Mad Jack Challenge fundraiser fills big need!



UPDATE! All Aboard Ohio is 3/4th toward its Mad Jack fundraiser goal of $4,000. Please contribute on #GivingTuesday Nov 29 & help AAO! Giving Tuesday is the charitable response to Black Friday. We hope that donors will generously consider AAO this Tuesday as part of your giving and help us reach our Mad Jack goal. Thank you!

All Aboard Ohio’s Board of Directors, led by Chairman Jack Shaner, has issued a “Mad Jack Challenge” to its 500 members and the public. The board will match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $2,000 in donations received between now and the end of the year.

The goal of this Fall Fundraiser is to raise at least $4,000 to help pay for advocacy and educational efforts to help state officials see the need for more funding for passenger rail and public transportation. This is a critical time as the two-year operating budget for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be considered by lawmakers in early 2017.

In the past, All Aboard Ohio representatives testified on the need for rail and transit funding to the Ohio House and Senate Finance and Transportation committees – after the ODOT bill was introduced.

Unfortunately, we’ve learned that’s too late to make a difference. So this time around, we’ve gotten ahead of the game. We’re now finding some supporters in state government who are in a position, or soon will be, to make a difference for you, the rail and transit passengers of Ohio. But we need your help to keep up the fight!

Please make your donation today in whatever amount you can afford. We can accept credit card donations via our Web site CLICK HERE (note that the Ohio Association of Railroad Passengers does business as All Aboard Ohio). We can also accept monthly donations via our Web site, too, so you can boost your overall giving.

And, of course, we accept donations by check or money order payable to “All Aboard Ohio” and mailed to:

Ken Clifford, Treasurer
All Aboard Ohio
11817 Choctaw Dr.
Medway, Ohio 45341

Note that we are urging that checks be sent directly to our treasurer. Our Cleveland office mail delivery has become very unreliable. We will soon have a post office box set up.

We value your generous support! Remember that All Aboard Ohio is a 501c3 educational organization. Your donations may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax adviser. Thanks so much!


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