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Scott Pankratz's Fundraiser:

Get 15, Give 15, Celebrate 15

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BENEFITING: ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZER: ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2015

Scott Pankratz

THE STORY:

Big ideas and Enthusiasm. That's all we had when Julie and I started EPI.

When we started, we didn't have any money, so I sold my truck to buy airfare and pay for some photocopies. My mom gave me $200 to help out (thanks mom... maybe you could do that again now??). It doesn't take a lot to make a profound difference, and that's the point of this CrowdRise campaign. 

In May of 2000, 15 local high school kids joined us on a beach in Costa Rica. I wrote the curriculum; Julie and I taught the classes. We walked the beach at night together, telling stories, and looking for nesting sea turtles. We’ve come a long ways! Thanks for celebrating with us with your support.

My goal is to have 30 people donate $15 (or more). I promise this is a good investment--just ask my mom.

ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL...

The power of the individual is what EPI is all about. And it’s time to flex your power! Let’s join together to dream BIG and do BIGGER with a simple action: If 15 (x2) friends donate $15 each,  we’ll change the lives of 15 teens.

This year is EPI’s 15th anniversary, and more than 5,000 students will join EPI in the field in six countries. The majority of those kids are local teens in those countries who have never been on a field trip before. Never seen a live sea turtle, but have eaten their eggs. Never put their heads beneath the surface of the ocean, despite having grown up within sight of it.

Are you ready to make a difference for these teens, the next generation of conservation leaders? Help inspire them to dream BIG, get them connected to nature, and empower them to do BIGGER and better things for our planet. 30 friends give $15. It’s that simple.

As a special thanks to all who help, whether you're a team member or a donor, you'll get 15% off at our EPI store (now with new swag for everyone!). Even better? 

Really, you read this far?? Impressive. Yes, that 3rd picture is my '84 FJ60 aka. The Speed Cow. My home for 2 years while I worked seasonally. Sold to pay for EPIs first year's expenses. Worth every penny.

For 15 years, EPI’s mission has been to improve and inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships. To learn more, visit our CrowdRise Homepage or the EPI Website!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Scott Pankratz

    $15

  • Carrie Kappel

    $15

  • Carl Palmer

    $15

  • Kim Langmaid

    $100

  • CC

    $15

  • Bill and Colleen Gardner

    $60

  • Carol and Paul

    $30

  • anna hunt

    $15

  • Loren and Ethelyn Pankratz

    $30

  • John Price

    $15

  • Lynn Price

    $15

  • Shawn, Cahtey Murphy

    $30

  • Jeanne Johnson

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mark Schmidt

    $85

  • Ann Quirk

    $15

  • Rachael Caldwell

    $15

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102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $15,647 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Christy Miele

Amount Raised

$2,666

 

178% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Pankratz

Amount Raised

$1,530

 

102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Hogen

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Eggers

Amount Raised

$1,155

 

116% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Kamman

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

71% Raised of $1,416 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Kappel

Amount Raised

$770

Fundraiser Title

Haley Hanson

Amount Raised

$766

 

153% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olivia Angell

Amount Raised

$735

Donor Comments

Rachael Caldwell

Rachael Caldwell

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Ann Quirk

Ann Quirk

DONATION: $15

Nice work Scott! 2 years ago

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

DONATION: $85

Hey Scott, thanks for making a difference! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Jeanne Johnson

Jeanne Johnson

DONATION: $500

I love the work you do. Keep it up! The world needs you. 2 years ago

Shawn, Cahtey Murphy

Shawn, Cahtey Murphy

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Lynn Price

Lynn Price

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

John Price

John Price

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Loren and Ethelyn Pankratz

Loren and Ethelyn Pankratz

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

anna hunt

anna hunt

DONATION: $15

3 years ago