There are just a few hours left in our TRIPLE matching campaign!
With time running out, this will be our final ask for 2023: Until the stroke of midnight (unless we reach our goal first), all gifts to Purple Line NOW will have TRIPLE the impact thanks to a generous donor who has offered to increase their match of your gift 2-1 in an effort to get us over the top of our goal of $6,000!
All gifts, of any size, are welcome and will help us close the significant gap in our budget, but time is truly running out on this offer. If you can consider a donation to Purple Line NOW, this is a great way to make your donation s-t-r-e-t-c-h!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has jumped in to help -- every penny you have donated will be used to continue our mission of writing, publishing, and sending our bi-weekly newsletter, hosting our annual (and sometimes twice a year!) forum series, and continuing our advocacy work with elected officials, the concessionaire, the state, and other transit organizations. We also provide liaison services to help those of you with questions get in touch with the folks who have the answers.
We are SO grateful to each of you.;
In case you missed our previous newsletters, we would like to share a few words from our Board President, Ralph Bennett about why we are asking and why it is so critical that Purple Line NOW continues our work.
I am writing to you to highlight our low bank balance and the urgent need to raise funds to continue our important work. As you know, Purple Line NOW rarely holds special event fundraising, instead we rely on our donors and supporters to come through for us to assist when our financial needs outweigh our revenue.
At our recent quarterly board meeting, our Treasurer reported that our current bank balance is dangerously low and that we are at risk of being unable to continue working with the public to broaden our advocacy efforts and achieve our goals. We cannot afford to let this happen.
That is why I am asking for your help. Every donation, no matter the size, will help us continue our outreach to the community via our widely read bi-weekly newsletter, advocate for issues facing the Purple Line and beyond at the local, state, and federal levels, and continue hosting the very popular community webinars on a regular basis where we bring experts and industry leaders together to discuss all things Purple Line along the corridor.
If you or your organization have not donated in the past year, I ask you to consider a donation to Purple Line NOW at this time. All donors are listed on our website for a year following their donation. A very generous anonymous donor has offered to match all donations during this campaign, beginning today through the end of the year, or until our goal of $6,000 is reached, so your help will count twice as much this holiday season!
Your support will make a real difference in our efforts to close the significant gap in our budget and ensure our work continues until opening day of service.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Thank you for all you do for us and for our community. Happy New Year!
Purple Line NOW