Protect Our Preserve Fund

$103,000 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 21 months
HOORAY!

Our matching fund campaign has collected over $68,000 (this includes matching funds) to date. Contributions come from 3 sources - checks direct to Protect Our Preserve (best way no admin fees), PayPal, and GoFundMe. We have until the end of October to collect another $16,000 from you and this will be matched with an additional $16,000 from our generous anonymous donor! $100,000 is a nice number for our legal effort. Go to our website for information on mailing checks and contributing via PayPal.

Thanks,
Betty Janik, Treasurer
ProtectOurPreserve.org

LITIGATION BEGINS!

The Notice of Claim was filed on May 23, 2017.   Protect Our Preserve and NoDDC are plaintiffs in this action. Go to our web page "ProtectOurPreserve.org" to read the text of the Claim.  Updates will be posted here and on the "ProtectOurPreserve" facebook page.
Your donations are supporting this effort.  Litigation is expensive!  Please donate today and ask your friends and their friends to donate.  We still have over $13,000 of matchng funds available.   Let's save the Preserve from the bulldozers.


BREAKIN NEWS!

An anonymous donor has pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $25,000 in contributions to Protect Our Preserve, Inc.   The funds have been earmarked for legal action to stop the construction of the Desert Discovery Center in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve without a vote.   The deadline for this offer is July 31, 2017.  We need you to donate today!! The combined $50,000 will provide the necessary resources to legally challenge Scottsdale on the DDC issue.  This is the quickest way to stop Scottsdale in their tracks before any construction (or destruction) begins in the Preserve. 

The "Protect Our Preserve" organization is a group of concerned citizens who banded together to STOP the development of a Disneylike attraction at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona. This preserve is a pristine desert oasis that encompasses over 30,000 acres and miles of hiking trails (all paid for by Scottsdale Citizens ballot initiatives).  It is the largest urban preserve in the nation. We are attempting to stop the city council from breaking their promise to us to protect our gem.  This effort needs funding to pay for an ad campaign, flyers and public relations efforts.  So far, a few volunteers have covered the expenses.  We need your donations to expand our efforts to "Protect Our Preserve."  Our need is urgent,  City Council has already appropriated $ 1.7 million to develop plans for the Desert Discovery Center.   Click here  to learn more about our struggle.
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WE DID IT! Thanks to all for supporting our Matching Funds Campaign. We now have over $100,000 for our legal effort. Please sign on to receive updates on our legal challenge at www.protectourpreserve.org or check us out on Facebook protectourpreserve.org
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At $96,000 and counting! Only $2000 more to meet our goal of $50,000 of individual contributions. With the match from our anonymous donor, we'll have $100,000 for our legal effort. Campaign ends October 31.
Thanks so much!

Betty Janik for POP
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Dear Supporters,

Our matching fund campaign has collected over $68,000 (this includes matching funds) to date. Contributions come from 3 sources - checks direct to Protect Our Preserve (best way no admin fees), PayPal, and GoFundMe. We have until the end of October to collect another $16,000 from you and this will be matched with an additional $16,000 from our generous anonymous donor! $100,000 is a nice number for our legal effort. Go to our website for information on mailing checks and contributing via PayPal.

Thanks,
Betty Janik, Treasurer
ProtectOurPreserve.org
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We reached our goal. Over $25,000 collected for matching funds to support our legal effort to Protect Our Preserve! Better yet, I just received an email from the firm representing our donor, and he/she has just announced another $25,000 in matching funds are available to us. If we can match another $25,000 with your donations, that is $100,000 to support legal action!! Keep up the good work!
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$103,000 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 21 months
Created May 13, 2016
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PF
$6,006
Protect Our Preserve Legal Fund
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
JJ
$20
James Frier Jr
3 months ago

No DDC!!!

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
MM
$100
Mona Morstein
3 months ago

I totally support protecting the preserve!

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
$30
Evelyn Cohn
3 months ago

I asked my mom to pitch in! : )

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