Contribute to the Marketplace & Academy Experience

Contribute to the Marketplace & Academy Experience

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In 2016, ASTRA was able to fund three retailers who were facing financial challenges to attend Marketplace & Academy. A recipient of the 2016 Marketplace & Academy experience noted that it gave her a new lease on her business life. With your help, in 2017 ASTRA would like to offer up to ten ASTRA retailers facing financial constraints with the full Marketplace & Academy Experience. Would you consider contributing towards this effort? To support a retailer for airfare, hotel and registration is about $1,000 but any amount will help us reach our goal! 

As our way of saying thank you, anyone who contributes $1,000 or more will be highlighted in a special feature in the September issue of the ASTRA Toy Times Magazine. Contributors will also receive recognition at the annual business meeting and in the ASTRA Digest.

Please note: ASTRA is a 501(c).(6) and not a qualified charitable organization.


As our way of saying thank you, anyone who contributes $1,000 or more will be featured in a special article in the September issue of the ASTRA Toy Times Magazine. Supporters will also receive recognition at the annual business meeting and be highlighted in the ASTRA Digest.


Betsy's Story



“I can’t tell you how much my whole attitude and demeanor changed (in a positive way) after attending Marketplace & Academy. I was given a new lease on my business life, as well as a lift from the personal friendships I’ve made with other ASTRA members over the years.”

- Betsy Ordemann, Magic Box Toys, 2016 Scholarship Award Recipient


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