Adirondack Gives donors top $115,000

Above: Adirondack Museum used Adirondack Gives to raise money to preserve one of its most treasured artifacts: the dug-out canoe.

Adirondack Foundation’s crowdfunding website, Adirondack Gives, reached a major milestone in June 2015.

Donors have collectively contributed over $110,000 to more than 100 unique campaigns benefitting organizations and projects across the Adirondack region since the site’s launch in January 2014.

Campaigns have attracted a lot of publicity, too, in media outlets like the Watertown Daily Times, Syracuse Post-Standard, Adirondack Almanack, and many more. A fundraising e‚ort to replace the stolen Mathew Brady historical marker in Johnsburg garnered two appearances in The New York Times.

Brady, a Civil War photographer, is a local legend in Johnsburg. The case of the stolen marker remains unsolved, but the community rallied to buy a new one, contributing nearly $3,000 to the cause.

In the southwest corner of the Park, CAP-21 and the Inlet Senior/Community Center raised nearly $1,000, which was coupled with a grant from Adirondack Foundation’s Special and Urgent Needs Fund, to replace damaged furnishings.

“This is the center of regional community life, serving people from Inlet, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, and Raquette Lake, and provides the only daily social connection for many of these residents,” said Nick Rose, CAP-21’s executive director. “We’re ever so thankful for the public’s support.”

Individuals are finding creative ways to use the site to benefit community organizations. Jennifer Donohue created a campaign to publicize her “Run for Hope” of the 130-mile Northville-Placid Trail, aimed at raising awareness for mental health. The $2,500 she raised was donated to Behavioral Health Services North, a Plattsburgh-based nonprofit that provides essential and cost-e‚ective mental health services.

Join us as we march on to raise the next $100,000. Visit www.adirondackgives.org today to make a gift today.