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San Francisco Writers’ Foundation Chooses BINC as 2018 Auction Co-beneficiary
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Thursday, February 01, 2018


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The San Francisco Writers' Foundation, the division of the 501(c)3 nonprofit San Francisco Writers Conference that supports the written arts both regionally and nationwide, today announced the selection of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation as the co-beneficiary of their 2018 benefit auction series.

Auction coordinator Gordon Warnock said of Binc Foundation, "They're a natural fit for the program, which seeks to bolster the local literary community in San Francisco and around the US. Last year, we supported libraries by partnering with EveryLibrary, and this year, we're supporting local bookstores through Binc."

Binc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances, including 24 victims of 5 natural disasters in 2017. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $6.5 million in assistance and scholarships to more than 7,300 families.

"We couldn't be more honored to be named the charity for this prestigious organization, said Pam French executive director of Binc. "As we help more booksellers and their families each year through life's toughest situations our need to become financially sustainable also increases.  This opportunity to partner with SFWC is incredible. In addition to helping Binc achieve financial stability, partnering with SFWC is a great way to continue to grow awareness. Authors are among our greatest advocates because they spend a lot of time around booksellers, and can point booksellers to Binc." 

About the SFWF Auction Series

Thanks to a generous outpouring of donations from bestselling authors, top literary agents, Big 5 publishers, PR professionals, and others, the San Francisco Writers' Foundation is once again holding a series of eBay-hosted online auctions beginning February 1st, 2018 as well as an on-site auction at the 15th annual San Francisco Writers' Conference, Presidents Day Weekend at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. Visit https://sfwriters.org for more information, and follow @SFWC and @BincFoundation on Twitter.

BINC FoundationAbout The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $6.5 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,300 families. Support for the Foundation's programs and services come from all sectors of the book industry.

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation's mission is to strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net. It is our vision to be a caring community of book people.

Additional information can be found at http://www.bincfoundation.org.

For more information contact: Gordon Warnock, SFWF, auction@sfwriters.org

Pam French, Binc, Pam@bincfoundation.org

The San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change conference are both produced by the San Francisco Writers Conference & San Francisco Writers Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The SFWC Director is Laurie McLean. Contact them at Laurie@sfwriters.org. For registration help, contact Richard Santos at registrations@sfwriters.org. For SFWC sponsorship and scholarship opportunities, contact Barbara Santos at Barbara@sfwriters.org.    www.SFWriters.org

 
Barbara Santos
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San Francisco Writers Conference
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