You helped us raise $100,000!

You helped us raise $100,000!

50 days ago, SSDP was in trouble. A significant grant we had historically relied on was held up and at risk of not coming through, and it looked like we might have to scale back our efforts to fight the Drug War in 2014. But before giving up hope, we launched a crowdfunding campaign and reached out to our supporters to see if we could make up some of the difference, and wow, did you come through!
SSDP Indiegogo campaign

Just hours before the deadline, we broke $100,000! / screenshot credit: Sam Tracy

We set out with the ambitious goal of raising $100,000 in only 50 days. To be honest, some of us weren’t so sure we could do it. That’s a huge amount of money for any group, let alone a lean-and-mean nonprofit with a very small staff and an annual budget of less than $500,000. But our amazing network of students, alumni, and supporters rallied to the cause — 449 donors contributed a total of $100,641, bringing us over our goal and ensuring we’ll have the resources we need to continue our important work. And even more great news: near the end of the campaign we were notified by our major donor that we will still be receiving our large grant for 2014, meaning that rather than being used to make up for losses elsewhere, this crowdfunding campaign will allow us to seriously step up our efforts. This money will help us provide free starter kits for new chapters across the globe, more scholarships for students to attend our 2014 International Conference and Lobby Day, and one-on-one staff support for thousands of students working to end drug prohibition, one campus, state, and national policy at a time. Every single dollar contributed to this campaign will help us pursue our mission, but we’d especially like to thank the generosity of Scott Banister, who donated at our $50,000 “Superhero” level. In appreciation for his support, we’ll be creating the Scott and Cyan Banister Award to be presented at our annual awards ceremony. We also greatly appreciate the group of Colorado businesses who provided a $10,000 matching donation to help bring us over the top. We couldn’t have done it without them or the numerous others who chipped in and became a part of this campaign: $50,000+ Scott and Cyan Banister $10,000-$49,999 Anonymous $5,000-$9,999 Vicente Sederberg, LLC $1,000-$4,999 Anonymous (3) 3D Cannabis Center Jim Marty and Associates Mountain Medicines Kevin Herbert Joby Pritzker Charles Smith $500-$999 Anonymous (3) Hotel Company Inc. Alec Foster Davis Kiyo Aundre Speciale Eric Sterling $250-$499 Frances Fu Katrina Haffner Sahana Rajan Kellen Russoniello $100-$249 Anonymous (8) Arya Adibi James Anthony Dale Bewan Kathy Bonner Kathy Cadigan Samuel Caplan John Chamberlain Micah Daigle Eric Eisenberg Neill Franklin Frances Fu Jacob Gordon Danielle Harbison Randy Hencken Robert Hencken Todd Huffman Richard Kennedy Paul Kuhn Ted Kurkland Andrew Livingston Kris Lotlikar Sean Luse Madalyn McElwain John Morrissy Amanda Muller Genifer Murray Kat Murti Diane Naughton Josh Nermon Gena Pennington Victor Pinho Joe Quirk Joshua Reagan Lori Roscoe Ryan Safner Daniel Shanahan Brown SSDP Eric Sterling Andrew Tatarsky Jurriaan Van den Hurk Chris Wallis Jason Welte Tyler Williams Bill Wojtkowski abhinavsivasailam cdelatorre11 sdave njudell $60-$99 Anonymous (3) Brandon Alonzo Robert Bommicino Frank Briggs Kylie Campbell James Carroll John Chase Buddy Cosner Jessica Coutts Etienne Fontan Jim Foster Dan Goldman Andy Groff Kathryn Humphries Braum Katz Kevin Lee Andrew Livingston Aaron Lotlikar Genifer Murray Jonathan Perri Onyx Pietersen Christopher