Current Capital Campaigns
The list below details current capital campaigns in our community with information on the campaign and current status provided directly from each organization. If you would like additional information about these campaigns, please feel free to contact the charity directly. To submit a campaign listing, please contact Nicki McDermott, (307) 739-1026.
Big City Broadway is a group of experienced Broadway professionals who desire to mine talent and cultivate performing arts in Teton County Schools, and Teton County at large. The Big City Broadway mission is to bolster the strength of students by focusing on “one’s natural talent” ranging from stage direction and performance, to sound and lighting design. The organization contributes to the community by producing full scale productions, and develops performance and musical talent in both adults and youth. Big City Broadway performs for large audiences as well as for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, River Rock and the Living Center assisted living facilities.
The goal of CLIMB Wyoming’s Funding Futures Campaign is to raise $200,000 annually over five years to help both stabilize and diversify the private funding sources needed to continue serving low income single mothers in their transition to financial self-sufficiency through the CLIMB program.
Community Safety Network helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking find safety anytime of the day or night. The Continue Campaign will fund the continuation of unique and proactive work that sets CSN apart from other shelter organizations of its size, including: round-the-clock staff to assist guests in the Newton House of Hope which is our neighborhood safehouse; Wyoming’s only fulltime violence prevention and education program for teens and adults in schools and workplaces; on-site transitional housing to position resident families for lasting self-sufficiency; and other promising new initiatives which require 100% private funding.
2017 Transpac Challenge
Total Campaign Goal: $150,000
Total Raised to Date: $12,700
Contact: Frank Marinaro, Vice Chair
The Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team’s mission is to develop diversity, leadership and academic success in Jackson, WY youth through sailing and ocean racing. Each year a diverse cohort of 14 – 45 kids is recruited to train for the capstone of racing in the Trans Pacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Though only 10 of the 45 kids will crew the race boat, all train together to support each other’s success. All youth are invited to apply and this campaign funds their participation over the four year period.
In 2011, the Jackson Hole Land Trust and LOR Foundation purchased a very special property in Wilson, Wyoming. The 40-acre plot, at the nexus of Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Village, along the banks of the Snake River, was used for gravel mining and had been sold to be subdivided and developed for private homes. Realizing the importance of the land, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy (RLC) was founded to turn the once gravel pit into a natural park, Rendezvous Park (R Park) for the enjoyment of the community and it’s visitors. Including a historic boat launch, the landscape offers immediate accessibility to the new pedestrian bridge over the Snake River that will link Emily’s Pond to R Park, before connecting to the existing community pathway system all the way north to Teton Village and east to the town of Jackson. With extraordinary views of the Tetons, walking trails, footbridges, and a bicycle pathway, R Park will be an ideal place to gather with family and friends. R Park provides a safe place for children to cool off and play on hot summer days given the array of slow and fast-moving water, in the form of ponds, creeks, and rivers.
Rendezvous Lands Conservancy is in an active capital campaign to raise $5MM in order to reclaim, construct, manage, and maintain R Park, specifically including: 1) removing the former gravel pit, 2) restoring trees and habitat, 3) enhancing and developing ponds, streams, and a large meadow, 4) adding footbridges, pathways, benches, picnic tables, viewing areas, a small parking area, and other natural park amenities. As the first park of its kind in the Rocky Mountain area, R Park aspires to be a model for additional RLC-owned parks to enhance the communities in which they are located.
Total Campaign Goal: $687,000
Total Raised to Date: $362,000 as of 3/2013
Contact: Missy Falcey, Executive Director (x 114) or Pauline Towers-Dykeman, Associate Director (x 217)
The Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge is the most important legislation for our libraries ever passed into law. This challenge will help all Wyoming county libraries build endowments and will specifically provide a 1:1 match on all dollars raised up to $687,000 for Teton County. Intended to provide revenue above and beyond that allocated by the County Commissioners, this challenge will create a permanent fund for the enhancement and enrichment of the Teton County Library of nearly $1,400,000.
The Teton County Library Foundation has already raised $362,000. This leaves a balance of $325,000. We recently were notified by an anonymous local foundation of a challenge grant of $225,000, thereby creating a 2:1 matching opportunity. $100,000 remains to be raised.
All pledges to this campaign must be received by June 30, 2017 and all commitments are required to be funded by December 31, 2018.
Your commitment of a gift to this campaign will be matched and will help to stabilize the economic future of Foundation-sponsored library programs and resources. More than ever before, the residents of Teton County rely on the Library Foundation to provide the margin of excellence that creates a great public library. Simply stated, Foundation support enables the Library to realize its mission to encourage a lifetime of learning, strengthen our evolving community, and to inspire us all.
Over a year ago the TCSAR volunteers moved into their new building at 300 S Batch Plant Rd off of 22. The new facility allows volunteers to store all of our gear in one place and offers space for trainings and classes. To finish the building, volunteers are raising money to finish off the personal locker area of the building. This area will include space for personal belongings, a washer/dryer and a shower. Team members are often at the building for long hours and having a bit of personal space will help support them as individuals and as team members.
Teton Valley Foundation
Completing Kotler Ice Arena in Victor, ID
Total Campaign Goal (for next phases): $3.57 million
Total Raised to Date (for prior phases): $250,000 as of 8/2011
Contact: Dahvi Wilson, Executive Director
Teton Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization working to make the good life in Teton Valley even better by offering recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities that boost the local economy while making our community a better place to live and to visit. Our capital campaign to complete Kotler Ice Arena directly serves our mission. Kotler Arena is currently the only maintained ice rink available in Teton County, Idaho. Serving over 100 users per day in its first two years, the Arena offers affordable recreational opportunities for people of all ages, including ice hockey, figure skating, and broomball. Our capital campaign is divided into four phases, described below. At the completion of our campaign, Kotler Arena will provide covered, refrigerated ice, locker room and stadium seating facilities, concessions spaces, a pro shop, and a covered outdoor concert venue. We would be grateful for any contributions to this campaign, and we are happy to work on developing matching opportunities, as desired by donors.
The Future of Kotler Arena
Phase III – Extension and Build-Up: In Phase III, we will expand the length of the facility and the rink itself, allowing for a regulation-size rink, and more space around the rink. We will also raise the “ground-level” height within the Arena to prepare for a time when we are able to provide a refrigeration floor for our ice, which will make it reliably last for a longer portion of the year. Phase III Total Cost: $369,565
Phase IV – “Saddle Bag” Side Additions: In Phase IV, we will add space to the building beside the ice, allowing for bleacher facilities, locker rooms, storage, concessions areas, and more. Phase IV Total Cost: $1,725,617
Phase V – Refrigeration of Ice: In Phase V, we will install a refrigeration system in the floor beneath the rink. This will allow us to maintain reliable, high quality ice for nine months of the year, and possibly more. Phase V Total Cost: $1,429,885
Phase VI – Exterior Landscaping and Outdoor Stage: In Phase VI, we will finish the site around the Arena, planting trees, grasses, and shrubs. We will also complete a covered outdoor stage and amphitheater as an addition on the northern side of the building. This will provide a venue for live outdoor music protected from weather, and could eventually become the new home of Music on Main. Phase VI Total Cost: $47,541
The ultimate goal of this capital campaign is to establish a public observatory and planetarium in Jackson Hole. The observatory will include a telescope with a mirror between 24 and 36 inches in diameter, a classroom space, and a bunkhouse. The planetarium will include a 50-seat space theater and exhibits featuring space and earth science material. Monetary donations as well as donations of land, property, and vehicles are accepted.