As you know, Purple Line NOW has received a generous matching donation to be used to double any donation from $25 up to $1,000 until the goal of $5,000 is reached. Our anonymous donor has currently matched $1,500 in donations!
We know this is a tough time for everyone. If you are able to and can give during this matching campaign, we would sincerely appreciate your consideration.
Purple Line NOW needs, on average, about $20,000 a year to continue its work and our bank balance is low.
Please take a moment to see the list of our generous donors at the bottom of this email -- those who have contributed in the past year and helped us accomplish much of the work we mention below. If you don’t see your name on the list below or if your annual contribution is nearing expiration, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to renew your donation during this period when your generosity will be doubled by the challenge grant!
Challenge grants work like this: If you give a gift of $25, your donation will count as $50. If you give $1,000, your donation will count as $2,000. Any and all donations are welcome and very much appreciated.
While fundraising for an organization such as ours is never easy -- we hold no special events; we simply ask for help when our bank balance is low -- you have always been generous in your response. That support has allowed us to do our work for over two decades and continue into the future until we are all able to take that first Purple Line ride!
A reminder: Purple Line NOW does not receive underwriting grants from any source, government (local or otherwise), nor are we a membership organization (we do not ask for annual dues). We operate solely on donations from individuals and businesses like you who care about the Purple Line and whose generosity allow us to continue our work each year. Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website, as well as in event literature and signage for a year following your donation.
We are grateful that work is beginning anew throughout the Purple Line corridor and that a settlement has finally been reached between the State of Maryland and the Purple Line Transit Partners. Although there are still significant hurdles to scale, we are encouraged to see crews working hard to get things started again.
We are focused on zeroing in on community concerns, and proud to act as a bridge from the community to the builders of the Purple Line. To that end, we have seen a significant uptick in phone calls and emails from residents and businesses alike for answers to issues that have arisen due to construction or concerns over the future of the project. We are proud of our popular Envisioning the Purple Line Series of events we host free of charge to all participants and audience members. These fora will continue as funds allow in 2021. We are thrilled many of you find our widely-read bi-weekly newsletter informative and engaging.
Some of you may not realize that we are a nearly all-volunteer organization, with one quarter-time employee. Our core leadership meets each and every month, now via Zoom, and our full board meets every quarter to discuss and share all that is going on along the corridor, and to determine where Purple Line NOW can best be of service.
We are extraordinarily grateful for all of our supporters -- we simply can't exist without you.
Chevy Chase Land Company
The Malloy and Sanders Family
ATU Local 689
Tina, Don, and Jessie Slater
Nancy and Rob Soreng
Bee and Brian Ditzler
Dr. Troy Jacobs and Dr. Kawsar Talaat
The Martin Architectural Group
Christine Scott and JohnR Llewellyn
Elizabeth Barbehenn, Gus Bauman, John Carroll, Jeff Cronin, John Fay, Neil Greene, Ginanne Italiano, Gerrit Knaap, Jeffrey Lubbers, Daniel Marcin, Debbie and Ray Marquardt, Mark Mesiti-Miller, Anita Morrison, Gareth Rosenau, John Sletteback, Patrick Thornton, Ralph Watkins, College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn
Steve Brigham, Cathy Carr, Maragaret Chasson, Benjamin Englert, Patrick Flaherty, Jose Galdamez, Morgan Gale, Bradley Green, Patricia Jackman, Susan Kannel, Nan Marks, Rodolfo Perez, Tom Pogue, Frederick Schultz, Jerry Withers
We appreciate your kindness and generosity, both financially and otherwise. A great big thank you to our anonymous donor whose dedication to the project through this matching grant will make it easier for all our donors to have a significant positive impact on the work we do.
Purple Line NOW