HELP US SAVE THE TABARD!
We need to cover ourselves so please ensure you’ve read about our goal and understand that your donation (less Indiegogo fees) and validity of your perk are contingent on us securing majority ownership of the Tabard.
What's the Tabard Inn Employee Committee?
The Tabard Inn Employee Committee is comprised of current and former employees, and even some patrons who are concerned about the future of the Tabard. We've come together to save the Tabard by growing employee ownership to keep Tabard in the hands of those who know it and love it.
How Will Contributions Help Save the Tabard?Tabard Inn Employee Committee believes the Tabard belongs in the hands of those who know it and love it. To preserve the Tabard and promote its continued success, we seek to grow employee ownership for 30% to a majority.
Sounds a Bit Complicated. How Exactly Will This Work?
Our goal is to raise funds to increase employee ownership to protect the Tabard. If we are unable to grow that ownership to secure a safe majority ownership, we will return your donations less Indiegogo fees, which could range between 4%-9%. Also, keep in mind, the perk you receive for your contribution will only be valid and honored if we secure majority ownership. If we are unable to secure majority ownership, your perk will not be valid.
If we are successful in our attempts to secure majority ownership, we ask for your patience. We estimate that we will need up to 1 year after securing ownership to fulfill your perk, or begin fulfilling perks that are realized over time.
We know the next year could very well include a lot of extra work, but we're ready and excited to have you join our campaign to save the Tabard. We can’t accomplish this without you!
Amazing Perks. It Almost Feels Like I'm Getting the Deal!
Well, let’s just say we consider this a mutually beneficial relationship; we love you and we hope you love us. While trying to remember this is a fundraiser, we’ve tried our best to be fair and offer unique perks that express our gratitude.
We want to give you the world, but Indiegogo only allows us 20 perks at a time. We've got plenty more ideas and offerings so if you're desiring something that isn't on the list, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to figure something out.
For now, here are just a few of the incentives you could receive:
* A commemorative Rooms of the Tabard print. This print will feature one photo from each of Tabard's 38 uniquely designed rooms. Photos will be taken by an Architectural Digest photographer.
* Personally designed cocktail on Tabard's cocktail menu for one year with a special recognition. Please keep the names classy!
* 1 year membership to Tabard's Chef's Table, Salon Series, or Wine Club.
* Ink a Tabard employee with the Save the Tabard Logo
* Penthouse for a romantic weekend getaway.
* Private Tabard dinner party at your home.
* Tabard wedding or renewal of vows ceremony and reception.
As these and other perk categories are snatched up, we’ll be adding more! Remember, we only retain your contribution, less Indiegogo fees and you only get your perk if we succeed in securing majority ownership.
Why is the Tabard Worth Saving?
Customers often share their personal stories of how they came to love Tabard. Each time, it just reinforces what we believe - that Tabard is a special place. It's the perfect mix of character and class, perfection and experimentation, and comfort and edge. But that didn't happen by accident.
While valuing and empowering employees, the Tabard philosophy has always put the customer first. As a result, employees constantly collaborate looking for ways to improve the Tabard. We learn, teach, experiment, share and challenge one another. In the end, customers benefit from an even better Tabard experience.
We know we're a little different. We like to think that's part of our charm. No televisions in our hotel rooms. Real books on our bookshelves. Thought-provoking artwork adorn our walls. We’ve always prided ourselves on our diverse and talented staff. Generations of families are employed at the Tabard. If it feels like a family, that's because we are a family.
Tabard doesn't suppress character; it encourages expression. No matter your background, your vestures, or your beliefs, the Tabard welcomes you.
We believe shareholders and employees aren't the only ones who have invested in the Tabard. We know our patrons love the Tabard; some of you have been visiting us for over thirty years. Now, that's an investment! We realize when you choose the Tabard that you are contributing toward our success. That is why we express our gratitude after you've shown your patronage.
Devoted employees and loyal patrons have made the Tabard a DC institution.
Other Ways You Can Help
We realize not everyone is in a position to donate, but even small donations help. We will do our best to recognize all who have contributed - big and small.
There are other ways you can help!!
- Sign. Please sign our petition at http://tabard.coworker.org.
- Visit. Please support the employees and the Tabard through your patronage during this difficult time. Feel free to give the employees a few words of encouragement! We could use a little love!
- Spread the word. Use the Indiegogo share tools to pass this along to a friend. We sure would appreciate it.
Save the Tabard Support Party
For those in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area be sure to stay tuned for details on our Save the Tabard Support Party!
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