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Letter: Thankful for Ebey Forever Fund support
On behalf of the Ebey’s Forever Fund, I want to thank our community for your ongoing commitment to preserving the rural working landscape and community of Ebey’s Reserve.
In Justin Burnett’s recent story, “Preserving History: Ebey’s Forever Fund continues to support local preservation efforts” he quotes Don Sherman as one of the first grant recipients and his praise for the founding sponsors of the fund and efforts. Speaking on behalf of the trust board for the reserve, and amazing volunteer fund raisers- we thank you, the property owners, donors, and lovers of the reserve, for your contributions, commitment and efforts!
One of most inspiring aspects of the Ebey’s Forever Grant Program is the scale to which funds are matched and re-invested back into our community. By design, the program requires that funds be matched 1-to-1 by property owners.
However, to date Ebey’s Forever Grant dollars have been matched nearly 2-to-1 though additional financial support from property owners, as well as donated materials and in-kind labor by the local and regional community.
This is incredible!
It is a privilege and an honor to be part of this effort and community. Thank you for your ongoing support of Ebey’s Forever.
Jan Pickard, chair
Ebey’s Forever Fund