"It starts earlier every year."
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"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
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"I spend most of my time fund-raising."
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"Hi. Steve Smith here. Just calling to say hello and touch base. Well, bye. Hi. Steve Smith here. Just calling to say hello and touch base. Well, bye. Hi..."
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Meanwhile, Deep in the Rain Forest...Save the Cities
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Woman's Charity Box Is Marked 'Give', Business Man's Hat Is Marked 'Get'
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"Look! It's the Montgomerys from the breast-cancer walk."
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"Ordinarily, we'd love to come, but we don't want to miss a single minute of tonight's pledge drive."
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"We ought to send PBS some money so it can afford better pledge-break specials."
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"That was Ross Perot. He wants me to send him fifteen dollars."
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"I told him he was allowed one phone call. He's making a pledge to Channel 13."
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"Ironically, I used to be a fundraiser."
"Now, I know you'd like us to go away and let you get on with your dream, but, given the cutbacks in federal funding, without your pledge there may not be any more dreams!"
"This year the run in Pamplona is for a good cause—anthrax."
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"Congratulations. Please remember the college's financial plight. Congratulations. Please remember the college's financial plight. Congratulations. Please remember . . ."
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"My goodness! It's a check from George Bush for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to fix the screen door."
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"Girl scout liquers?"
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"You probably already know this disease from the walkathon of the same name."
"I may be awhile. I'm soliciting funds for my reëlection campaign."
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"I lost all my Facebook friends after I asked them to lend me some money."
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"So we're agreed-whoever picks the short straw has to cold-call potential donors and try to raise enough money for some food."
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"Don't - they'll just spend it on drugs."
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"Do you have a minute for a problem whose solution has eluded humanity since the dawn of civilization?"
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