Save Roynons Dinosaurs From Extinction

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We NEED your help to save the Roynon Museum in Escondido!

We are working with local philanthropists to try and provide matching funds for this GoFundMe for the full $45,000. We will keep everyone updated on the pledges we receive. We're working as fast as possible so we will update frequently!

Mr. Roynon has dedicated his life to paleontology and collecting a one-of-a-kind collection that is located in downtown Escondido for everyone to see. Unfortunately, their financial situation has put the future of the museum into serious jeopardy. With the support of the community and local leaders, we can save the museum and maintain it's wonderful collection for generations to come!

At the beginning of May, it was reported that the museum no longer had the financial reserves and audience to maintain the museum. Mr. Roynon and his staff have been talking to countless people who are trying to help, but sadly, nothing has come to fruition. Now, we're trying to bring everyone together to make a final stand to save what Mr. Roynon has put so much work into.

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We've already spoken with city officials, local philanthropists, and interested stakeholders in the area and have had phenomenal feedback. Everyone is convinced that this is a place worth saving, and now that everyone is on the same page, we have a real shot at making it happen. We need your support to push it past the finish line.

These funds will help in a multitude of areas. First, the rent that they have to pay will be fulfilled with part of this donation. Second, they need to be able to hire additional staff, namely people who are experienced in paleontology and able to run the day to day. Third, they need to fund their new marketing efforts to make the community aware of the great work they are doing. Myself and my partners on this project will be offering as much freelance work as we can to help them build a plan for their marketing and overall business plan.

Your support of the Roynon Museum will go farther than you may realize and this is a community landmark that will benefit Escondido, and for that matter, San Diego, for generations to come. Rightly, the family and staff of Roynon's are exhausted and are fearful that things are getting close to the end. You can help change that and give them faith! If you can spare anything to this great cause, it will do so much for our community.

If you'd like more information from me, please feel free to get in touch via email . Thank you for your support!
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Hi everyone. I want to start by thanking everyone for their support to the Roynon Museum fundraiser and all the effort that has been put into promoting it. It's an incredible show of how well our community comes together when we're in need!

Unfortunately, the Roynon's have had some very serious troubles in their personal lives and their hardships aren't easing. Today, Mr. Roynon informed me that he has to step away from the museum and tend to his family which means closing down Roynon's Museum as we now know it. This coming Saturday will be their last day open. Needless to say, I have contacted GoFundMe and initiated a full refund to everyone for their generous donations. The generosity you've all shown cannot be overstated. If nothing else, our city has yet another feather in its cap of coming together as one and doing our best to help our fellow community members!

I believe there is still a lot of good that can come from this! Myself, George Weir, and Councilman Morasco are continuing to work towards that! Mr. Roynon and I spoke about other locations in Escondido where his wonderful artifacts can be housed for the entire city to appreciate. We are all committed to ensuring our community gets to benefit from this for generations to come!

I thank everyone again for what they've done, and please don't hesitate to reach out to me about this and what can still be done. This isn't an end, it's just a beginning of a new chapter in our city's very long and very wonderful history. Thank you for everything Mr. and Mrs. Roynon!
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