Charlevoix Bridge Lighting Project

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Join Today and Donate! Thank you....

The Charlevoix Bridge Lighting Project group of volunteers needs your help to complete the implementation of this worthy project! Our goal now is to gather the final funds from individuals and organizations who want to become part of this permanent legacy for all to enjoy. Please join us in bringing this magical lighting installation to the Charlevoix Memorial Bascule Bridge by donating at the highest level possible. The work we will complete together:

  • Lights illuminating the blue arch of the bridge, 2 on each side.
  • 4 safety lights underneath the bridge walkways, which are currently unlit.
  • Multiple lights along the two embankment railings in a stationary wave pattern.
  • Multiple lights on the Bridge Street railings which are dark and unnoticed now.
  • All the lights are hi-efficiency LED’s.

How you can help:

Please donate at whatever level you can afford.

Luminary = $25,000 + Luminary campaign is seeking businesses, foundations and or individuals to propel the Charlevoix Bridge Lighting Project and bring it to light in 2018. Luminaries will be honored in the Bridge Lighting Ceremony and have the opportunity to take part in turning on the lights. Luminaries will also be listed with media outlets (with approval).

Shooting Star = $10,000 + Shooting Star campaign is seeking businesses, families and individuals that are committed to the revitalization of Charlevoix. These donors will be represented on the donor plaque. Donors will take part in the celebration when the lights are turned on.

North Star = $5,000 + North Star campaign is seeking businesses, foundations, and or individuals to sponsor lights. A generous donation of $5,000 or above will get you a personal donor recognition on a plaque commemorating our Bridge Project that will be displayed prominently near the bridge. Donations as a memorial or honorarium to someone special is encouraged.

Shining Star = $2,500 +

Beacon of Light = $1,000 +

Guiding Light = $500 + Donations of $500 or more will be included on the plaque by the Bridge.

Ray of Light = $250 +

Spark of Light = $100 +

Valued Bridge Supporters at any inspired amount can make easy tax-deductible PayPal donations at the link on our website;

Donations made through PayPal include a processing fee, so people donating larger amounts are encouraged to send a check.

Supporters may send donation checks to Silver Linings Charlevoix, the 501(c)3 overseeing the project, and mail to P.O. Box 650, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

100% of the donations go to the Project.

If you or your organization would like to make a donation above the North Star level, please contact our project coordinator to make special arrangements at:

Larger donations, please pay by check. PayPal charges a processing fee. Smaller donations can be made via PayPal, use donate button above.

The next set of donation acknowledgement/tax letters will be sent out May 2019.

Thank You for your generous donation!

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For more information contact:

Leilani Leigh Durbin - Project Coordinator:

Silver Linings Charlevoix POB 650 Charlevoix, MI 49720