A Successful BBQ & Raffle Plus Our Loan is Paid Off!!!

Hi Gunks Community,

Lots of moments to celebrate this month — here’s what’s new.

Thanks for Attending the GCC BBQ!

After a long COVID hiatus, we resumed our BBQ with a record turnout of 101 attendees! Thank you so much for everyone who attended. The BBQ has historically been a moment for our community to renew their GCC membership. If you didn’t get a chance to do so, renew your GCC Membership now for just $20 extra with your annual Access Fund membership or donation. Also, after much demand, you now will be able to set your Access Fund membership to auto-renew!

2022 GCC BBQ - grilling

Online Raffle Success!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2022 Summer Raffle a HUGE success! We had 198 donors with over 83K entries (!) for our 40+ prizes. In total, we raised $7,117! Given the challenging economic environment, we really appreciate your support. Congratulations to all of our winners! If you didn’t win, we hope that you try again next year.

Antlion Access Fund Loan Paid Off!

And in another big milestone, we have officially paid off our $109,000 Access Fund Loan for the Antlion cliff! We have forever secured the Antlion cliff, and the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition is the owner and land manager. Massive thanks to our entire community for making this happen! A special thanks to:

  • All of our generous donors — thank you!
  • The Access Fund for the loan AND $17K in grants
  • Athletic Brewing Company, who contributed a $20K grant
  • Conservation Alliance, who contributed a $20K grant
  • Our entire community — through our events like our Online Raffle and our Film Festivals, your participation helped get us over the finish line!
    We appreciate all of your support, and we are thrilled to reach this milestone.

There is still more to go towards our GoFundMe goal, as we need funds to pay for construction of the parking lot, tools, and other administrative costs. So please donate if you can!

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