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February 24, 2012

Our goal is complete! The $100K has helped us raise more than $800,000 for the MPA. Read more here: http://bit.ly/sDmhK9  See more
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THE STORY:

Last spring, with Summit at Sea fast approaching, we asked our community a simple questions: "What is one thing that you, your company, or your industry can do to protect the ocean?"

The answers we received were funny, poignant, and creative. We posted them on sharktagyoureit.com as part of a competition to go shark tagging at Summit with the University of Miami. 

One attendee had a particularly innovative response. Kristofor Lofgren, founder of Bamboo Sushi, the country's first sustainable sushi restaurant, presented the idea to use revenue from his restaurant to help create marine protected areas where fish could find sanctuary and reproduce.

The shark tagging expedition had an immediate impact. Blake Mycoskie announced a shark shoe for 2012 and committed $25,000 to the University of Miami's shark program.

Kristen Bell talked about the 200,000 sharks slaughtered daily for their fins on the Tonight Show. 

The campaign hit millions. 

Then we got a call from Kristofor. He had a $250,000 check and a plan: "Let's create a marine protected area together." 

Turns out, twenty miles from where the ship anchored at Summit at Sea there's a sanctuary that needs help. It's one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the Bahamas and was named a marine protected area (MPA) a decade ago.

But it's a sanctuary only in name. There's no infrastructure, not a single enforcement, officer, and no protection.

The Nature Conservancy needs $500,000 to get the park running. Thanks to Kristofor, Bamboo Sushi and others, we've raised more than 400K. 

Now we're turning to the most giving community we know--all of you--to help with the last $100,000. 

Tim Ferriss has already offered a $25,000 match and Tony Hsieh just announced that he will also match every dollar up to $25,000.

Get involved. Donate what you can.

Even better... donate and join our team and become a fundraiser. 

We know you are the most connected people on the planet, so let's kick those networks into action.

Summit Series events last three days. This is an opportunity to make an impact that will last a lifetime. 

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To This Fundraiser

$101,138

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paolo von Nuremberg

    $25

  • Paul Dunay

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Leslie Taylor

    $20

  • Zangoglia Family

    $10

  • Gabe

    $10

  • Tony Hsieh

    $5,000

  • Melissa Brooks

    $1,500

  • Leigh and Kim Rowan

    $36

  • Terrence Gearhart

    $10

  • Glenda & Fernando Pacanins

    $100

  • Audrey

    $750

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tony Hsieh

    $5,000

  • Gary Kosman

    $25

  • Cherisse Gardner

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brian Morel

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Michael Drake

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Landau

    $100

  • Sheila Peterson

    $400

  • Jo from NZ

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • anita c.

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ella and JoJo From Austin

    $10

  • Allen Yang

    $51

  • ceechange

    $10

  • adam devito

    $20

  • Joanna Chu

     

  • Max Kabat - greendog

    $100

  • Joe Kelen

    $20

  • Michele Promaulayko/Women's Health mag

    $1,500

  • Eva Ho

    $100

  • Kevin Strauss

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ivy Hajduk

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave Kashen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sam Saddigh

    $50

  • Leon and Linda Webber

    $100

  • mia maestro

    $50

  • thayer walker aka dad

    $50

  • Bence Oliver

    $50

  • Jane Morrison

    $50

  • Marc Chafiian

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert Berman

    $100

  • Michelle Delaney

    $50

  • Arjun Arora

    $25

  • Jane Ginsburg

     

  • Living Greens

    $100

  • m+y+b

    $500

  • Owl Johnson

    $50

  • Vijay Chattha, VSCpr

    $150

  • Gia Scatchell

    $50

  • Garret & Roxxe Ireland

    $25

  • Vijay Chattha, VSCpr

    $202

  • Tony Hsieh

    $5,000

  • Jackie Wilgar

     

  • Adrianne

    $250

  • Elizabeth Gore

    $250

  • Sharon Rechter

    $100

  • Christine Cowles

    $25

  • Samantha Schoech

    $25

  • Peg

    $25

  • Josh Levine

    $200

  • Caroline McCarthy

    $25

  • Doug Akin

    $250

  • Jeremy Larner

    $1,000

  • Adrianne

    $25

  • R Jayhawker

    $25

  • Doug Davis

    $5,000

  • Tony Hsieh

    $10,000

  • Susan & Eric Koger

    $50

  • Mark Stermer

    $25

  • Tara Barry

    $10

  • John Kluge

     

  • Andrew Günsberg

     

  • Iman Jalali

    $100

  • Jenna Green

    $100

  • SVB Financial Group

    $500

  • Anon

     

  • front9agency.com

    $20

  • Tracey brower

    $15

  • Puja

     

  • Diane Davidson

     

  • Mariann Jelinek

    $25

  • Jason Fiore

    $25

  • Megan Mullin

    $25

  • Jaxon Hutchinson

    $10

  • Anna Noble

     

  • Lara Cox

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Berryman Coggeshall

    $15

  • Sindy Dörgeloh

    $25

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101% Raised of$100,000 Goal

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The Team: $101,138 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Summit Series

Amount Raised

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100% Raised of$100,000 Goal

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Amanda Darby

Amount Raised

$250

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Kate Denton

Amount Raised

$100

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Allen Yang

Amount Raised

$51

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Alicia Dunams

Amount Raised

$50

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Stephanie Wear

Amount Raised

$50

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Delilah Rothenberg

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$50

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Jeremy Ulstad

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

Sindy Dörgeloh

Sindy Dörgeloh

DONATION: $25

Love these ideas. Thank you so much for setting it up! 6 months ago

Berryman Coggeshall

Berryman Coggeshall

DONATION: $15

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Lara Cox

Lara Cox

DONATION: $15

10 months ago

Anna Noble

Anna Noble

1 year ago

Jaxon Hutchinson

Jaxon Hutchinson

DONATION: $10

Tim Ferriss wanted me to 2 years ago

Megan Mullin

Megan Mullin

DONATION: $25

For my greatest love, the ocean. I would be lost without you. 2 years ago

Jason Fiore

Jason Fiore

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mariann Jelinek

Mariann Jelinek

DONATION: $25

In honor of continued learning and "sharpening the saw." 3 years ago

Diane Davidson

Diane Davidson

Dillon Davidson 4 years ago