It has come to my attention, through numerous sources, that Burbank resident Rose Prouser has raised some questions regarding the Memorial Stadium and Burbank High School athletic fields rebuilding fundraising campaign (“School field construction date finalized,” Feb. 27).
It is the sole intent of this all-volunteer committee to attempt to bridge the financing gap that has been identified by the Burbank Unified School District and the city of Burbank. At the request of both elected bodies, our mission is to go out to the community at large and raise the awareness of the projects, and raise $1 million.
I hope that the following question-answer series will satisfy your request for information and/or project clarification.
Q. Are the fundraisers being paid?
A. No. Every member of the committee is a volunteer. Plus, we have many individuals and service clubs that are out and among the citizenry that are also soliciting funds. They are also not being paid by or through this committee or this campaign effort.