Raising money for an established cause with a track record is one thing. Raising money for a new cause is another. An experienced fundraiser is invaluable in such a situation. I worked with the Oak Cliff Chamber’s Golden Oaks Awards to raise college scholarship for Oak Cliff high school students. We developed budgets, histories, a case statement, and a prospect list from start to finish, focusing on the unique need of high school students in the historically underserved area of the Oak Cliff neighborhoods of Dallas. The campaign was a success. The Oak Cliff Chamber is a dynamic place.