Yes my night Cherubs I am the worst at blogging we all already know that BUT I am still on the job forwarding the cause to save this beautiful building and have made strides toward the goal!
Alright what have I been up to? Reconsidering our position. Opening up more ways for us to get noticed and being able to bring San Diego and he world the most extraordinary theatre experiences.
To facilitate a stronger position for financing the project I have created a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The new company is called Davenport Griffin Preservation Group Inc and the accompanying website will be http://www.davenportgriffinpreservationgroup.org.
The process is ongoing many of you may know that obtaining a non-profit is a long expensive process that I have self funded. We now have a new board of directors and are being registered with the California State Board of Charities.
This new company opens up funding opportunities that we never could access before. It also allows corporations and individuals the chance to participate in donations on a larger scale as they can write their donations off on their taxes. We now qualify for Federal grants, bond programs, tax credits, discounted services and the availability for many products and services free of charge.
Now come with me lets see what else has happened since I came back to my beloved San Diego California!
Well I work for Charter Communications which is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country. That alone is meaningless to our cause until I add the fact that they have graced me with a HUGE important platform for showcasing our project, a Television interview about the theatre!
How did this happen you ask? While watching a training on non-profit bookkeeping in the breakroom at work in walks Del J. Heintz the Senior Director of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications now this man is very high on the food chain in the company and me, well, not so much but when I tell you he was a nice as he could be, he was and is.
We started a conversation and he asked me what I did for the company and what I was doing. He was delighted to find out that I own a non-profit and told me we could help each other. He gave me his card and asked me to contact him in mid December (this was 2016) to discuss the company helping with the project. He spoke about providing funding and media opportunities.
Fast forward to our next meeting – he provided me the media opportunity to appear on Charter Local Edition on the California Channel whose viewership is almost 6 million! It is a show whose guests have always been top politicians not Community based campaigns like ours. Now they decided to launch a new series with our project as the first of its kind to be featured!!
Next week I will post the YouTube link that the project was featured on it was a 9 minute interview with 2 others to make up the 1/2 hr show, the show airs a week after that I will post that information too.
On that same day as the interview the Historic Resources Board voted NOT to remove the historic designation from the site!!
This throws a monkey wrench into the demolition of the site!
We still have City Council to deal with and another meeting but it is a positive step ahead! The new website goes live next week too!
Until then I remain your,