Through summer 2017 our fundraising has been focused on educating people about the need, building our nonprofit and covering some of the myriad of expenses involved in bringing Vanguard Landing to life. As you can imagine, even with gracious support and in-kind donations there are large costs coming for construction, plans, permits, impact studies and other pre-construction needs. But the time has come for a big movement forward! That’s where your donor support helps — getting us to groundbreaking!
Our Phase One Capital Campaign is now in process, which is focusing on the larger amounts needed to start construction. Through a combination of substantial donations and bank financing, we hope to soon start construction. We have lenders signed on (based on the volume of applications we’ve already received), but our goal is to limit how much we borrow to get construction started. Every dollar we borrow today has the potential to limit our services in the future, so the capital campaign is crucial.
How can you help?
Well, certainly we’re looking for large corporate and individual donors. We also need help spreading the word, and continuing to support our interim funding needs. We need assistance in identifying and connecting with influential people throughout the country who understand the need and will lend their voice, their money or their energy to the effort. To date, 124 other Intentional Communities have been created and built by donations, and we need help just like they did to get started!
You Can Help
We are currently looking for introductions to influential people you may know who have a tie to an adult with intellectual disabilities:
- Business owners
- Television news anchors and personalities
- Well-known musicians and producers
- Charitable foundations
- Donor advisor fund administrators
- Actors and actresses
- Jane Lynch
- Eva Longoria
- Jamie Foxx
- Others who support the cause
If you can help make these connections or similar ones, please contact us today to discuss how we can effectively start a relationship and conversation about Vanguard Landing.