Nonprofits

Final Day of Pledge of Champions

BenitoLink's largest community-supported fundraiser ended Dec. 31 with around $42,640!

We've reached $42,640! 

Thank you to all our Champions! We want to show our appreciation to the many community members who helped us pass the $42,000 mark and we will soon see how close we came to our goal of $50,000. We have fully satisfied our NewsMatch goal of $25,000, which was doubled by several foundations supporting nonprofit news on a national level. Originally created by the Knight Foundation in 2016, NewsMatch is now supported by a growing group of donors including Democracy Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project, the Gates Family Foundation, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.

Donations beyond the $25,000 marker were doubled by three major donors: Randy and Rebecca Wolf, Sallie Calhoun and Matt Christiano, and Hugh and Jackie Bikle. They contribute to BenitoLink because they want to see locally run, nonprofit journalism survive in our county. 

BenitoLink has a lot of exciting work ahead in 2019:

  • Guarantee that local government and politics are covered on a regular basis. 
  • We're providing training and developing skills for local youth. Make a difference in the lives of San Benito County's teens and young adults by supporting BenitoLink's Junior Journalism and Latinx programs.
  • Carefully researched and accurate journalism takes time, effort and money. Help support our in-depth, investigative reporting. 

Thank you to the following community members or friends of San Benito who keep us thriving as your local news source:

  • Louk Markham
  • Mary Margaret Lanning
  • Rob Bernosky
  • Valerie Egland
  • Gigi Brisson
  • Julie & Joe Morris
  • Susan Logue
  • Michael and Ashleigh Anderson
  • Lois Locci
  • Jackson &Leslie Schwabacher
  • Kenneth Kovanda
  • Wm. mark Meiggs
  • Dan Dungy & Nancy MacClean
  • Keith Severson
  • Gary & Ria Byrne
  • Martin Miller
  • Ramona Koch
  • Margaret Correa
  • Charlie and Lisa Tobias
  • Karminder and Randy Brown
  • Donna Swanson
  • Kerry Tobias
  • Jack Murphy
  • Lila LaHood
  • James O'Donnell
  • Linda Morrissey
  • Carol Hawkins
  • Trisha Green
  • Joan Sattler
  • Jennifer Coile
  • Willis Pack
  • Susan Modic
  • Kathina Szeto
  • Christine Breen
  • Devii Rao
  • Karson Klauer
  • Anita and Mike Cullinan
  • Lynn Overtree
  • Jim McWhirter
  • Leslie Austin
  • Ann Ross
  • Gerry Wright
  • Rebecca Salinas
  • José A. Diaz
  • Sara Steiner
  • Roseanne Herzog
  • Ray and Peggy Pierce
  • Thomas Breen 
  • Denise Cauthen Wright
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Carol Lenoir
  • George Ball
  • George Lewis
  • Jean Leirly
  • Parveen Sharma
  • Bob Marden
  • Sallie Calhoun and Matt Christiano
  • Women's Club of Hollister
  • Thomas Walerius
  • J. and E. Bessa
  • Sally Silva
  • Roger MacWilliamson
  • Jean Weinhart
  • Sue Cross
  • Parveen Sharma
  • Emily Renzel
  • Will Schwabacher
  • Hugh and Jackie Bikle
  • Earl and Linda Nursement
  • Lettie and Jon Nichols
  • Rebecca & Randy Wolf
  • Pfizer Employee match 
  • Linda Breslauer
  • Jean Lierly
  • R & B Stratton Trust
  • Sue Cross INN
  • Brian and Tina Schmidt
  • Ken and Brenda Weatherly
  • Claire Del Curto
  • Judi Johnson
  • Mel Angel
  • Sandy Cabral
  • Randy Wolf
  • Rosemary Kley
  • Martha Schwabacher Fund
  • 150 Local Nonprofit Club members
  • Robin Lucas
  • Gretchen Lester
  • Tami Aviles
  • Tim Johnson
  • Marianne Gennis
  • Raul Ceja
  • Teresa Lavagnino
  • Sonny Flores
  • José Diaz
  • Bob and Kathy Tiffany

BenitoLink is your community news, fueled by you, for you. Throughout the year, you can go to BenitoLink's home page and make an annual donation or consider becoming a Sustaining Member by joining others who make monthly payments that fit their budget. Keep important local nonprofit news and investigative reports flowing your way.

 

 

BenitoLink Staff