John Bebow, President & CEO of The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine
Each week Bridge Magazine brings you the biggest and best stories our team of veteran professional journalists can find in every corner of Michigan. We watchdog the state capitol and political campaigns, tell you what’s happening in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and with the economy, communities large and small, and Michigan’s environment and natural resources.
Anyone can read Bridge Magazine for free. But in-depth, nonpartisan, data-driven, professional journalism takes time and money. Bridge is here for the Michigan public. Bridge will continue to expand public service journalism as long as the public sustains the work.
Your tax-deductible donation today assures great Bridge journalism throughout 2018.
Your spring donation goes four times as far – thanks to matching pledges by four Michigan foundations.*
This is the second week of Bridge Magazine’s Spring Fundraising Drive. Last week we outlined four reasons we hope Bridge Magazine is worth your financial support… The decline of traditional newspapers… Bridge’s expanded content offerings… Our 2018 Michigan Truth Tour… And the fact that reader support makes all the difference.
This week we briefly ask you to imagine what Michigan would look like without substantive, credible newspapers. Who would watchdog government? Who would sift fact from fiction for voters in political campaigns? Who would look over the horizon to inform readers and leaders about Michigan’s future threats and opportunities? Who would keep YOU informed about your state?
So… We ask YOU… What is $2 per week worth? It buys two-thirds of a gallon of gas, a cup of coffee, or maybe a happy-hour beer… Consider how much more than $2 you pay for television or Netflix, tickets to concerts or sporting events, or even a box of movie theater popcorn. Finally, consider this… If enough readers join together, two dollars a week buys a long-term, sustainable future for Bridge Magazine’s in-depth public service journalism.
It takes less than 60 seconds to contribute a $10 monthly donation to grow and sustain Bridge Magazine’s award-winning journalism in this age of fake news and traditional newspaper decline.
You can count on Bridge to deliver Michigan’s most in-depth, nonpartisan and thoughtful news and information every week. Can we count on your support?
In gratitude for your readership and consideration,
John Bebow | President & CEO | 734 474 0166 (cell) | firstname.lastname@example.org
*Special thanks to the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Wege Foundation, and Glassen Memorial Fund for matching spring reader donations!