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Thanks to the wonderful outpouring of support from so many of you, we raised $18,517 during this year’s reader drive, beating our goal of $18,000 and the $15,000 total from last year’s drive. Over 200 of you stepped up to support our coverage of urbanist issues, and to help us grow to include new events, projects, and initiatives in the coming year.

Special thanks also go to those of you who signed up for a recurring monthly donation. The number of monthly supporters doubled during this drive; monthly supporters give us a sustainable, continuing source of funds that we can build upon.

If you gave to us, please accept a heartfelt thank you from me and all of the editors and other volunteers at Greater Greater Washington.

And if you didn’t, it’s not too late! You can still support Greater Greater Washington and everything we have planned for the year here or by clicking the large orange “Support us” button at the top right of every page.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.