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Climate Ride's Founders Circle and Growth Campaign

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Climate Ride is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

If you have pedaled in a Climate Ride or supported a participant, you know that Climate Ride is a life-changing experience that inspires riders to deepen their commitment to sustainability, bike and walk advocacy, renewable energy, and solving the challenges that arise from climate change. 

Since 2008, Climate Ride has granted more than $1.5 million to more than 60 organizations. Our grantees have changed lives, transformed communities, and won huge victories for safe routes for cycling, cleaner air and water, and environmental awareness.

Please help us to make sure that Climate Ride can operate and advocate on your behalf in the years ahead. Now is more important than ever.

Please read on about the Founders Circle, the donor levels, and then JOIN US!

2013 DONOR LEVELS AND RECOGNITION

We'd like to see you out there riding and hiking, so major gifts will be honored with Climate Ride's eye-catching (and awareness-raising) sports apparel. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

When you give and then wear our Climate Ride-branded gifts, you're doing a great service for the cause. So, help us reach the people around you by donating, and then rock our gear where everyone will see it!

Founders Circle: $10,000+: Top billing on the Climate Ride website and stay tuned for the new 2013 major gifts recognition prize.

Founders Circle: $5,000 or $2,500: Top recognition on the Climate Ride website and our beautiful eco-friendly Tech short-sleeve top with swell Climate Ride graphics. Perfect for biking, hiking or running!

Founders Circle $1,000: Top recognition on the Climate Ride website and one of our popular, groovy recycled bike accessories.

Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999: Honored with a bike shirt from the artful Climate Ride collection and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499: A pair of knock-your-socks-off awesome Climate Ride cycling socks and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Friend of the Ride: $149 and under: A whole lotta love and your name recognized on the Climate Ride website.

If you would like to make your contribution with a check, please make it out to 'Climate Ride' and mail your check directly to: Climate Ride, 114 W Pine Street, Missoula MT 59802

Thank you for your generous contribution!

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS CIRCLE AND GROWTH CAMPAIGN

Since 2008, Climate Ride has grown from a bright idea to a successful nonprofit with three major annual events.

  • In 6 years, Climate Ride has generated more than $1.5 million for sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes.
  • In 2013, Climate Ride increased its grants by a whopping 23 percent.
  • We increased our advocacy meetings with Members of Congress by 50 percent.
  • Riders have pedaled more than 364,640 miles for the cause.
  • We did this with a staff of 5 and the grassroots support of thousands of riders & donors.
  • In 2014, Climate Ride has rolled out a new ride in California and introduced Climate Hike – Glacier National Park.

By joining the Founders Circle and Growth Campaign, you will help us support Climate Ride programs, grow our current rides and launch new events. This will bring the experience of Climate Ride to new parts of the United States and the world, raising even more awareness and more critical funds for our great beneficiary organizations. Learn more about Climate Ride's impact in the 2012 Annual Report.

 

2014 Donors

We would like to recognize the donors to the 2014 Climate Ride Founders Circle and Growth Campaign.


Thanks to these generous supporters for helping Climate Ride to achieve its mission! This list is updated regularly. You can join them by making a contribution here.

 

Founders Circle: $10,000+

 

Founders Circle: $5,000

 

Founders Circle: $2,500

Laurie David

 

Founders Circle: $1,000

Concord Inc.

 

Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999

 

Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499

Peter Daly

 

Friend of the Ride

Denicia Dodd

Vivian Levy

Helen Resor

Stan Resor

Nicole Rom

Lyndsy Shuman

Ed Steyh

2013 Donors

We would like to recognize the donors to the 2013 Climate Ride Founders Circle and Growth Campaign. You can join them by making a contribution here.

Thanks to Founders Circle donors in 2012 and 2013 we were able to launch Climate Ride Midwest, Climate Hike in Glacier National Park, and the new Climate Ride California Wine Country in 2014. These life-changing events take the seemingly insurmountable challenge of our planet’s future and bring it to a personal level.

A profound thanks to our donors for helping to transform lives and fund important initiatives critical to a sustainable future. From supporting conservation efforts in our national parks to protected bike lanes in our nation’s cities, Climate Ride’s impact is felt across many channels.

 

Founders Circle: $5,000

Quinn Family Foundation

 

Founders Circle: $2,500

EILEEN FISHER

The March Foundation

Team Mightybytes

 

Founders Circle: $1,000

Backroads

Brendan Gray

Patricia Hallstein and Axel Kramer

Kim Larson

Trina Peterson

Roger Schwed

 

Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999

Alexandra Alderman

Geraldine Carter

Steve Van Landingham

 

Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499

Alix Cotumaccio

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Giulia

Carol Hyman

Gregory Laemmle

Marielouise Pallansch

Jim Rucquoi

Andrew Valainis

 

Friend of the Ride

Lauren Casey

A. J. Chopra ("Jeet")

Jim and Vince

Yolanda Penn Edmund

Greek Super Foods LLC

Ted & Lori Greenstein - In honor of Sid & Sue Madison's 50th Anniversary

Erika Hickey

Timothy Howell

Helenk

Lorraine Larsen

Julie Lovins

TLundin

Bruce Macbeth

Jo Miles - Happy Birthday!

William A Moncure Jr.

Lisa Moorman

Raymond Paulson

William Reller

Alexander & Amelia Spilger

Peter Thomas

Sal Trupiano

2012 Donors

We would like to recognize the donors to the 2012 Climate Ride Founders Circle and Growth Campaign. You can join them by making a contribution here.

Thanks to Founders Circle donors in 2012 and 2013 we were able to launch Climate Ride Midwest, Climate Hike in Glacier National Park, and the new Climate Ride California Wine Country in 2014. These life-changing events take the seemingly insurmountable challenge of our planet’s future and bring it to a personal level.

A profound thanks to our donors for helping to transform lives and fund important initiatives critical to a sustainable future. From supporting conservation efforts in our national parks to protected bike lanes in our nation’s cities, Climate Ride’s impact is felt across many channels.

 

Founders Circle: $10,000+

Catherine Bock

 

Founders Circle: $5,000

March Foundation

Quinn Family Foundation

 

Founders Circle: $2,500

Team Mightybytes

 

Founders Circle: $1,000

Arkin Tilt Architects

Shamini Dhana on behalf of Dhana Inc.

Patricia Hallstein and Axel Kramer

Kim Larson

Allison Smith

Purely Elizabeth

Roger Schwed

 

Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999

Geraldine Carter

Bill Davis/Stellar Solutions Foundation

Josh Lasky

Evan O'Neil

Scott D. Warner

 

Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499

Richard Carter

John T. (Ted) Childs, Jr.

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Anne Cushing

David Coale

Jenny Cooper

Thom Ely of Sockeye Cycle Co.

DWF

Abe Greene

Heather Lisle

Skylar Lyon

Ashley Hunt-Martorano

Joanna Miles

Stuart Rachlin

Rick Rickard

Matt Schuerger

Kent Whinnery

David Zwerin and Witney McKiernan

 

Friend of the Ride

Nathan Brennan

Cooper

David Baumann

Joseph Barrata

Ethan Fried

dF

Janna Green

Bryce Golden-Chen

Blake Holiday

Michael Kahn

Larry Litvak

Roger Lowenstein

New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition

Alison Smith

Chagit Steiner

Cyndi Steiner

Andrew Valainis

Lauren Van Ham