North Carolina Humanities Council
Publicity and Marketing Guide
Thanking Your Elected Officials
Letter Template for Project Directors
Do not send this letter template as is, but personalize it with your information.
Your Letterhead or Personal Stationery*
Month, Day, Year
The Honorable [Elected Official’s Name]
City, State, Zip
Dear [Elected Official],
I am writing to inform you about [name of program or event], held on [date, time] at [location]. This program
was made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and
affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, also supported by the North Carolina General
Assembly. The Humanities Council’s public programs bring people together to explore the many cultures and
heritage of North Carolina.
I served as project director for [name of program or event]. It was important to my community of [name]
because it [describe why you think the program was enlightening, educational, or inspiring to your community
as a whole]. Feedback from program attendees included: [Here you may supply a positive direct quote about
the program from one of your attendees].
Thank you for your continued support of the North Carolina Humanities Council and its efforts to make the
humanities a cornerstone of public life.
[Name of project director]
*If you send this letter by email, you should have to adapt it only slightly. Important, however, is a specific
subject line, such as: North Carolina Humanities Council Program.
NORTH CAROLINA HUMANITIES COUNCIL ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● MANY STORIES, ONE PEOPLE