Bullitt grant match update: dollars are in, new donors to go
Sound Consumer | August 2002
by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer
- Bullitt grant match update
- Annie's Homegrown supports the Farmland Fund
- Clean your carpet and help save farmland
- Donor List (June 1 – 31, 2002)
Thanks to leadership gifts from two anonymous donors, individual supporters of the Farmland Fund have more than matched the Bullitt Foundation's $25,000 challenge. As this issue of the Sound Consumer went to press, individuals and families have provided $38,920 since Bullitt announced its support on April 9. Every dollar goes toward protecting the Shipley Fields, 40 acres of rich delta soil along the Lower Dungeness River near Sequim. We need to raise $250,000 to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on this land that will require organic farming in perpetuity.
The second goal we proposed in our grant application was to increase by 15 percent our average gift of $157. We've gone past that in a rush. At press time, our average gift was $309, a 97 percent increase over 2001, and 82 percent over the goal.
The final of our three Bullitt application goals is an increase in new donors by 15 percent. We're closing in on that number: only 66 to go. If you support saving farmland from development and keeping it in production, now is the best time to put your money on it!
In most states in the U.S., prime farmland is being developed at two to four times the rate of other, less-productive agricultural land. (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Annie Withey co-founded Annie's Homegrown in 1989 and created the company's first product, Annie's Shells and Cheddar, a natural macaroni with white cheddar cheese. Annie's varieties of macaroni and cheese are alternatives to the artificially flavored and artificially colored products from national brands.
Annie's products are sold nationwide, but Annie's remains a small company committed to ethically, socially and environmentally conscious business. "We use our products as well as our profits to support causes and call attention to issues that affect us all. Each year Annie's donates more than 1,000 cases of our macaroni and cheese to organizations that benefit women, children, education and the environment. Annie's is pleased to be among the supporters of the PCC Farmland Fund." — Annie's Homegrown, Inc.;Wakefield, MA
Diamond Dry Carpet Cleaning is committed to supporting our community and the environment. For PCC members who take advantage of our environmentally friendly methods, we will contribute to the Farmland Fund 10 percent of gross sales on carpet cleaning. For more information about our non-detergent, non-toxic cleaning process, please call Jim at 206-459-0774. — Jim Cox and Michelle Devereaux
Donor Roster (June 1 - 31)
Elizabeth Alexander and Larry Mettger
Marcia and Rich Appleton
Jim Bailey and Leanne Olson
JoanLee B. Childers
Jerome Chroman and Corinne Dee Kelly
Mickey and Jeanne Eisenberg
Jane and Warren Elmer
Beth L. Healy and Kathleen M. Hopkins
Mary Jane Helmann
Sue and Bob Hill
Irene Holroyd and Patrick Perkins
John Hughes/Marni Levy
E. Jane and Charles F. Keyes
Robert and Mary Hughes Larsen
Ronda Denise Larson
Kurt and Teresa Lutterman
Ronald and Mary Lu McCollum
Herbert F. Mann
Pamela A. Mullens, PhD, PT
John M. Reinke
Mary L. Ross
Roxanne Scott and Randall R. Omel
Enid Miller Slivka
Chantal Stevens and Dennis Wajda
Jo Ann Tramm
Susan and Paul Weinstein
Morton and Martha Wood
More than 100 PCC staff members make voluntary payroll deductions twice a month. Michael Oseland began his deduction, Trudy Bialic doubled hers, John Arvizu, Kathy Blackman, Kathryn Russell and Elin Smith made additional gifts, Goldie Caughlan contributed her speaker's honorarium from the Washington State Food & Nutrition Council, and the Greenlake Deli piggybank added $11.
In loving memory:
Businesses and Organizations:
Blue Star Electric
Good Nature Publishing Company
The PCC Farmland Fund works to secure and preserve threatened farmland in Washington State and move it into organic production. For more information, see the PCC Farmland Fund.