sport of Dressage in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey, by organizing and conducting Dressage competitions, clinics and educational lectures. These competitions, clinics and lectures are designed to help improve the skills of the LVDA’s members and non-members who are interested in advancing themselves in the various levels of dressage and better prepare them for regional and national competitions. The overall costs involved in organizing and holding each of these type of events can be quite expensive. A standard “Entry Fee” is charged for those registering to participate in each event, which only covers a small portion of each events costs. The remaining costs are covered by the LVDA with the funds raised through our Sponsorship Program, Donations and other Fundraising activities.
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS - Sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business while showing support of dressage and your dressage association. Sponsorship increases LVDA's ability to offer affordable educational events, competitions and scholarship opportunities to our members and non-members interested in the sport of dressage. Business's and Individuals can become a "Sponsor" of the LVDA and receive exposure on our website, at local and regional dressage competitions, clinic & lectures, and in our newsletter "The LVDA CenterLine" issued to our members bi-monthly.
We currently have two Sponsorship Programs:
DONATIONS - The LVDA accepts Monetary donations of any amount, as well as Donations of Physical Goods or Services. Physical Goods and Services are used to generate funds via Silent Auctions, Online Auctions, and Raffles. All funds raised through these various donations, are used to cover the expenses involved with providing the various clinics, lectures, show competitions, and scholarships to our members and non-members.
Monetary Donations -
LVDA Online Donations Form
In-Kind Donations: Physical Items or Services
Contact us to donate for the Youth Program or for LVDA General Fundraising via firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERING - The LVDA is an all volunteer organization and all of our programs can't operate without the wonderful help of our volunteers. The are always several volunteer positions required to run a Schooling or Recognized Dressage show, or a Dressage Clinic or Lecture. As an incentive to get people to volunteer, the LVDA issues "Volunteer Hours" when an individual volunteers, which can be used towards Year End Awards.
Visit the Volunteering web page for full details.