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FPMA Expo Yields Funds for Foundation and PAC

2016 Pest & Lawn Care Expo Yields Funds for FPMA Foundation and Political Action Committee

This year’s Pest & Lawn Care Expo not only provided four days of networking, continuing education and fun for our members, it also resulted in impressive fundraising results for the FPMA Foundation and our Political Action Committee (PAC).

FPMA’s annual silent auction raised $5,910 for the FPMA Foundation.

I’d like to thank the companies that donated items for this year’s silent auction, and the members who supported the auction through their purchases,” said Foundation Chair Tim Brock. “The auction proceeds will help fund scholarships for University of Florida entomology students.”

Originally established as a memorial fund to honor a founding member, the Foundation has expanded its mission to support the education of entomology students, who might be encouraged to pursue a career in the pest management industry. The Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, also supports FPMA members who are in need or suffering from catastrophic hardship or illnesses.

The event proved successful for FPMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) as well, which raised a record-breaking $9,740 over the course of the event.

“We raised more than ever before,” said PAC Co Chair Suzanne Graham. “Our goal is to raise $40,000 to $50,000 this year to help elect legislators who are pro-industry and pro-business.”

The role of the PAC is to support legislators who understand the impact of the laws that they make and to help FPMA members better understand the legislative process. PAC will be hosting a meet-and-greet event with elected officials for FPMA members during this year’s summer conference.


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