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Contact: Jason Zandri at (860)614-6069
Craig Fishbein at (203)265-2895
Stephanie Clock (of Gale Dev.) 203-626-2120
CAMPUS AT GREENHILL “UPS THE ANTE” for the WALLINGFORD FIREWORKS FUND
(Wallingford, CT) – The Campus at Greenhill continues its support of the Wallingford community and the Fireworks Fund by upping the ante with a pledge to donate another $5,000.00 as part of a Wallingford Citizens matching donation effort for the month of April. During the month of April, Campus at Greenhill will match all donations large and small made by the residents of Wallingford up to a total of $5,000.00.
The developers of "Campus at Greenhill" got the Wallingford Fireworks Fund off to a huge start in March by helping to “prime the pump” to kick off the March collection efforts by making a $10,000.00 donation and becoming the Naming Convention Sponsor for the 2012 event.
Gale Development Services sees this additional effort as another opportunity to further thank the Town and people of Wallingford for their ongoing help and support that has allowed for Campus at Greenhill to recover from the challenges it faced. Today, Jason Zandri and Craig Fishbein of the Wallingford Fireworks Fund, Inc. together with Joseph Peters of Gale Development, proudly announce this new pledge for the month of April.
Jason Zandri said, “I am very excited about receiving this additional pledge coming from Campus at Greenhill. I think it is fantastic that they wanted to help out more and to try to do more than “just” giving additional money to the fund. In doing so as part of a Wallingford Citizens matching donation effort, they are including all the residents as part of the donation effort by matching all of their donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00 in order to continue with the effort to reach the $30,000.00 fundraising goal for the 2012 event before the deadline at the end of May.”
Craig Fishbein additionally thanked Gale Development once again for giving back to the community and recognizing the need for this heartwarming tradition to continue.
Monies collected by the fundraising committee at the Wallingford Stop and Shop, the Wallingford Dunkin Donuts locations and collections at the Wallingford Landfill and the Wallingford Recycling Center are all eligible for the match as well as all checks sent to the fund by mail during the month of April.
After decades of annual firework shows in Wallingford, in 2010, The Wallingford Fireworks Fund, Inc. was established by Zandri and Fishbein after the Wallingford Town Council refused to fund it in its budget for that year. Most of the fundraising to date has been grassroots, with a handful of volunteers standing outside of the Wallingford Stop & Shop as well as the Wallingford Dunkin Donuts on multiple days soliciting donations. There have also been some corporate sponsors in years past, with the largest prior donation being from Choate-Rosemary Hall in 2010 for $5,000.00 and New Life Church with their $2,500.00 donation in 2011.
The Wallingford Fireworks Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, recognized by the IRS. Its Tax Id# is: 27-2576599. Donations can be sent to Wallingford Fireworks Fund, Inc. c/o Jason Zandri, 35 Lincoln Drive Extension, Wallingford, CT 06492. Additional information regarding the fund’s efforts can be found on its blog at http://wallingfordfireworks.blogspot.com/
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