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$67,145 is Raised for Marketplace on the Green Project!

Post Date:02/11/2019 2:30 PM

Meridian Township, MI – The Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department began a $50,000 Patronicity Crowdfunding Campaign in December 2018 for the Marketplace on the Green Project. 

The proposed new project will transform the Farmers’ Market into a social and economic centerpiece in Meridian Township, providing community space for the Farmers’ Market, craft fairs, Township-wide events, adult and youth sports, live music and more. 
Funding for the Marketplace on the Green Project needed to reach $50,000 by February 8th to receive a matching grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Public Spaces Community Places Program. 

“We want to thank everyone who contributed to smashing our goal of $50,000 for the Marketplace on the Green Project,” said LuAnn Maisner, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We could not have done it without the over 156 patrons who donated and helped us reach the finish line.” 

By February 8, 2019 $67,145 was raised for the Patronicity Crowdfunding Campaign. Donations received above the $500 level:

$500 + Donors: DeAndra Beck, Culver’s of Okemos, Dave and Rashi Gupta, John Hamelink, Chris Nugent (Horizon Bank) 
$1000: Advanced Rheumatology, PC; Chris Buck and Martha Hentz, The Therapy Institute
$2000: Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, Carl Wesolek and Polar Bear 5K participants
$4,194: Meridian Area Business Association (MABA)
$10,000: Meridian Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Haslett/Okemos Rotary Foundation
$25,000: Haslett-Okemos Kiwanis  

An additional list of donors who previously gave to the project and were not engaged in our Patronicity Crowdfunding Campaign include:
Meridian EDC: $50,000
Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club: $35,000
Capital Region Community Foundation: $75,000
Haslett-Okemos Kiwanis Club: Pledge of $50,000 over the next two years.
Liaison for Intergovernmental and Neighborhood Cooperation (LINC): $3,000

Parks and Recreation Director LuAnn Maisner can be reached for comment at maisner@meridian.mi.us or 517.853.4610

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