To launch The Concord Bridge this fall and mail it free to all 8000 Concord households, we need to raise the funds to cover start-up costs and the first three years of operations.
Our immediate fundraising goal is $1.15M, which includes start-up costs of $100K plus three years of annual operating costs @ $350K/year. To meet this goal, we are launching a local fundraising campaign focused upon individuals, businesses, and foundations. We hope that you will consider a tax-deductible gift.
If you would like to support The Concord Bridge, you may send a tax-deductible contribution to our Treasurer, Jack Clymer, at 13 River Street, Concord MA 01742. Checks should be made payable to The Concord Independent Foundation, Inc., the Massachusetts charitable corporation which is the publisher of The Concord Bridge.
If you wish to contribute appreciated stock, we are in the process of setting up a brokerage account, so please be patient. And if you wish to contribute from a charitable foundation account, please call 978 835-6061 to get our IRS number to facilitate the donation.
In the near future our “Donate” button will enable you to make online donations through a secure website using PayPal, Venmo, or other services.
Moving forward, we will seek annual support from the Concord community to fund operations. Advertising revenues will also be sought to underwrite operating costs.
It is our expectation that, by the fall of 2024, The Concord Bridge will be self-sustaining through annual donations and advertising revenues.
And please help us spread the word.