NCF Tallies Huge Numbers at Convention
Thursday, April 05, 2012

While it is clear that all NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) events are successful, this year at the NATCA Convention the foundation was able to secure a record-breaking $30,000 in donations, over double what they’ve made for any event yet. This success was made possible not only by NATCA brothers and sisters, but also those who support the union.

The silent auction brought in a third of NCF’s convention income, reeling in over $10,000. Some of the silent auction highlights included a custom-made motorcycle helmet with a NATCA logo that went for $525, a custom-made guitar signed by Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley that went for $375, and a weekend at SkyOne Credit Union representative Dina Earl’s Oregon beach house. But possibly the most cherished item at the silent auction was the opportunity to introduce and meet Tom Morello at the NATCA Reloaded Solidarity Event. ZFW Member Drew Stewart (below), a longtime fan of the singer/activist, walked away with the honor.

Many people help the foundation by simply giving a donation to NCF. This year $8,000 was made by those individual pledge donations, including a generous donation from Morello, who performed for NATCA members at a NATCA Reloaded event Thursday night at The Cowboy Lounge.

NCF held events throughout the week also contributed to the record-breaking donation total. All 144 NCF travel mugs sold out, 80 trees were purchased for Show Your Roots and many toys were donated to SafeHouse, a local shelter for abused women and children located in Denver.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we accomplished at NATCA Denver Convention,” said NCF President Elena Nash. “None of this would have been possible without the wonderful volunteers that gave their time and energy.”

NCF’s next event will be a silent auction at NATCA in Washington next month. If you would like to participate or would like more information about how to get involved, contact Elena Nash at