The Leadership Park City Class 23 project supported Park City Municipal and the coalition of outdoor and conservation non-profits working to save Bonanza Flat. The Class’ choice to pursue this project was inspired by the community’s response to save this parcel of land. Class members solicited donations from individual corporations and networks, as well as collected items from local vendors and businesses to host an online auction.
On behalf of Class 23, we would like to thank you all for your support. It has been an honor to have the opportunity to participate in a project that was so timely and important to our community. It took thousands of people to cross the finish line and all contributions, monetary, action, words, and energy were crucial.
We would like to take a moment to give the final tally for funding brought in by Class 23's efforts.
The auction had 203 items with a total retail value of $50,400 donated by 94 different individuals and businesses nationwide (see attached poster below for auction donor list). In the end, the auction alone raised $24,000, which is almost 50% of the retail value of auction items, and well beyond the industry standard for online auctions. The Leadership Alumni and Current Class Auction Matching Grant brought in an additional $2,600.
In addition, direct monetary donations designated as Leadership Park City Donations (not including the matching grant) through Summit Land Conservancy totaled $7,470, Will Hamill (Class 23) headed a coalition of Craft Beverage businesses in raising $9,500, our partnership with Motherlode brought in $2,500 through T-shirt sales, and our outreach and events brought in an additional $2,800. This brings the total funds contributed to Save Bonanza Flat through Leadership Park City Class 23 to $48,870. But we could not do it alone and are truly grateful for your support and that of our inspiring community.
Sara Jo Dickens and Colleen McGinn, Class 23