I posted this plea for funds on a number of Bead forums including the Rings & Things forum. One of Softflex's marketing staffer (Sara Hardin in Phoenix) and Dave Robertson, my staffer who works with bead societies, tweeted about the need on Twitter. We will add it to other places as we find opportunities.
Oh, yes, we are sending money, too.
Does anyone know if the new director has contacted Bead Societies?