Federation of Southern Cooperatives 
Land Assistance Fund

March 23, 2017

Dear Friends of the Federation:

I am pleased to inform you that John & Carol Zippert of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame on May 3, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Induction
into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the highest honor that the U.S. co-op community bestows on those whose contributions to the promotion and development of the cooperative form of business have been genuinely heroic.

John is the Director of Program Operations at the Federation's Rural Training & Research Center. As a self-described "community worker," Carol has dedicated five decades to building leadership and developing co-ops as a member of with the Federation as well as supporting grassroots community groups in their work to achieve social transformation. Both John &Carol have served the Federation for 50 Years.

John and Carol Zippert

I am asking friends of the Federation, especially those who know John & Carol, to make a personal/organizational contribution of $1,500.00, toward a special Congratulatory Listing (ad) which will be placed in the souvenir program in their honor. The "Friends of John & Carol Zippert" Congratulatory Listing (name recognition) is $100.00, but your gift in any amount will be greatly appreciated. The deadline for contributions is April1, 2017.

Contributions can be given for the event by going to the following link:  
"Honoring our Cooperative Heroes"
and checking "John and Carol Zippert"   

Proceeds from the Cooperative Hall of Fame benefit the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF), the national foundation of the U.S. cooperative community. CDF supports economic development projects that help people help themselves and improve their lives through co-op endeavors. For additional information on CDF''s Hall of Fame and 2017 inductees, please visit www.heroes.coop.

Thank you for your cooperation in honoring John & Carol. We are all proud of and inspired by them and the many contributions they have made to the cooperative community and beyond. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 404.765.0991.

Cornelius Blanding
Executive Director

2769 Church Street
East Point, GA 30344
404 765 0991