As many of you are already aware, the Preserve Our Paradise fundraising campaign is currently in the "quiet" phase, building early support prior to a public launch of the campaign this coming winter. Several initiatives are proceeding in parallel as the foundation is laid for a major fundraising campaign. The Awareness Events Committee has held three informational events at private houses, with 20-30 Mad River enthusiasts at each event. These educational meetings seek to build early support for the campaign; no actual solicitation takes place. A hearty thank-you to Jim & Kathy Elkind, Deb Steines & Bob Rogers, Karen Lloyd & Tom Martin, Carol & Al Pierce, and Linda & Tim Guy for their gracious hospitality! Several more awareness events are planned for this summer and early fall.
The Advance Gifts Division has started personal solicitation of family, friends, campaign volunteers, and Board and Campaign Cabinet members. Early conversations have been extremely encouraging, yielding gifts that are typically close to fifteen times the amount that was given on the Single Chair campaign. Conversations are ongoing and still in the very early stages. It's too early to report pledge totals, but we fully expect to have positive news to report later this year regarding the progress of the campaign.
We welcome your support & involvement, and look forward to developing an exciting and successful campaign over the next few years!