Pledge donations keep climbing!

BenitoLink Champions have made modest, monthly and larger donations putting latest count at an incredible $37,488!!

This article is written by Leslie David, BenitoLink executive director.

We’re at $37,488!! Amazing community members take advantage of the match, bringing Pledge of Champions within reach the goal and the full 40K match in sight.

Our Major Donors and the Institute for Nonprofit News have promised to match our individual donations up to 40K. These funds will be used to dig deeper and advance the skills of our staff so we can produce more strong reporting pieces like the BL Special Report by Noe Magaña on the front page today. This in-depth report took over a year, to fully research and complete.  There were peaks and valleys, times when it didn’t seem worth all the effort…but in the end we can share this tale of crime and one man’s struggle to make it right.

If you appreciate this kind of hard work written by reporters you know and are accountable to you, please join this group in supporting BenitoLink.

Here are all Pledge of Champions donors to-date:

  • Anonymous
  • Micheal Hussey
  • Dianne Carman
  • Susan Logue
  • Joan Domingues
  • Shari Stevenson
  • Alan Clark
  • William Baker
  • Liz Smith
  • Leslie Schwabacher
  • Daniel Dungy
  • Dale Coke
  • Karson Klauer
  • Mary Margaret Lanning
  • Rebecca Salinas
  • Gary and Ria Byrne
  • Greg Pape
  • Sara Steiner
  • Carol Lenoir
  • Valerie Egland
  • Judy and Robert Steward
  • Elizabet McMahon
  • Theresa Lavagnino
  • Susan Schwabacher
  • Anne Caetano
  • Bob Reid
  • Dohn Larson
  • Margret Ellwanger
  • Beverley Meamber
  • John and Roberta Bessa
  • Geri Johnson and Gary Rocchi
  • Willis Pack
  • Dayna Lynd Pugh
  • James O’Donnell
  • Vivian Fisher
  • Denise Cauthen-Wright
  • Tami Aviles
  • Linda Ponzio
  • Cathy Sorensen
  • Maureen Serafini
  • Carol Hawkins
  • Ann Marie Barragan
  • Mary Sue Davis
  • Phillip Walter Wilson
  • Gerry Wright
  • Lois Locci
  • Stuart Blakewood
  • Eugene Zanger
  • Nichole Anglin
  • Charlie and Lisa Tobias
  • Amelia Ryan
  • Joan Sattler
  • Karson Klauer (additional donation)
  • Trisha Green
  • Paul Hain
  • Linda Breslauer
  • Bob and Kathy Tiffany
  • Carol Berlutti
  • Roseanne Herzog
  • Thomas Walerius
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Dr. Parveen Sharma (in memory of George Ball)
  • Marianne Gennis
  • Jean Leirly
  • Chang So
  • Stephen Filseth
  • Barbara Rubio
  • Ed De Groot
  • Michael and Ashleigh Anderson
  • Steve Kittrell
  • Hugh and Jackie Bikle
  • Claire Del Curto
  • Mary and Stevens Masters
  • Gretchen Lester
  • Dr. Martin Bress
  • Virginia Basgall
  • Kenneth Kovada
  • John Johnson
  • Larry Slonaker
  • Megan Wilson
  • Anderson Homes
  • Joyce Richman- In memory of Marty Richman
  • Craig Barton
  • Dana Cleary
  • Kay Filice
  • Michael Dobler
  • Richard and Joan Marie Randolf
  • Anonymous
  • Lawrence and Margaret Rebecchi
  • Janet Watson
  • Christine Breen
  • Rosemary Kley
  • Schwabacher Family Fund- In memory of Meema
  • Nancy Bareilles
  • Peter Breen
  • Susan Schwabacher (additional donation)
  • Jennifer Coile
  • Julie & Joe Morris
  • Michael Smith
  • Karminder & Randy Brown
  • Kozean Wright
  • Mayra Zendejas
  • Esther Curtice
  • Trisha Green
  • Kathina Szeto
  • Vince Fata
  • Sonny Flores

Special thanks to major donors Randy and Rebecca Wolf, Sallie Calhoun and Matt Christiano, and Hugh and Jackie Bikle. Thank you to our corporate partners Graniterock and Taylor Farms. Additional appreciation goes to Monterey Peninsula Foundation/ATT Golf Tour, Community Foundation for San Benito County, Institute for Nonprofit News, Knight Foundation, Emma Bowen Foundation and Silicon Valley Foundation for their local news support and interest.

The BenitoLink team appreciates all this community support. Together we can make a difference. Don’t miss your chance to donate during BenitoLink’s Pledge of Champions.

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.