Dear ACA Member:
Through your support, the
American Correctional Association was able, for the first time ever, to
purchase a national headquarters building. Our office is located in
historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, close to our nation's capital.
We cordially invite you to visit your headquarters anytime you are in
We have room to grow and
currently lease some space to tenants, which helps to reduce our
mortgage payments. The building and two parking lots that were included
in the purchase will be paid off in less than twenty-five years --- a
major accomplishment for our members. Your membership has been,
and continues to be, an investment in professional corrections.
Your support was crucial to ACA's success in owning its first national
Now, we are calling on you
for help in our future. We need to repair and replace many windows in
our building, and we need to replenish our cash reserves. Other projects
are needed within the headquarters as well, such as increased security
access on our doors.
We are requesting that you
invest in your association's future by contributing to the
to Our Future Capital Campaign either through direct contribution
and/or future pledges. You may charge your contribution to a credit
card, pay online at the
make a pledge for future months' or years' contributions. We have
enclosed a donation card you can use to make a contribution and/or
pledge. ACA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so your
contributions are tax deductible just like donations made to charities
and other nonprofit organizations. December 31st is fast
approaching so, if you are planning charitable donations for 2007, why
not donate to your professional association?
ACA works hard every day to
represent the corrections profession. We are your national voice on
Capitol Hill. We are the authority on standards for the corrections
profession. We are the gold standard for national conferences, and our
publications are without equal. Our Online Academy and training remain
trend-setters for corrections.
When we purchased our
headquarters, we had saved a sizeable amount of money for that purpose.
We were able to purchase our headquarters without raising member dues.
In fact, member dues have not been raised in 20 years. Now, it is time
to replenish our cash reserves for unexpected expenses as well
as to improve the physical
plant of our building.
of all the Association's past presidents, we need you to recommit your
support to the National Voice of Corrections --- the American Correctional
Association. Won't you help us build for our future?
Remember, your contribution is eligible for tax deduction if you
qualify. ACA will send you a receipt for your contribution, or a
reminder for your pledge. Please look over the enclosed flyer for
options you may want to consider, as our way of saying more than just
"thanks." We hope we can count on you, and we are thankful for any
amount you can contribute or pledge.
Gwendolyn C. Chunn
Charles J. Kehoe
Louie L. Wainwright
Harold W. Clarke
Gary D. Maynard
Hon. Betty Adams Green
Reginald A. Wilkinson
Bobbie L. Huskey
Perry M. Johnson
Hon. Helen G. Corrothers
Samuel Sublett, Jr.