ASBPA is looking to raise $15,000 from our members and supporters to partially fund our new professional “Fellow” for 2021. We have a tremendous opportunity with a matching donation pledged for the first $7,000 raised!
Can you help us raise $9,000 to meet our match and hit our goal?
Will you contribute?
The Fellow is a nearly full-time junior staff position, which ASBPA had for the first time ever in 2020. With project management responsibilities, leadership development and networking, the fellowship provides hands-on experience and training in working in the non-profit coastal sector. By coordinating new initiatives and supporting our virtual events, the position has also become essential to ASBPA.
The fellowship was self-funded in 2020, but needs to be funded by ASBPA in 2021. We have some funding identified, but need to raise at least an additional $15,000 from members and supporters.
After interning with ASBPA in 2019, Annie Mercer became our Fellow for 2020. She has been involved in many aspects of ASBPA’s work, and has led three major initiatives:
The work that Annie has led must continue into 2021. Blue Flag is just starting to get up and running. We are already planning a virtual Coastal Summit in 2021, and hope to have some online elements at the in-person National Coastal Conference in October. And helping communities understand local funding options for their coastal projects will be one of the key challenges of the sea level rise era.
Please help us continue this critical work with a special contribution!