"Dear Ms. Jolie,"
and PURPOSE: tell who is extending the thanks and
"On behalf of our organization, I am writing to express our
deepest appreciation to you for the great dedication you have shown
in your work as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador."
describe the appreciated act: how it was
helpful, who it helped:
"Your willingness and determination to travel so extensively to
the most desperately troubled parts of the world has won the
greatest admiration ...
and develop their skills, will have the chance
to realize their potential. We echo the words of UNHCR
staffer, Kofi Mable who said, "With this help, and the construction
of this school, future generations of girls will be saved."
acknowledge how the effort was made despite
the addressee's many other obligations:
"Despite the demands of a very active career in the acting
profession, it is clear that you have dedicated ... just to bring
some joy into what is undoubtedly a hard life for many of the people
here," he said."
brief summary phrase and restatement of
"For all your contributions, we extend our very deepest
"I hope you will find it useful."