The Ron Finley Project - HQ Fundraiser

Organized by: Ron Finley

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THE STORY:

The Ron Finley Project is a California-based Non-Profit dedicated to increasing healthy communities worldwide through urban gardening programs. Our primary program requiring funding for 2015 is the Ron Finley HQ.

Ron Finley HQ will be the first of many library & community projects that don’t just grow food, but also people, conversations, jobs, and community.

Located in South LA at the Vermont Square Library, HQ will be a central hub for locals to meet, eat, relax, and learn how to plant, grow, sell and cook their own food. HQ will include garden plots, a community gleaning program, an education center, public gathering spaces, and a Container Cafe where people can buy healthy meals, sell their excess produce, and purchase seeds, books, soil and tools to support their own gardens.

Basically, this will be the sexiest library in the city!

Income from the cafe will be applied back to HQ’s operating costs, allowing HQ to be self-sustained after initial funding is secured.

II. Funding Needs

$1,500,000 in public and private funding to cover planning, architectural, marketing, and operating expenses

III. Features

1. Community Garden + Curated Public Gathering Space (one acre)

2. Food Education Program Center, using both classroom & garden space (creates 5-10 local jobs)

3. Retail Container Cafe for fresh food purchase, gardening toolkit purchase, and food reselling programs (creates 15-20 local jobs)

IV. About Vermont Square Library

Vermont Square Library, which was built with a grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1913, is one mile southwest of USC and is the oldest operating library in the City of Los Angeles.

V. Partners

1. The City of Los Angeles
2. HUB LA
3. Whole Foods Market

Your gift will help us grow tremendously.


VI. Major Gifts
Annual Donation Levels

  • $1.25 Million
  • $500k
  • $300k
  • $150k
  • $75k (minimum major gift)

VII. Personal Gifts
You don’t have to be a corporation to make a contribution.

  • $1000
  • $500
  • $250
  • $100
  • $50

If you would like to mail in a donation, please do so to the following address:

The Ron Finley Project
P.O. Box 3664
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

$2,833

 

0% Raised of$1,500,000 Goal

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  • The Laemmle Faemmle

    $100

  • Rene Jennings

    $100

  • Kristofer Bergstrom

    $40

  • Mary McLean

    $25

  • Tara Buckland

    $250

  • Sandra Kulli

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Wright-Zamora Family

    $20

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    $10

  • Sheryl Winarick

    $54

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    $10

  • Kate Bristow

    $100

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Mrs. Erik Nuri

    $100

  • dawna nolan

    $20

  • Eric Valenzuela

    $33

  • Bobby Johnson

    $10

  • Lisa Robertson

    $50

  • Leigh Adams

    $25

  • Aisha Chappell

    $32

  • Justin Gorman

    $10

  • Alice Waters and The Edible Schoolyard Project

    $250

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    $100

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    $25

  • Maria Castro

    $25

  • Andre Michael Thomas, Jr. (Tank)

    $50

  • Josh Reynolds

    $10

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    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • AKerr

    $10

  • Rev Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger

    $50

  • Linda Stein

    $25

  • Russ

    $20

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    $25

  • Julia Mary Perez

    $25

  • Eleanor Thomas

    $10

  • The Sammons Family

    $100

  • Isabella & Rion Chambers

    $23

  • Tim & Stephanie Dietz

    $10

  • Ryan & Kate

    $25

  • Nadine Weil

    $100

  • HealthyEats

    $10

  • Adam Rubenstein: Viva LA Foodies

    $40

  • The Karen Hunter Show

    $100

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  • Trucker Mar

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  • Mel S Stark

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  • Richard and Karen Knowles

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Ron Finley

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The Team: $2,833 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ron Finley

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Donor Comments

Richard and Karen Knowles

Richard and Karen Knowles

DONATION: $100

We Give for Christmas! 3 years ago

K B Saunders

K B Saunders

DONATION: $20

Tribute to Stephen 4 years ago

Mel S Stark

Mel S Stark

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Trucker Mar

Trucker Mar

DONATION: $25

Blessings 5 years ago

Tawnya Bagobri

Tawnya Bagobri

5 years ago

The Karen Hunter Show

The Karen Hunter Show

DONATION: $100

The Karen Hunter Show @SiriusXM #karenrebels support efforts that empower people. Thank you for what you do! 5 years ago

Adam Rubenstein: Viva LA Foodies

Adam Rubenstein: Viva LA Foodies

DONATION: $40

Keep up the great work. Would love to volunteer at the next planting or wherever you need help. 5 years ago

HealthyEats

HealthyEats

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Nadine Weil

Nadine Weil

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ryan & Kate

Ryan & Kate

DONATION: $25

Loved Ron's TED talk! 5 years ago

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