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Big Pivots surpassed our November-December 2023 goal. This surely can be read as a vote of confidence by our readers!

 

Big Pivots had a successful fundraising effort during November and December. We hit our first target of $10,000 then, when the national matching grant was elevated to $15,000, hit that target, too.

Zounds! That’s a vote of confidence!

Assuming we have crossed our t’s and so forth, we will get a $15,000 check in the mail later this year.

For 2023, total revenue for Big Pivots was $42,672. If we are careful with our money, that will allow Big Pivots to do some good in Colorado and beyond. We want to think you donors:

December by check

RRC Associates, Boulder; Matthew Scherr, Minturn; Thomas Corlett, Pueblo; Julie Zahniser, Boulder; Susan McFaddin, Fort Collins; Gregory Jacobsen, Windsor; Kendrick Neubecker and Paula Fothergill, Glenwood Springs; Harold Neil Teverbaugh, Breckenridge; Eleanor and Chris Cares, Boulder; Frances Koncilja, Denver; Diane and John Milligan, Edwards; Donald Best, Mt. Prospect, IL, Judith Allen Farrell, Gunnison.

Jan Peterson, Fort Collins, David Buchanan, Grand Junction, Charles Clark, Arvada; Joyce Reoch, Sandpoint ID; Shelley Cook, Arvada; Kevin and Anne Cooney; Telluride; Kenneth Regelson, Boulder.

 

November by check

Robert Gardner, Basalt; Casey and Suzie Costley, Arvada; Larry Miloshevich, Lafayette; Andrew Miller, Fraser; David Becher, Boulder; Ronald Sinton, Boulder, Jascilyn Spuhler, Grand Junction; Chris Landry, Silverton.

Jay Levine, El Prado, NM; Charles Stevens and Rebecca Kahn, Denver; Randy Rutkowski, Atascadero, CA; Ward McCartney, Belen, NM; George Wear, Glenwood Springs; DC Langley Energy Consulting, Parker; John and Christine Gavan, Paonia; Tom Fitch, Fort Collins; William Owens, Centennial; Mark Pearson, Durango; Andrew (and Ellie) McGregor, Glenwood Springs.

Campbell Fords, Buena Vista and Cheyenne Wells; Anonymous, Lakewood; Foote Law Firm, Lafayette; Caroline Schomp and Todd Engdahl, Denver, Glenn Douglas Claycomb, Los Angeles, CA; Kurt Nordback, Boulder; Ken Ransford, Basalt.

And earlier in the year:

Gene Byrne, Palisade; Tom Corlett, Pueblo; Mark Alston, Denver; Steve Whitaker, Bolder; Philip Nelson, Golden; William Lindsay/Dawn King, Vail; Mark Eddy, Denver; Terry Minger; Boulder; Bart and Linda Harst, Eagle; Anonymous, Red Feather Lake; Sam Mamet, Denver.

 

PayPal (towns/cities listed when I happen to know them):

November Paypal

Luis Torres; Alan Ward, Pueblo; Lloyd Levy, Wheat Ridge; Erin Overturf; John Stulp, Lamar; Auden Schendler, Aspen/Basalt; Seth Miller; Mark Casper, Buffalo NY; Roger Cox, Salida; Enduring Green Globe Consulting (Dick White), Durango.

John Stulp, Lamar; Jeff Neuman-Lee, Denver; Don Thompson, Alamosa; John Reasoner; Elizabeth Hickey; Eric Harmon; Richard Shoemaker; Melinda Kassen, Boulder; Ryan Hostetler; Karen Artell; Christine Brinker; Englewood; Stephen Nicholoff; Eldon Ryan Elarton; Britt Bassett, Durango; James Hooton; Robert Martin, Arvada; Ken Jacobs, Golden, Rita O’Connell; Tracey Bernett; Longmont.

