May 25, 2015
This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year.
Big news! ACRE is
moving to a bigger and better location!
As you mayknow, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.
You are among the
first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our
ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous
donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In
addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining
$20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are
hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art
Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and
community support for the project. We softly launched our
fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on
Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public launch. If you are able, I ask that you please contribute between now and the 25th. Your contribution will make an even greater impact if made at this time, as it will help us to build momentum for the campaign’s launch and indicate to future donors that there is enthusiasm for the project.
Here’s a direct link to ACRE’s Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569629484/help-build-acres-new-home-in-chicago
I sincerely hope you will consider helping ACRE take this crucial step in our development. I’ve always felt that ACRE has an uncanny knack for being able to accomplish a lot with very little. I can’t wait to show you what we are capable of with a new and improved home base.
Sincerely and With
PS- If you are interested in making a significant contribution outside of the campaign please feel free to contact me.