Phase 1 of this project was supported by three organizations. We received a planning grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to study the feasibility of such a project, a grant from the National Storytelling Network Member Grant for development of a storytelling program and a companion E-book and a grant from the Buckeye Trail Association to help with the whole project.
Our Kickstarter campaign backers raised more than $3,500! This money was used as seed money as we apply to larger corporations and foundations. They are included in the donor list below in alphabetical order.
Phase 2 includes the
creation of our one-act play, "Trail Magic" and the completion
of the PBS Documentary. Grants from The Ohio History Fund, The Staples
Foundation and The Women's Fund of the Lorain Community Foundation were
joined by many individuals.
We salute ALL our supporters who are listed below:
Special thanks to these individuals and organizations who have provided assistance for this project: Carola and David Bamberger, Ms. Allison Brady, Ms. Ruth Camp/North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Mr. Robert Croyle, Kathie Dice, Sharon Epstein, Mr. Rick Fortney, Michael Higgins, Carolyn Jack, Rod Knight, The Lake County Historical Society, Kelly Lawrence, Cheryl McConelll, Anne, McEvoy, Bill O'Brien, Andrea Ranta, Alisa Riccardi, Tracy Rue, Kelly Boyer Sagert, Jeff Satterfield, Sue Schillig, Maria Surovy, Grant Thompson, Holly Tomasch, TrueNorth Cultural Arts/Lorain County Metro Parks, Alethea & Jordan Wilhelm, Rebekah Wilhelm, Shirley and Jaye Wolfe, Betty Zak.
We'd also like to thank these supporters who took the time to send us letters of encouragement.
would like to support this project with a tax-deductible donation, you
can send a check made payable to Eden Valley Enterprises; 1250 East River
St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 ( you can download
a convenient PDF form) or pay online with PayPal by pressing the "Donate"
button below. (As a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3)
or the Internal Revenue Code, all donations are tax-deductible. You will
receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes.)
You can also shop AND support this project at ShopForYourCause. Simply register on the site, choose Eden Valley Enterprises as your cause, and shop! Any purchases made through this site, will provide a donation to Eden Valley -- it's that simple!
We will be posting more information about this exciting new project as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any stories or memories of your own about Emma Gatewood that you would like to share as we research her life or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.
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