 

December PayPal:

Neal Henzler, Avon; Leslie Glustrom, Boulder; Allyn Svoboda; George Sibley; Gunnison; Rhea Graham, Pacitas NM; Jack Turner; Mary Bell Nyman, Longmont; Lee Rimel; Edwards; George Blankenship; Kathy Heicher, Eagle; Ronal Larson, Lakewood; Larry Roos, Taylor Henderson, Mark Silberg, Susan Greiner; Jana Mohrman, Lakewood; Pamela Eaton, Boulder.

Jeff Berman, Durango; Patrick Hunter, Carbondale, David Schlissel; Jay Levine, Samuel Anderson; Corey Robinson; Emily Golden; Eric Frankowski, Longmont; Michael McKibbin; Kenneth Danti, Pueblo; Darcie Perkins; Stephen Szabo, Longmont; Greg Poschman, Aspen; Kristan Uhlenbrock; Charles Kutscher, Lakewood; Jeff Neuman-Lee, Denver; Timothy Wheeler, Durango; John Seidel, Carbondale and now San Luis Obispo, CA; Bob Blackburn Photography; Joan May, Mountain Village; Nick Michell, South Jordan UT; David Munk, Carbondale.

Emily Tracy, Cañon City/Breckenridge; Ralph Tarquino, Monument; Charles Weber, Timnath; Jeffrey Beall; Todd Brown, Telluride;John Reasoner; Brandon Trimboli; Ellen Howard, Boulder; John Orr, Denver; Eagle Com; Cary Carlston; Philip Armstrong; Ted Compton, Durango; Eric Blank, Boulder; Lindsey Halvorson; Rebecca Gallery; Dan Greenberg; Rick Rigel, Lamar; Small Eagle LLC, Littleton; James Maiden; Marc Waage, Dillon.

Richard Kraemer, Chuck Wright; Steve Child, Old Snowmass; Michael Miracle, Aspen; Neil Best, Greeley/Green Valley, AZ; James Spray, Arvada; Ian Billick, Crested Butte; Anne McKibben, Eagle; Philip von Hake, Morrison; Community for Sustainable Energy; Jim Pokrandt, Roseburg OR; Julie Zahniser, Boulder; Hilary Cooper, Telluride; Jennifer Linn Brooks, Avon; Brandon Best, Denver; Jay Gingrich; Britt Bassett, Durango; David Williams, Vail; Christopher Hoffman, Boulder; Brian Highland; Larry Swisher; Peter Mayer, Boulder; Robert Youngberg, Lakewood.

Also earlier in the year

Michael McKibbin, metro Denver; Jill Soffer, Basalt; John Avenson, Westminster; Hillary Cooper, Telluride; Bradley Klafehn; Suzanne Linford; Thomas Easley; Lloyd Levy, Wheat Ridge; Gilden Gilden; Christine Canaly, Crestone.

Britt Bassett, Durango; Morey Wolfson, Denver; Elizabeth Martin- Realtor, Hudson; Stuart Costley; Conor Merrigan, Denver area; Corey Robinson; Kathy Lenz, William Alderton; Jeff H Risley, Tracy LeFebre; Michael Hassig; Michael Behrendt; William Hill, Robert Hunnes; Sharyn Corson; Evan Freirich; Kevin Batchelder; Reuben Garland; Mary Collar; Robert McLaurin, Jackson, Wyo.; Rich Huss; Jim Smith, Golden; Elizabeth Hickey.

Foundations:

Alpenglow Foundation, Aspen

Anonymous donor via the Denver Foundation

Bassett-Stern Charitable Fund, Durango

 

Speaking fees

Central Colorado Humanists, Salida

 

Sponsorships and advertising

Colorado Solar and Storage Association

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Foote Law Firm

 

In-kind services

Jan Fedrizzi, Eagle; Joanne Morgan, Louisburg, Kan. (and Avon); Tara Flanagan, Salida; Cathy Casper, Arvada; Rod Proffitt, Pagosa Springs; Chris Poulin, Marblehead, Mass.

 

And not least…

Those who take time occasionally to talk to me about the stories I’m doing or should be doing, and those of you who have passed along material from Big Pivots to others.

— Allen Best, founder and chairman of the board  for Big Pivots, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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