We're winding down our Membership drive for this spring, with just a few more days to go. Special urgency today: If you join or renew by tonight, you can come to our Members-come-free party tonight. And you can join at the door, as well. We still have a matching gift, which means your donation will be doubled. Donate online through Pay-Pal, including a monthly payment plan.
Here are some details about tonight's party, which is a celebration of Crosscut's fourth birthday and a tribute to Pioneer Square, our new home. The party will be at 109 S. Main, between First S. and Occidental S. in Pioneer Square. It's the old space of Elliott Bay Books' used book store, in the Globe Building pictured to the right.
Party starts at 5 and goes to 7:30, with refreshments. Free to Members. You'll meet newsmakers, staffers, writers, and a few famous folks. We'll have a short program around 6, with some surprise announcements as well as brief remarks from three folks who are making Pioneer Square come back to life. I'll be there, of course, and I hope you'll introduce yourself and give us some good ideas for stories and ways to improve Crosscut.
Parties for Members are just one of the benefits you'll enjoy as an Annual Member. See the Member Page for more details. You'll also be a part of the community effort to sustain quality journalism for the region, and your gift is tax deductible to nonprofit Crosscut. Kick in at the $100 level and we have a stylish Crosscut tee shirt as a gift. Get lucky in the grand prize drawing at the end for all who join or renew during this drive, and you could win a stylish new iPad 2.
Wednesday's winners in the daily drawing are Aaron Hayden of Belltown (two free tickets to Seattle Art Museum with its current Nick Cave show) and Bert Bergman of Port Townsend (a $25 gift card to any Ivar's Seafood Restaurant). Today's drawing will be for four free tickets to the Henry Art Gallery, a contemporary art museum on the U.W. campus, and another drawing for four tickets to remaining shows of Seattle Arts & Lectures for this season. Such a deal!
Also, we have a $2,500 matching gift from Carol Lewis and Tom Byers, so any donation while that match lasts will be doubled.
Crosscut is a new breed of local online journalism: thoughtful, diverse in points of view, free of charge, rooted in community mission, and guided by its Members. Seattle is a national leader in creating this new formula for quality, lively, open-minded journalism. But it can't be sustained without the generosity of hundreds of our annual Members, and the more generous you are the better we can deliver this kind of reporting and commentary. Please donate today.
See you at the party!