‘We Think The Fourth Estate Is Pretty Darn Important’
At press time, nearly 50 newshounds, gatekeepers, high-level sources and at least two champions of the Fourth Estate have ponied up nearly $4,000 in our $60 for 60 campaign.
You may ask, what is this $60 for 60? Back in November, as part of our celebration of 60 years of continuous publishing, Greater Park Hill News launched a fundraiser to help raise money during a year that burned a few big holes in our pocket.
Like most newspapers, we rely on paying advertisers to keep us in the black. They help allow us to distribute the newspaper for free, via our unique blockworker program, to 12,000 homes and businesses in and around Park Hill. Like many of our advertisers – most of whom are also locally owned businesses – 2020 was a major challenge.
The fundraiser is designed to help make sure we can continue the tradition of delivering for free the news of the neighborhood – from in-depth and thoughtful information about our schools, libraries and government, to opinions and stories that highlight local businesses, characters and happenings in Denver’s best neighborhood.
We lightheartedly suggested several levels of giving: Newshound ($6), Gatekeeper ($60), High-Level Source ($100) and Champion of the Fourth Estate ($600). But really, you can give just about any amount – every donation helps. Contributions will be used help offset GPHN’s operations.
Your generosity has been outstanding. Huge thanks goes out to the following individuals and families who contributed varying levels of support — and also to a couple individuals who requested anonymity.
Stephen Abbott, Penny Ashley-Lawrence, Elizabeth Bennett, Sara Carlson, Rosalie Chamberlain, Mary Ellen Cochran, Kristy Corcoran, Catherine Cray, Nicole Delmoro, Harry Doby, Bruce Douglas, Jennifer Dyer, Dianne Eichenour, Judy Faught,, Mario Giardiello, Mary Jo Gross, Gretchen Hammer, Nam Henderson, Paula Hoffman, Elizabeth Johnson, Cynthia Kahn, William Leo Lakers, Andrew Lefkowits, Laura Lefkowits, Lynn Kalinauskas, Sharon Kermiet, Brenda and Stefan Mokrohisky, Harriet Mullaney, Carol Odwyer, Linda and Paul Orosz, Sally Ortiz, Lucy O’Shaughnessy, Martha Pearse, Erin Pier, Ellen W. Reath, Karen and Jeff Roberts, Deborah Round, David Rubin, T. Shane Sutherland, Kate Swan, Dianne V. Thiel and Helen Wolcott.
In addition to the donations, a few readers sent cards and comments, ranging from the matter-of-fact — “I really enjoy your newspaper” — to general thanks for covering neighborhood news. “I wish this could be more $$$,” wrote one supporter.
“The Greater Park Hill News brings us pride, enthusiasm, humor, and most importantly, a sense of connection every month,” wrote Helen Wolcott. “I’m proud to be a ‘high level source’ of that connection.”
“We think the Fourth Estate is pretty darn important!!!! At every level — thank you GPHN!” wrote Karen and Jeff Roberts.
Thanks to all of you for helping to keep your neighborhood newspaper alive and free to readers.
To donate, go to greaterparkhill.org/newspaper/support/
Last month, we published a list of all of the businesses who advertised in the newspaper in 2020. That list appears on our website as well. The next time you patronize one of these businesses, please let them know you appreciate their advertising choice – it means the world to us.
Heading into the new year, we expect we’ll have our hands full, tackling news and feature stories detailing those issues of ongoing and of critical importance to our neighborhood – as well as plain interesting characters doing interesting things. If you are interested in writing a news or feature story, opinion piece or photo – or just want to pass along a tip, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are additional resources for the Greater Park Hill News – your neighborhood newspaper.
Letters To The Editor
Please keep letters to 300 words or less. Send letters to email@example.com, and include your full name, and the neighborhood in which you live.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include all pertinent information about the event (who, what, where, when and why). Deadlines are the 15th of each month, for the following month’s issue.
Display and Classified Advertising
The newspaper is distributed on the first of the month to 12,000 homes and businesses in Greater Park Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. To place an advertisement, contact email@example.com. The classified ad forms is in the Media Kit, under the Newspaper tab at greaterparkhill.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-287-0442. Deadlines are the 15th of each month.
The newspaper is distributed on the first of the month by neighborhood volunteers – called blockworkers. Check out last year’s blockworkers on page 15. If you would like to volunteer, contact Melissa Davis at email@example.com.