FUNDRAISING | By Ulrich Brugger
Urgent Appeal and Fundraising Update
Dear Friends of The Ojai Retreat,
Thank you very much for your quick response to our recent urgent fundraising appeal! So far, we have received $65,000 in donations ($5,000 are pledges) and many encouraging letters and emails. We wish to thank you very much!
However, we still need approx. $135,000 by the end of this year to prevent closure.
If you have not received our previous email with the explanation of our financial challenge, please click here. Since many friends reported that our previous fundraising email went into their spam, we have changed our email service provider to Constant Contact to prevent this. Also, a first class marketing expert is donating her time to help us improve our overall marketing operations, to include email marketing, social media and fundraising campaigns.
If you wish to save this special Ojai treasure, please make your tax-deductible donation today. We would highly appreciate it. Or please ask friends who might be able to help or who need a tax write-off.
If you feel more comfortable making a pledge (instead of a donation), feel free to do so. This would mean that you only would make a donation when we reached the total goal of $200,000 by December 31, 2018, including your pledge.
We Have Three Ways for You to Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation:
By Check (made out to Ojai Retreat & Cultural Center) mailed to:
The Ojai Retreat
Attn: Fundraising Team
160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
Please write “Donation” on your check
By Credit Card. Please call our office at 805-646-2536 to make your payment.
Or you can click on the Paypal button below to make an online donation
The Ojai Retreat has been in business for 25 years and has offered outstanding cultural and educational events at our spectacular hilltop venue for our guests and the Ojai community. To get an overview of all of the events we have offered during these past 25 years, and to read about the history of this historic property, please click here.
Please Join Us: Public Meeting on Saturday, December 8th, 2018
We’ll have a special information meeting on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 AM at The Ojai Retreat, to inform you about our financial challenge. We will present the short and long term solutions, show you pictures of the cabins we plan to add at the west end of the property, and present a video with positive guest and community testimonials. Your presence and input is very important to us. Please RSVP below, reply to this email or call our office at 805-646-2536 to confirm your attendance.
Please help save this special place!
Director, The Ojai Retreat
Note: All room reservations are guaranteed until end of March 2019. We will send you an update on our situation by December 15, 2018 and again on December 30, 2018
RSVP: Public Meeting at the Ojai Retreat
160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
DATE AND TIME
12/08/18 11:00am – 12/08/18 12:00pm
Please join us for a very important information meeting regarding the financial future of the Ojai Retreat.