TVRC has always been proud to call Jackson Hole home. Although the ranch is now located on the other side of Togwotee Pass we remain deeply rooted in the Jackson community. Almost every year since the TVRC - Education Foundation was founded in 2001 we have participated in Old Bill’s Fun Run, which started in 1997.
Old Bill’s came to fruition when an anonymous couple in Jackson Hole donated $500,000 to start a fundraiser that supports all non-profits in the Jackson Hole Community who wish to participate. The purpose of their generous donation was to get the rest of the community, and those that love the place, to step up and support non-profits they are passionate about in the valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill have chosen to remain anonymous to allow the many non-profits in Jackson, and the community members who steps forward in support, to be the stars of the event.
One out of every three households in Jackson participates in this festive six weeks of giving, all culminating with a 5k fun run in early September. Donations are encouraged at any amount that is comfortable for the family and individual. These donations are supported by additional larger gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill and others like them who offer a percentage match up to $30,000, based on the amount an organization raises!
That means your dollar goes even further when you donate to TVRC through Old Bill’s
This year we have an added match from an anonymous family foundation who holds TVRC near and dear to their heart. They’ve agreed to donate $17,500 in matching funds that we can use along with the Old Bill’s percentage match to turn your $1 into $2+.
All funds raised through Old Bill’s have one stipulation in place – they must be used as annual or unrestricted funds and ideally go to the greatest need within the non-profit. This year, that would be helping us with continued infrastructure improvements so we can ready the ranch for the new Bathhouses. As well as ensuring that we’re set up to handle the changes in the environment we’ve seen on the ranch in the last few years.
The giving period is officially open and runs from August 1, 2019 to September 13, 2019. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 through Old Bill’s. In addition by including the matching funds up to $17,500, the hope is to raise $67,500 and also receive the percentage match from Old Bill’s. This could mean we are able to raise $70,000 - $80,000! In order to do this we need YOUR help.
Please consider donating to TVRC via Old Bill’s Fun Run and help us to reach our goal. Click the button at the bottom of this post to jump over to the Old Bill’s page and make your donation directly through them. The link below auto directs you to the cart with TVRC already selected, all you have to do is enter the amount you want to donate and check out.
Your support, no matter the level, makes a HUGE difference for us as we look forward to the next 80 years of running camp.
Please note: if you’d prefer to donate through a donor advised fund please do so early on in the giving period to allow adequate time for funds to transfer.
If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser or any of our other efforts currently underway please don’t hesitate to reach out to Whitney – email@example.com or 307-733-6122.