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Weekly's annual Holiday Fund launches

Original post made on Nov 8, 2013

The Palo Alto Weekly formally launched its annual Holiday Fund drive this week, with a goal of reaching $350,000, Publisher Bill Johnson announced.

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

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To better understand $350K in 2013, what were the goals in recent years and what were the results?

Thanks


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Posted by Bill Johnson
publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

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Last year we had an all-time high of $390,000 in donations, boosted by an extra $25,000 from the Packard Foundation. For the last two years the Holiday Fund has received an anonymous $100,000 gift from a Palo Alto family foundation which we are keeping our fingers crossed about receiving again this year. Prior to that, we generally raised between $230,000 and $260,000. Since the Weekly and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation absorb all the costs, increased giving goes straight to the non-profits receiving grants. You can see a complete list of past recipients at Web Link.


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