By any measure, this past year has been our busiest ever. We dramatically increased the pace of our work, preserving an additional 5,500 acres, expanding our urban revitalization work throughout the state, extending our service area in northern Ohio and moving into a new building.
So when it was time to plan our signature event, EverGreen EverBlue, we paused to catch our collective breath. We love hosting a party for 600 people each year, but it takes a lot of time and resources – energy the Land Conservancy has been channeling toward the success of its mission.
Our to-do list was pretty full.
We decided to put EverGreen EverBlue on a one-year hiatus, a break that will enable us to focus on our core work while we reimagine the event. EverGreen EverBlue will next take place in the fall of 2014, when attendees can again expect a night of breathtaking scenery, splendid cuisine and great conversation along with a few new wrinkles designed to highlight outdoor experiences.
“We love doing EverGreen EverBlue, and the event has been wildly successful,” says Kathy Obert Hill, the Land Conservancy’s chief strategy and engagement officer. “At the same time, it has grown to be one of the largest fundraisers in the region. We determined that while the revenue from EverGreen EverBlue is critical to our important mission, the organization needs to put the event on hold for a year while we reimagine it. We expect EverGreen EverBlue to be even more popular when it returns.”
In order to fill the revenue void (and to have a little fun), the Land Conservancy is holding its first virtual fund-raiser, Imaginature. This “event” will allow you to help us do our important work while dressed in a tie-dye T-shirt instead of a suit or dress. And every dollar you spend to “attend” Imaginature will be 100 percent tax-deductible.
“We appreciate the support of everyone who has attended EverGreen EverBlue over the years,” Obert Hill says. “Your dollars have supported the preservation of our region’s farmland, wildlife, natural lands and coastal lands, as well as the revitalization of urban neighborhoods throughout the state. We hope you will continue to support these efforts with your donations and will once again join us when the next EverGreen EverBlue celebration takes place in September 2014.”
For additional information, please contact Kim at (440) 528-4162 or email@example.com