Dear CSF Committee,
On behalf of the Indonesian Student Association at the University of Washington (ISAUW), I am submitting this letter to notify the CSF of our intent to submit a funding request for our annual campus event, Keraton, on May 4th, 2019, at Rainier Vista at the University of Washington.
Keraton is one of the largest Indonesian cultural events in the West Coast. Over the past few years, Keraton has been ISAUW’s biggest and fastest growing annual event that attracted over 8,000 people in 2017. This year, we are expecting 10,000 individuals.
Through the years, we have dedicated our resources to reduce our environmental impact. Last year, through implementing “Keraton Going Green,” we made it our mission to require all vendors to use compostable food packaging. In addition, we informed all of our visitors of the locations of recycling and compost bins within the event location. This year, aside from implementing our previous methods, we plan to promote environmental awareness through a performance during the event. Our creative management department has been working towards this and we have also sent out an application for performers who would be interested in educating guests on environmental issues. We are optimistic that these performances, guests will be better informed on the current situation of our environment while also being entertained.
With the event being fully organized and managed by students, ISAUW develops students’ leadership and organizational skills by trusting each department with tasks that are critical to the event’s success. In addition, we accept volunteers and further create opportunities for students all-over the campus. Overall, students will be able to utilize and develop their communication skills by engaging with guests, learning about Indonesian culture, environmental issues, and gain meaningful connections.
Based on the financial figures from our previous Keraton events, ISAUW estimates a budget of $35,960. The amount has been partially covered by our fundraising events throughout the year. We have also been seeking support from various companies and businesses by offering sponsorship packages, and applying for other campus funds — such as the diversity fund and ASUW.
I will be our main point of contact throughout this application process, and can be reached at:
Thank you for giving ISAUW the opportunity to participate in the campus sustainability funding. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
President of ISAUW