The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has launched their 2016 member drive in an effort to increase community support for the organization.
The nonprofit partnership is charged with raising private sector funds to help enable the Atlanta Beltline project. It works to support the project, engage residents in Beltline neighborhoods and provide strategic partnerships to those neighborhoods.
“The Atlanta BeltLine cannot thrive without the support of its local community,” said Rob Brawner, Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, in the news release about the membership drive. “By joining as a member, Atlanta BeltLine users and fans have the opportunity to impact and connect our great city physically, culturally and economically.”
Membership packages range from $45 to $500 and can be purchased from the campaign by clicking here.
ABP is also offering users and enthusiasts the chance to win gifts when they pledge money to the campaign. The prizes include a custom-commissioned Tiny Door from local artist Karen Anderson, a Mantra fixed-gear, single speed bike from Mountain High Outfitters or the opportunity to walk in the 2017 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade with the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons.
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership works to secure private, corporate and philanthropic support for the Atlanta Beltline project.
The partnership was the center of the very public resignation of Beltline visionary Ryan Gravel. Gravel, along with along with fellow-board member Nathaniel Smith, resigned from the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on Sept. 26.
Gravel said the Beltline has not given enough attention to housing affordability along the 22-mile trail.