Friday, June 04, 2004

TSF Thank You

I got my first ever thank-you letter today from the stanford fund. It's weird being on this end of the process, and being addressed as "Mr. Waldon" by a student earning money for his extra-curricular group. But it's kind of neat, too. In fact, I think I actually had a class once with the person who wrote my letter -- his name sounds really familiar. He would have had to have been a freshman during my last year, but if it was in one of my music history classes or something, it could have happened (he's a music student). I think he was outsourcing his letter writing, though, because the hand writing doesn't look like a guy's. Not that that's anything unusual, of course, it's just amusing to notice. He also made a reference to my "December gift," which was odd, since I thought they weren't supposed to say anything that referred to a particular point in time. Maybe they changed the rules? Oh well. Yay for the tHE sTANFORD fUND.

4 comments:

Erin said...

tee hee! Mr. Waldon. Tee heeee!

Lacey said...

I'm pretty glad I never have to write a THE Stanford Fund letter ever again. :) Then again, I'm probably never going to receive one either. I can't imagine being addressed as "Ms. Waldon" ! :P At least you get some slight payoff in the form of a laugh for all those TSF letters you wrote in your time. :)

tpiglette said...

Yep, they've definitely changed the rules this year. We're required to specify when your donation was made, but we're not allowed to reference anything that dates when *we're* writing the letter. It's kind of weird.

Can I ask who wrote to you? If this guy is a music student *and* he was a freshman your senior year, it's very possible that I know him...

David said...

Just wanted to let you know how awful they are about the letters. If the margins are not straight, if you mention any kind of dates, if your e's are somehow weird, if you don't capitalize The Stanford Fund, if you make a mistake on the word Stanford or in the name of your group, trash the letter and start again. All that for $15 a letter. It's totally not worth it. If I ever get handwritten thank you letters from any charity I would cancel my donation because they are obviously wasting their money. In the case of The Stanford Fund, shouldn't these students be working on school work?