Funding was a huge task for our event. Although we knew we could apply through the school and most likely get funded, there were many hurdles. We were denied after all our hard work from a simple mistake. It was really stressful and defeating. However, we were able to apply for funds through another source. The great thing about that is that they were really friendly and got back to us today, with a turnaround time of 5 days. And even better news, they agreed to fund us for the entire amount we asked for! There is a slight worry that I have, to ensure they understand we increased our request from what we originally asked. My concern is that no questions were asked of where this extra money would go. However, I trust that either way we will make it work. I am very proud of the hard work that was put in. I am getting excited for our event!