We Challenge You To A Match

Today we announce a special donor matching pool to encourage every member in our community to help protect The Mountaineers from the impacts of COVID-19. The Board of Directors is committed to matching every gift received over $100 up to $36,000 from now through April 4. Make a gift today to double your impact and help us weather the storm.
Vik Sahney Vik Sahney
Board President, The Mountaineers
April 01, 2020

Four weeks ago we were in a much different place. Business was on track to hit our budget goals and we were getting ready to welcome 500 party-goers to our biggest fundraiser of the year. In addition to rescheduling the Gala, we have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars of earned revenue by halting our programs to mitigate the public health impact of COVID-19. 

We know these precautions are necessary for the health and safety of our family and friends. The impact of these efforts is vast and we need to do everything we can to recapture lost funds and protect the core of our business. Your help today will bolster our ability to adequately meet the needs of our volunteers and members once our doors re-open again. 

Not being able to attend the Gala this week, I have officially joined the “All Dressed Up, Nowhere To Go” campaign. I don’t know about you, but I’ve worn out my casual-wear and have started putting on formal attire to go to work at my kitchen table. Now, I’m not the best home-video producer, but I do have a very special announcement to share on behalf of the Board. 

Your Gift to The Virtual Raise The Paddle Will be Matched By The Board

As your Board President, I want to assure you that The Mountaineers Board of Directors is taking this matter very seriously. At the same time, we are trying to stay light on our feet and light in our hearts as we work together to face this challenge. But we can’t do it alone. We need the support of our entire community to weather the storm. That is why today we are announcing a special donor matching pool from the Board to engage as many members as possible. We are committed to match every gift received over $100 up to $36,000 starting now until the clock strikes midnight on Saturday, April 4. Would you join me today to unlock these matching funds? 

Donate today to double your impact

Earlier this week you received a message from Tom Vogl announcing the launch of the online silent auction and the Peak Society Challenge inviting 20 new donors at the $750 level. I’m pleased to share that 8 new Peak Society members have already joined raising an additional $8,000. The next 13 people to give at that level will unlock an additional $1,000 each from the Board’s matching pool turning your $750 into $2,000! 

There are many ways to participate from bidding in the online auction, joining the Peak Society, or helping the Board reach our matching pool.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation through your donor advised fund, please reach out to our development team at development@mountaineers.org or by calling 206-521-6006. 

We have two more videos for you this week: this Friday you’ll hear from internationally acclaimed Mountaineer Jim Whittaker and Saturday tune in to hear from Super Volunteer Krishna Dase about why our work as volunteer educators is a critical part of our greater community. 

Thank you for all you do to support The Mountaineers today and every day! 


Today is your chance to double your impact and join other members like you working to protect The Mountaineers from the economic impacts of COVID-19. The Board of Directors is committed to matching every gift received over $100 up to $36,000 from now through April 4. Don’t forget to register for the online auction or take advantage of the Peak Society Challenge before the opportunity is gone.


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