We Did It, Raised Over $3,333 in 3 Weeks Thanks to Our 66 Backers!
I am incredibly touched that we not only met our goal to raise $3,333 in 3 weeks, we exceeded it by over $500! Thanks to 66 backers that contributed to SurThriving. As a token of gratitude we would like to recognize our sponsors and scholarship contributors (unfortunately, we do not have the list of T-Shirt purchasers, limitation of the site we used!).
We raised a total of $1,788 to establish the EntrepreNerds Scholarship Fund. Rosabella Consulting will match that making our grand total of scholarships available $3,576. Cash poor startups may apply for full or partial scholarships to EntrepreNerds workshops throughout the year.
The scholarship fund was our most popular way to contribute to the campaign. People gave for similar reasons. We heard from a few backers and can say there’s a definite theme!
“I gave to the EntrepreNerds Fund because I believe in the work Ariana is doing and know from experience that when dollars are scarce, that’s precisely when you need help the most.” – Lee Porter
“I know firsthand the potential impact of knowledge combined with community when trying to launch a business or sort through opportunities. The EntrepreNerds initiative will be a game changer for some people, and I want to be part of that even though I don’t live anywhere near you!” – Lance Woodbury
“I contributed because everybody needs the opportunity to grow and develop!” – Carl Dierschow
“I’ve had many people invest time and resources into me over the years and I appreciate the opportunity to support EntrepreNerds in doing the same for those who are themselves committed to community building.” – Ben Story
“Because of how passionate you are about what you do AND for who you are” – Mary Hoban
Dave Sanders and Lara Williams, Green Team Real Estate
Bob Flynn, Green Ride Colorado
Paul and Kimberley Deaton
Jackie Compton, Compton Accounting
Lance Woodbury, AgProgress, LLC
Ben Story, www.toubee.com
Carl Dierschow, Small Fish Business Coaching
Judd and Ellie Diener
Julie Sutter, Unconventional Ink
Karina Mullen, ConverSketch
Lee Porter, InnovatioNews
Nick Armstrong, WTF Marketing
Steve Kane, Steve Kane’s Sales & Consulting
Don and Mary Miles