Here’s The Story In A Nutshell
All of the CNYO expenses are currently (and happily) paid for by the CNYO members, making sure we have everything we need to (1) promote our presence at CNY events and (2) educate and enlighten CNYO event attendees. As we’ve ramped up from assorted CNY sessions in 2013 to a more involved schedule with regular events around CNY in 2014, our budget has grown accordingly.
Our 2014 Expenses
Onondaga County Parks Permit: $100/year
CNYO Liability Insurance: $250/year
Printing And Tri-folding CNYO Brochures: $120/year
Website And Domain Name Renewal: $100/year
Signage And Event Materials: $100/year
CNYO Keychain Flashlights (Don’t Mention The Whistles): $2/each
If you exclude the keychains, our 2014 budget comes to $670/year.
We’re Not In It For The Money…
CNYO members enjoy bringing amateur astronomy to the public enough to cover the costs regardless. That said, if you wanted to lighten our load by helping offset some of our yearly expenses, we certainly won’t complain! Simply use the Paypal button below and donate whatever amount you like (CNYO is a real nickel + dime operation, so every little bit actually does help!). Also, we are happy to gratefully acknowledge your support on the site by adding you to our Donor List.
We want to bring a greater appreciation of the Night Sky to many more people – passing along the cnyo.org link to people you think might be interested in attending one of our sessions is the absolute best way you can support our effort!