All Are Welcome
Organizations often seek to offset some program expenses by asking participants to contribute to the cost. I have no fixed beliefs about this practice, except to say that it is my firm policy that no one who desires to attend will be turned away for lack of funds.
If your community is asking participants to help pay for the program, I ask that you include a sentence in your advertising materials that states explicitly that "no one will be turned away for lack of funds." Please contact me if you choose to ask participants to help defray costs, and if there are people in the community who wish to attend but who do not have the resources. Together, we will find "scholarship” funds to enable all to attend!