In December, we did two things. We raised short-term money for a matching donation and we expanded our base of subscribers.
Both of these fundraising efforts are critically important. The short-term money that we raised enabled us to pay our bills. The ongoing subscriber money enables us to have more certainty about future funds.
We had some hiccups with the site in the past few weeks that we need to pay for, and we have ongoing obligations.
So we would first like to thank all of those who gave donations and became subscribers in 2014.
We have two new goals. First, we need to raise $1500 in the next two weeks to meet current obligations. Second, we need to add to our subscriber base by 40 by the end of February to help ensure that we will continue to be able to operate.
Once again, all we ask is that our readers give what they can. $10 a month is not that much, but it ensures us that we can continue to operate.
To help out, please go to our secure donation site: https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/dpd/friends_of_the_vanguard/donate.aspx
Please be sure to click the “recurring” contribution at the bottom right to become a subscriber.
You can also become a subscriber by mailing a check payable to: Davis Vanguard, PO Box 4715, Davis, CA 95617. $120 a year makes you a subscriber. You can also do an annual recurring payment of $100 by going to the website and become a subscriber that way.
Thanks and we look forward to serving you and the Davis Community in 2015.
—David M. Greenwald