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Purple Line NOW News - January 27, 2021

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • How Can We Serve You Better in 2021? Take Our Survey!
  • Please Help Purple Line NOW and Get a Matching Donation!
  • Thank You to All of Our Generous Donors!
  • Photos from Around the Purple Line Corridor


How Can We Serve You Better in 2021? Take Our Survey!

As we kick off the new year, we want to make sure we address the needs of our constituency as effectively as possible. Would you take a moment to fill out our survey? It will take about four minutes and provide us with direction as we plan our activities and outreach for the next twelve months. Click the purple link below to go straight to the survey. Thank you! 


Please Help Us Continue Our Work!

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.

As of today, our anonymous donor has currently matched $2,750 in donations! Thank you to all who have already given!

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 below -- those who have contributed in the past year and helped us accomplish our work. If you do not 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.

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


Elizabeth Barbehenn

Jonathan Elkind

Mary Lanigan

John Robinson

Ben Ross

Nancy and Rob Soreng


Ralph Bennett

John Carroll

Bee and Brian Ditzler

Dr. Troy Jacobs and Dr. Kawsar Talaat

The Martin Architectural Group

Christine Scott and JohnR Llewellyn

Samuel Statland


Gus Bauman, Steve Brigham, Jeff Cronin, John Fay, Jose Galdamez, 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


Cathy Carr, Margaret Chasson, Benjamin Englert, Patrick Flaherty, Morgan Gale, Bradley Green, Patricia Jackman, Susan Kannel, Nan Marks, Rodolfo Perez, Tom Pogue, Nathalie Peter, 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. Thank you!



Don't forget to take the survey above which will help us in our work over the next year.

Enjoy the following photos of some of the construction activity along the Purple Line corridor. We love to see it!

Stay Connected!

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We are looking forward to a safer, more productive 2021 and wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

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