Happy New Year!
And, thank you to everyone who donated to the Access Press Matching Fund Campaign! Thank you for supporting quality disability-focused journalism.
We’re still tallying the final numbers, but it looks like we reached if not exceeded our goal. As donations rolled in, donors in memory of our longtime friend and supporter John Schatzlein asked if they could be part of the match. We happily said yes!
Friends of Access Press and the board of directors matched more than $6,000. Your donations give us double the opportunity to hire more photographers and writers, pay for maintaining drop sites, and strengthen our operating funds so we can continue another decade of high-quality print and online news and information.
This is the first time our board has sponsored a matching-gift fundraising campaign. It has been a great success and shows us how much Access Press means to you, our reader supporters, stakeholders, and contributors. We thank all who read Access Press and share it with colleagues, neighbors and beyond.
You made this a success! By stepping up, digging deeper, writing a larger check and adding a little more on your credit card donation, we can do more for you.
The Access Press Board of Directors is a working board. We’re implementing a new strategic plan. We’re also looking at ways to cut our costs, bring in additional revenues and look at ways to better get the newspaper into your hands or on your devices each month. We’re working to make improvements to our website and social media.
As we plan for the future that includes a thriving Access Press, Tim Benjamin says it best in his column this month: Your resources are vital to the future of the paper.
Kay Willshire is Vice President of the Access Press Board of Directors.