Yesterday marked the start of Jackson’s greatest fundraising season with the Old Bill’s Launch Party and reminds service-oriented folks that giving back and contributing is of ultimate importance and significant impact. The Community Foundation supports the following organizations and non-profits– several of which have immensely supported the Teton Eclipse effort including Center for the Arts, Friends of Pathways, Hole Food Rescue, Jackson Community Recycling & ISWR, Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole, KHOL 89.1 – Jackson Hole Community Radio, Rotary Club (Breakfast Club, Foundation or Supper Club), pARTners PAWS of Jackson Hole, Wyoming Stargazing (major shout out here on the education front!) and several other essential and perhaps more obvious crossovers like our bravest over at Fire/EMS.
To all these aforementioned organizations, we thank you and your team for your service to the critical Teton Eclipse effort!
Check the vast roster of 2017 Old Bill’s participants noting:
“Old Bill’s has helped nonprofits in Jackson Hole raise over $133 million and impacted the lives of thousands. The philanthropic efforts of this community are inspiring, with over 200 nonprofits using this special event as an integral part of their financial support.”
If feeling curious or inspired by the Old Bill’s spirit, thank you for considering how you can help out during the days surrounding the upcoming eclipse. If you are interested in learning more or adding your info to our volunteer list for dates surrounding August 18-22 – and beyond… well at least to the weekend- there could be a lot to clean up in the Bridger-Teton National Forest over the post-eclipse weekend, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below, see some of CFJH’s fun ways to raise extra money in the next window including the eclipse incentive!
oldbills.org | VolunteerJH.org
WIN GRANTS TO GIVE TO NONPROFITS YOU CHOOSE
Contest 1: Old Bill’s Giving Jump Start Award
Kick the Old Bill’s Giving Season into high gear. The nonprofit with the largest number of online gifts during the first week (August 1st to August 7th at midnight) will receive a $200 grant. (Separate gifts from the same family only count once.)
Contest 2: Old Bill’s Sighting Awards
Do you have friends or family who make giving back a priority? Catch people acting like Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill—being generous, kind, volunteering, engaging in service or philanthropy, or simply helping others—and nominate them for an Old Bill’s Sighting Award at OldBills.org or at the library by September 10th. Five stand-out nominees will win $500 grants for their favorite participating nonprofit(s). (Nominate by Friday, August 25th and be entered to win a $200 Early-Nomination grant for the local charity of your choice! Thanks to Old Bill’s t-shirt supplier Atayne for funding this initiative!)
Contest 3: Old Bill’s Eclipse Award
Encourage your donors to give early and “eclipse” last year’s gifts. The nonprofit with the largest number of gifts by midnight on Eclipse Day, August 21st, will win a $200 grant.
Contest 4: Volunteer Sign-Up Award
Sign-up as a Route team or Waste and Recycling team volunteer for Run Day before September 1st, and be entered into a raffle for $200 grants to support a participating nonprofit of your choosing.
Communications & Marketing Officer
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
245 E. Simpson Ave. | P.O. Box 574 | 83001
307.739.1026 | cfjacksonhole.org
oldbills.org | VolunteerJH.org
AUGUST 2, 2017
BY KATHRYN BRACKENRIDGE