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The Great Wild Salmon Run
PO Box 50773
Bellevue, WA 98015
206-412-0610 telephone
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the money used for?
The money will be used by local nonprofits working on issues related to the Great Wild Salmon. We’ve posted a list of a number of groups working to protect, restore, educate, support the Great Wild Salmon.

Who gets the money?
A group of local nonprofits working to protect the Great Wild Salmon selected by the Board of Directors.

What is the process?
We will post a grants page detailing the application process. In addition, we will notify nonprofits working for the Great Wild Salmon by email and other postings. The Board of Directors will evaluate the submittals, make the final selection and administer the grants.

When will the money be disbursed?
After the auction of our Great Wild Salmon in the fall of 2012.

What is your fundraising goal?
To quote Lewis Carroll’s view on setting goals, “If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Certainly. it’s a difficult economy, but our target is $1,000,000 for the Great Wild Salmon. Join us. We can do this together.

I’m going to be on a spiritual quest for the next two years, can I just send you money?

How much can I give?
As much as you would like. We are looking for a group of major donors to help us build a strong financial foundation as we work towards our goal. In addition to money, please give us a call if you would like to donate goods and professional services.

Do you take credit cards?

Can I make monthly or quarterly contributions?

I want to be part of the Great Wild Salmon Run. How do I become a sponsor?
If we haven’t called you already, give us a call and we’ll send you a Sponsor Packet.

What is your Charter Boat?
It’s the first 100 individual donors at the $1000 level and the first 10 corporate sponsors at $25,000. Charter Boat members are special guests at the Artist Reception, receive special mention in the auction guide and on the Great Wild Salmon Run website. They receive advance notice of all the Great Wild Salmon Run events.

How do I sign up for your newsletter?
Click on the link for Fish Net.

I want to be part of the Great Wild Salmon Run. How do I volunteer?
You can fill out our volunteer form, send us an email or give us a call. We’ll sign you up. There’s lots of work to be done and we want you to be part of this serious fun.

I want to design a salmon. What is the process?
We have posted our Call to Artists and Artist Guidelines here. It will give you the information you need to submit a design for a salmon.

If you need additional information, contact or give her a call at 206-412-0610.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

How many Great Wild Salmon are you planning?
100 original public art Great Wild Salmon blanks will be fabricated.

When will the Great Wild Salmon be running?
Preliminary plans call for the Salmon to run from Memorial Day 2012 through Labor Day 2012.

Where will the Great Wild Salmon be running?
Preliminary plans call for the Salmon to run in downtown Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Kirkland.

How can I buy a Great Wild Salmon?
Individual salmon from the Great Wild Salmon Run will be auctioned off at a gala auction in the Fall of 2011. Check back for the date and location.

I like everything you’ve said so far and your website is very cool, but, what’s in it for me?
While it’s true saving the Great Wild Salmon isn’t world peace, it is an optimistic, profound way of saying, “I have faith in the future.” In the Pacific Northwest, we live in paradise. Everything we do to keep it the place we love is like a pebble tumbling into still water. It ripples out. It changes the world. And, who knows, maybe that will bring world peace. Give it a try. Enjoy peace and happiness and the knowledge you’ve done good in the world.

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The Great Wild Salmon Run is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support.

The GWSR is non-profit dedicated to supporting Wild Salmon through the display of public art and the auction of original art featuring salmon, with proceeds going to benefit those working to protect, restore, educate and support wild salmon.

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