Development Matters

Last April 15th we announced a goal to raise $15,000 by May 15th. We called it our “15x15” campaign. When Brian, Jeff, and I broached the idea nobody believed we could do it (most days, neither did we). But we forgot one very important thing. It was not up to us, it was up to you.

First-time donors, long-time donors, matching grants, checks in the mail, and online contributions all added up. On May 15 you blew the roof off.

Recently I suggested raising $35,000 for our 35th year, but nobody believes we can do that. After a long and often cynical farm bill debate, isn’t it obvious that if those who believe in rural America do not invest in the future of rural America, no one will?

By the time you read this we will have announced our goal for this special appeal. I hope you will amaze and humble us again.

Contact: John Crabtree johnc@cfra.org or call 402.687.2103 x 1010.

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