Mount Grant Campaign Update

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The Campaign to Save
MOUNT GRANT

CAMPAIGN UPDATE – September 1, 2015

WE DID IT! Thanks to contributors from 467 households, we raised over $500,000 since March 1, the start of the challenge grant generously provided by Eliot and Tina Scull. They will match all gifts up to a total of $500,000.

THE CAMPAIGN IS NOT COMPLETE. While we are very excited that we are more than halfway to the goal, we still have approximately $1,042,000 before we reach the project goal of $4,200,000.

SUNDAYS AT THE SUMMIT will be extended through September and October. Which means that if you’ve not yet visited the top of Mount Grant (or even if you have), you may drive it on Sundays between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. The property is open to hikers seven days a week, dawn until dusk.

JOIN TEAM MOUNT GRANT. Our “crowdfunding” campaign continues, and you can help by logging on, creating your own campaign in about 20 seconds, and asking your friends to support the Mount Grant campaign. Join Now!

RECENTLY SPOTTED AT THE SUMMIT

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San Juan Islanders Julie Gralow and Val Gorder take friends
Sally Jewell (U.S. Secretary of the Interior) and husband Warren Jewell
on a hike to the Mount Grant summit. Sally was very interested in the unique partnership
between the San Juan Preservation Trust and the San Juan County Land Bank
to protect this special island property.

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SEPT 1 DEADLINE FOR MOUNT GRANT CHALLENGE

On San Juan Island, Sundays at the Summit on Mount Grant have been very popular. Many islanders and visitors are taking advantage of the opportunity to drive to the top. This past Sunday, a group of children from Island Community Church were escorted up to take a look around. Eileen Drath, our volunteer “docent” on duty when they arrived, reported: “One little girl came up to the table with her counselor to hold out a one dollar bill. She wanted to give it to me for Mount Grant. I was touched.”

And the clock keeps ticking on our $500,000 challenge grant for the Mount Grant campaign, with a deadline of September 1. At this writing, we’re about $25,000 away from our goal! Well, $24,999, because of Sunday’s little visitor!

If you’d like to help us meet our September 1 deadline, here are a few simple ways you can do so:

1. If you’ve not already done so, make a gift!

2. Share the link to this campaign video with your network:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4INc1nLWtsc

3. Join our TEAM MOUNT GRANT crowdfunding campaign. It’s easy and takes only a few minutes to set up, and then you are helping to secure Mount Grant Preserve for all!

THANK YOU!

 

Questions? Please contact Barbara Courtney, Director of Philanthropy, at 360/376-2431 or barbara@sjpt.org.

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