If you’ve been following my microdrivel lately, you know that I’ve been actively fundraising for the Photographic Resource Center at BU. On Monday, we (by which I mean all my donors and I) hit the $2,000 goal. This is a big step, achieved ahead of schedule, and I wanted to take a moment here to recognize that.
Thank you to all 40+ donors. There were several gifts of $10 or less and some of $100 and more, and some came from people whom I know are out of work right now. I’m also especially grateful to those who gave even though I didn’t email you specifically, probably from a referral or a tweet or facebook status message.
A special shout-out to some of the businesses that donated. If I’ve missed yours, drop me a line.
- Ziplens, online rentals of Canon and Nikon lenses
- Frame 38 Studios
- Brilliantpictures photography and Brilliantplaces (real estate in JP and beyond)
If you gave – or are about to – and work for a company with a corporate matching program, I encourage you to take advantage of it. I know that many of my donors do, notably those at Ipswitch and Firstgiving. You’ll need the PRC’s EIN, which is 04-2610466.
Persistence and some use of social media paid off, but mostly it’s all about people’s generosity even in tough times. $2,000 will make a difference at the PRC but more is needed there and elsewhere. I’m going to keep the fundraising page open at least through my next birthday, and will continue to offer print raffles at every $1000 raised. I hope that limeduck readers will be generous and also visit the Photographic Resource Center and enjoy its programs.
Congratulations! When are you raffling off another picture?
Well, Adam won the second print raffle – he chose Frazier King’s orchid – so I guess at $3,000 we’ll see who wins Mary Parisi’s boiled chicken…