New donors and renewing Members to Crosscut chipped in $1,530 in the last hours of the tax year, enabling us to beat our year-end goal by a nifty $310. We end our 2010 budget year on this good note, and in the black. There's even gas in the tank to help fuel a lot of new initiatives for 2011. So thanks folks, and welcome all you new Members. I'll hope to meet some of you at a new-Members drinks and discussion we'll be telling you about for later this month.
Even if you missed the tax deadline (gifts to Crosscut are tax-deductible), we still would love to have you as a new Member. If you join before the Jan. 25 event, you can come to this free gathering; or join at the door. It's easy to donate, using our online payment service, sending a check by mail, or donating on an automatic monthly schedule. Just go to our Donate Page. Donations are tax-deductible, and they earn you Member status and perks.
Members of Crosscut receive numerous benefits, on a tiered scale. Annual Memberships start at $35 ($25 for students). You will be eligible for free-to-Members events such as the new Member reception and discussion coming up in mid-January; ticket discounts; and forums and parties where you will meet newsmakers, Crosscut staffers and writers, special guests, and fellow Members. Our most recent all-Members event was a housewarming for our new offices in Pioneer Square. The event was free to Members, with food and wine and great conversation.
Thank you very much. We can't do Crosscut without you.