For the record, when I asked someone who is a "professional fundraiser" if we should attempt to raise our showcase funds through a "crowd" fundraising site like Kickstarter, she said, "Unless you have incredibly generous friends and family--I wouldn't suggest it."
Guess what? WE HAVE INCREDIBLY GENEROUS FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, CO-WORKERS, FAMILY, ACQUAINTANCES AND SUPPORTERS and when each of those people made a small contribution that was within their means, IT MADE A DIFFERENCE and allowed us to raise OVER $15,000!!
There is hope for mankind.
I know it's redundant to keep saying thank you, but,