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My Summer CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon May 27, 2013 7:37 pm

This summer the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) has major trail projects on San Luis Peak, Mt. Eolus, Mt. of the Holy Cross and North Maroon Peak, plus Adopt-a-Peak work to be done on another 19 14ers, so CFI Executive Director Lloyd Athearn and company are working hard to raise money for the work. This year, instead of simply plugging the CFI and their need for funding, I created my own fundraiser on ColoradoGives.org with an incentive (of my own money) if we meet milestones on the way to my goal of raising $25,000 this summer. If you don't want to donate to the CFI through my fundraiser, you can also donate during their annual appeal mailing which comes out later this year. Either way, I encourage you to support this fine organization which has a clear and focused mission. Your donation doesn't have to be huge; $5, $10, $25... it all adds up and every donation is appreciated.

THANK YOU and have a great summer!

-Bill M.

Bill's 2013 CFI Fundraiser

CFI is a 501c3 non-profit so donations are tax-deductible and you'll receive an email/letter for tax filing purposes.
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby KeithK » Tue May 28, 2013 5:51 am

I pimped this on the 'book group as well... With all of the members on here, $10 per person would blow that $25,000 goal out of the water.

I signed up for $70.
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue May 28, 2013 5:57 am

Thanks, Keith!

I plan on emailing and BUMPing people into submission. :-"
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby scalba123 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:11 am

Yes, Bill. I will give. [Middlebrook Mind Trick]

$250.00
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue May 28, 2013 7:57 am

Sweet!!

And now, an email to 31,700 users... O:) :-"

This afternoon I'll be going through a bunch of "Hey, you jerk, stop sending me email asking to donate to CFI!" emails. Exciting!!
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby gonzalj » Tue May 28, 2013 8:07 am

$250 donated. CFI's work is invaluable and very donation worthy.
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue May 28, 2013 12:21 pm

Holy cow, almost $2k already!!

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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby TallGrass » Tue May 28, 2013 12:59 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:This summer the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) has major trail projects on San Luis Peak, Mt. Eolus, Mt. of the Holy Cross and North Maroon Peak
Really? What more are they going to do to N. Maroon? There's not much that hasn't been done between the turn off the main trail and the high meadows before Rock Glacier. Holy Cross' North Ridge got redone last summer, but treeline to East Cross Creek was *yuck*.
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue May 28, 2013 1:36 pm

North Maroon: Now that the trail has been re-routed, the old (closed off) trail segments require quite a bit of restoration.

Holy Cross: Trail maintenance continues on the main trail, as well as the restoration of user-created campsites near the creek and lakes.
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby Jesse M » Tue May 28, 2013 7:23 pm

Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise says:
Either way, I encourage you to support this fine organization which has a clear and focused mission.



bump :P
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed May 29, 2013 7:13 am

A total of $3,400 donated as of 8am this morning!

Fantastic
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Re: CFI Fundraiser

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed May 29, 2013 10:35 am

Bill, Gmail is filtering your emails as spam. I dont know what you could do about it, (maybe change the text?) but thought I'd let you know


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