On Friday we sent an email to all of our supporters, explaining that we were still hoping for some funding for the annual MileMaker campaign. The 2013 campaign will kick off in April but we were still short of the 2012 budget goal – likely due to the almost record breaking fall migration speed.
At the time the email went out we were sitting at 95% and super Craniac Pam Bates gave us approval to issue a challenge. Pam very generously offered to match up to 5 miles, or a total of $1000.00. Well Pam, I hope you have your checkbook handy because we’re now at 98% of our total goal thanks to you and your generous spirit!
And speaking of generosity another longtime supporter has issued a similar challenge to help us reach the final 2% needed. This supporter who hails from Florida but wishes to remain anonymous, has likewise offered to match up to 5 miles or $1000.00! This means that if we can raise an additional 5 miles, in any combination of 1/4 or 1/2 or full miles, she will send in her 5 mile contribution. AND the folks that meet this Florida challenge will also benefit from the having their names entered into the thank you gift draw below, as the anonymous donor is offering her draw chances as an added incentive to those that meet her challenge — Talk about going the extra mile!
On March 31st our fiscal year will come to a close and we will also be drawing the name of one MileMaker sponsor to receive a very special thank you gift… A two week trip to beautiful Costa Rica – a birdwatchers paradise!
You will stay in a lovely private home overlooking the Nicoyan Peninsula. You may decide to just stay within the gated community and explore the lush surroundings to discover the resident troupe of Howler monkeys, visit the beach or just sit poolside with your binoculars and camera nearby to catch the Mot Mot’s as they pass by. Or perhaps you’ll decide to take side trips and visit Montezuma, or the Arenal volcano in the rain forest region of this beautiful country. If you are the recipient of this incredible thank you gift – the choice is yours!
Names will be entered into the draw up until close of business on March 31st as follows: 1/4 mile sponsors receive one entry | 1/2 mile sponsors receive two entries | full mile sponsors receive four entries/mile!
The cost to sponsor a mile or portion of a mile is: Full Mile – $200 1/2 Mile – $100 1/4 Mile – $50
or call us toll free at 1-800-675-2618 or Mail your Sponsorship to either address on our contact us page, or visit this link to contribute via PayPal. Will you help us in this final push to reach a 100% funded MileMaker 2012 campaign?