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BenitoLink’s Pledge of Champions Campaign reaches $19,740 and doubles to $39,480

Donations during pledge drive will be doubled thanks to Community Foundation for San Benito County matching grant

A great big thank you goes out to the many community members willing to support BenitoLink during its inaugural fundraiser.

All donations that came in will be matched by the Community Foundation for San Benito County, meaning every dollar donated will be doubled.

That brings us to $39,480 raised!

The BenitoLink team thanks everyone who donated to our “Pledge of Champions." Your contribution benefits our county’s homegrown news and information website. BenitoLink is here to inform, entertain and engage our community. Our mission is to provide everyone a place to communicate and tell their story. Join the conversation!

List of donors:

Anita & Mike Cullinan $175
Anne & Richard Morris $1,000
Anonymous $200
Anonymous $1,000
Bob & Kathy Tiffany $500
Carol Lenoir $50
Christine Breen $200
Claudia Fisher $100
David & Robin Pollard $100
Denise Louie $75
Dohn Larson  $75
Dunne Park Tennis Group $35
Esther & Robert Curtice $50
Fernando Gonzalez $500
Franz & Mary Schneider $175
Gary & Ria Byrne $125
George Ball $250
Gerry & David Wright $1,000
Jim Parker $100
Joe & Julie Morris $500
Karminder & Randy Brown $250
Kay Filice  $300
Larry & Diane Barr $1,000
Leon & Janet Mayou $100
Leslie &Jackson Schwabacher $1,000
Lois Locci $850
Lori Arnold  $35
Lynn Overtree $35
Marie & Gregg Hoffman $500
Martha Schwabacher 


Martin & Joyce Richman $50
Nazhat Parveen Sharma $1,500
Pam & Ray Pelland $75
Paul Hain  $50
Ramona Koch $100
Rebecca & Randy Wolf $1,000
Robert Bianchi $1,100
Rohit Sharma $1,100
Sallie Calhoun & Matt Christiano $1,000
Sara Steiner $100
Scott Kindred $200
Sharon Scagliotti $500
Sonia Sharma $50
Susan & Jeff Modic $1,000
Tad & Karen Coatsworth $35
Valerie Egland $100
William & Lisa Sutton  $500
Pledge of Champions Total $19,740

Thank you to all who donated during the Pledge of Champions campaign, but your support of our site does not have to end there.  Donations for the match will continue to be accepted up to $20,000.

As we close in on our goal of a $20,000 match, please remember that a personal contribution supporting your local news and information site will be accepted anytime. Your gift can be delivered by sending a check to BenitoLink at 829 San Benito St. Hollister California 95023 or by simply clicking the "Donate" button in the upper right corner on our BenitoLink home page. Let's keep a good thing going!


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Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.