Rasch Julie Roberts Lori Roscoe Michael Russell Kellen Russoniello Cary Scobbie Eric Sienknecht Kenny Tan Renee Thompson Vivian Wong $25-$59 Anonymous (17) Michael Alahouzos Melvin Barnhart Alex Baskin David Braginsky Frank Briggs Daniel Brumbaugh Sr. Kynthia Brunette Brad Burge Kathy Cadigan Dan Carvajal Ryan Cassidy Scott Cecil Jess Cochrane Sara Conrad Stacia Cosner Cara Crabb-Burnham Scott Dennis Andrew Dolgin Shep Doze Jr. Shamus Durac Evan Eisenberg Andrew Elam Kean Erickson John Everest Frances Fu Grace Gabel Brooke Gilbert Sandra Goodall Michael Hamilton Kyle Hartz Meagan Heller Kat Humphries Jonathan Hwang Daniel Jabbour Jeffrey Kinnard Ron Knaus Andrew Koosed Kris Krane Darren LaFond Dustiney Laizure Ian Langmore Jason Levin Ben Levine Alyssa Lloyd Sue Lunbeck-Butler Rishi Malhotra Curtis Marder Todd Matier Daniel McGrath K. Millnick Jared Moffat Bob Nichols Evan Nison Don Noel Laura Notini Raquel Ortega A. Kathryn Parker Jonathan Perri Loretta Pirozzi Linnae Ponte Teresa Pugliese Philip Purciello Chelsea Rachel George Ray Joshua Reagan Bryan Richards Jed Riffe Megan Roberts Clayton Russell Matthew Russoniello Bob Schubring Stone Shen Marco Shuet Stephen Silberman Taylor Stockton Jesse Stout Ruth Stromberg Vanessa Stroud Adrian Stubbs Joshua Swain Morton Tenzer Eapen Thampy Sam Tracy Lauren Van Hoesen EJ Vassoc Brian Wallace Bill Watson Ethan Watters Judd Weiss Rachel Wissner Robin Wood Yee Wu Kevin Zhao Veganjenny akkin gdjoy Chester Ben cliff310 derkgilday Gerry shrink1 whiteside1 kachandler OnyuLee jgayder Maggie $10-$24 Anonymous (19) Gregory Adams Irina Alexander Tom Angell Kelly Barber Clark Battle Amanda Batts Conrad Behrman Jean Belden Evan Bernick Monica Black Arina Bleiman Kathleen Bock Rose Bono Greg Boyd Dustin Boyer John Bracaglia Carolyn Brown Gregory Bruno Linda Bucklin Lauren Buzinski Robert Cecil Michael Christison Nicholas Clawson Mitchell Colbert Casey Colby Taylor Cornish Olivia Cowenhoven John Cowgill Graham de Barra Paul DeMaggio Eric Dombrowsky Stephen Duke Alexavier Estrada Kevin Fan Mike Ferroni Alex Finkelstein Jared Fisher Marcus Foo Kevin Garcia Samantha Gbur Kyle Gregoire Mikayla Hellwich Matthew Hilliard John Hines Lynn Hochman Carter Holland Patrick Houston Daniel Hurwitz Angel Jimenez Chloe Judell-Halfpenny Lawrence LaFevre Michael Lamble Gerry Lanning Robyn Latchford Daniel Lazar Gillian Levy Sean Lynch Gregory Lyons Curtis Mah Sara Martucci Lauren Mendelsohn Alexis Monahan Bryce Montgomery Spencer Moon Amanda Muller Reid Murdoch David Myers Victor Nava Kelsey Nunez Matthew O’Brien Joseph O’Leary Brian Ortiz Juan Palenzuela Marko Pavisic Blake Paxton Brian Petrocelli David Pettus Samantha Powell Ben Price Alison Reid-Cunningham Robert Robertson David Roddis Sean Ryan Sarah Saucedo Jordan Schaeffer Seth Shoemaker Thom Silverstein Malcom Smith Kathleen Spain Robbie Spencer Lucy Stanus Jill Stazewski Devon Tackels Dakota Tackels Gary Taylor Polina Tchebotarova Leigh Torrence Lauren Traitz Kayla Westbrook Cassandra Whalen Scott Whitlock Merle Widmer Antonia Yang Nadejda Zaharieva Nicholas Zaiac Jenny Zhou bep89 slevy43 mjvotaw shadrach_z rerickson eelgravey willis010101 rekastner thevirtunaut Nitin actortress Ryan Alice Undisclosed Amounts DanceSafe Betty Aldworth Alejandro Alvarez-Flor Simon Board Marc Brandl Victoria Chillinski Dave Cosner Joseph Do Diane Fortune Luis Garcia Diaz Stephen Huh Jonathan Hwang Stefanie Jones John Jones Bronwen Keller Su Yeun Kim James Kowalsky Brandon Levey Debbie Livingston Amanda Muller Mikki Norris Lauren Padgett Brian Rodrigues-Brown Lucille Roscoe Reed Wurts ackbar321 nagasakisue soulinthemachine