Let The Games Begin

The Mountaineers Virtual Gala giving has begun! If you haven’t already registered for the online auction, stop everything you’re doing, sign up now, and place your bid! Please read on to discover a special incentive for 20 new Peak Society donors.
Tom Vogl Tom Vogl
CEO, The Mountaineers
March 30, 2020

On your mark . . . get set . . . bid! 

Consider this message the “starting gun” for our  Mountaineers Virtual Gala giving week! If you haven’t already registered for the online auction, stop everything you’re doing, sign up now, and place your bid. Now is your chance to receive a personal consultation from Wonderland Trail expert Tami Asars or secure a 3-day, 2-night post-quarantine retreat to Little Lake Leota. 

I know how challenging it is to stay home right now, especially as a community who loves spending time outdoors. We are doing everything we can to help Mountaineers feel connected while we stay home and stay safe. To support this effort I’ve made a little (homemade) video just for you. 

Special Donor Challenge: 20 NEW Peak Society Members

As I mention in the video, many members like you have called to ask how they can help The Mountaineers weather the storm, and I was blown away when one of our donors approached us with an idea. This anonymous donor would like to offer 20 NEW Peak Society members the opportunity to be a part of a special group of leaders at The Mountaineers. This week only, this donor will cover $250 of the $1000 donation required to join Peak Society. What does that mean? Your $750 donation today will be supplemented by $5,000 from our angel member to officially welcome you into Peak Society

If you’ve considered joining Peak Society but need a reason to take the leap, this is your chance to take advantage of a never-offered-before opportunity. In doing so, you will help ensure our organization’s core operations are sustained until we can gather again for courses, lodge stays, and community events.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is vast and the challenges we face will require a level of creativity and tenacity I know we have inherently in our membership. I am proud to be part of this community and I find strength in knowing we will get through this together. 

The auction is live, and I know I have my eye on The weekend stay at Dixie and Dirk Havlak’s Three Volcanoes Cabin. I hope you’ll enjoy a friendly bidding competition from the comfort of your couch this week. How often do you get to attend a gala in your pajamas? 

Donate $750 to Join Peak Society

There are only 20 spots available only for NEW Peak Society members, so act now before someone beats you to it. We’ll be in touch all week and I hope you’ll join me, virtually, on Saturday evening to raise a toast to our incredible community and to raise funds in honor of the people and places who teach us what supporting one another is all about. 

P.S. If you skipped to the end, our online auction is officially live! Anyone across the country can participate so share this email far and wide, don’t forget to register, and let the bidding begin! 

P.P.S. Today we announced a special incentive for new Peak Society donors. This week only, an angel donor is challenging 20 people to join The Mountaineers Peak Society, and offering to cover 25% of your donation to join. Visit our Virtual Raise the Paddle giving page to make your $750 gift today. Act now before the opportunity is gone.