$585 pledged of $3,000 goal
$585 pledged of $3,000 goal

The BIG News

Happy Friday to everyone!  We have some incredible news that we wanted to share with you, the Community Dinner backers, first. 

The Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Community Dinner!  A while ago, we applied for an Ingenuity Grant.  From the Foundation's website:  "Ingenuity Grants will encourage people to get involved in their community as they plan and execute ingenious, innovative, and/or creative projects that demonstrate significant potential to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. In particular, we encourage projects that generate increased charitable giving in support of these ideas."  

In their letter to us awarding the grant, they stated, "The committee believes your project demonstrates significant potential to enhance the quality of life for our citizens."  We are honored, humbled and grateful for this recognition of what WE are doing. 

Kickstarter has been an excellent platform for raising funds, but with a grant we no longer need the Kickstarter/goal program (which is good news!).  The grant money from the Pikes Peak Community Foundation will not be "pledged" or otherwise indicated on Kickstarter.  Because of this we wanted to take two steps:

1.  We would like to cancel the Kickstarter campaign.  No credit cards have been charged, nor will be in the future. 
2.  We would like to redirect you to the Colorado Springs Community Alliance (CSCA) website to make your donation.  We sincerely hope that everyone who has pledged so far will make the transfer with us.  The donation charge will be immediate.  The idea is that with Kickstarter, our dinner was a dream.  With Pikes Peak Community Foundation it is reality.  Our dinner is ON!  Donations to CSCA website will be immediate so that we can both make funds available to begin ordering/reserving what we need for the dinner.  Also, you will be able to track donations at the website.  There will be a similar gauge so that you can see what kind of donations are being received.

We will also let you know what progress we make as well as ask for your opinions on what choices we are making for the dinner.

We are looking to be sure that this is satisfactory for those of you who have already pledged to donate.  We will also be honoring the rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, so those of you who have donated will get your tickets, mentions and t-shirts. Please reply to this message with your input/approval.

If you haven't donated but are looking to do so, we would love your help with reaching our  now $1000 goal!

KICKSTARTER WILL BE CANCELLED IN ABOUT A WEEK to give everyone time to read the message here.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.  We look forward to an amazing event in September.

Wendy & Kat


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    1. Kathya Ethington & Wendy Carson Creator on July 15, 2011

      Yes, thank you and thanks for migrating your donation. We are beyond excited!

    2. Kathya Ethington & Wendy Carson Creator on July 15, 2011

      Thank you both!! :D


    3. Michelle Ossiander
      on July 15, 2011

      That is very cool!

    4. Hethyr Helton Pletsch on July 15, 2011

      Woo hoo!!! This is so awesome!!! =D