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November 5 , 2007
Vol. 3 No 3


$20,000 Raised

Goal $80,000

Work Bee November 11-16


Gifts to Date

The goal is to raise $80,000 in 80 days. We are 1/4 the way there -- we currently have $20,000 that has been donated since the campaign started. You need to be a part of reaching this goal. Remember, for each dollar you give, a generous donor will match it dollar for dollar. Donate now or make a commitment that will be paid by January 31, 2008.


Another Challenge Incentive

Woody Ross, now living in Lodi and running the art session at Albion each June, is offering a number of his paintings as an incentive to donate to the $80,000 in 80 days campaign. For gifts of $5,000 up to $9,999, he will give you a choice of several of his smaller framed and matted paintings. For gifts of $10,000 or more he is offering his larger paintings. These paintings are of the Albion and coastal areas. Below are photos of these paintings that are hanging in the dining room at Albion.


Check on our Progress on the PUC Web Page

There is a special page on the PUC web site that is plotting the progress of the campaign. Go to the PUC WEB SITE and click on the Albion Renovation Campaign. The thermometer will tell you how we are doing.

There are photos of the Field Station in the early days when the property was first purchased for $5,000. Other photos show the progress in the camp to what it looks like currently. Have a look!


How $1,000 will become $4,000

Jim and Karyn Marxmiller have been very strong supporters of Albion over the years. Jim teaches Biology at Mountain View Adventist Academy and takes his students to Albion for instruction in Marine Biology each fall.

Karyn works for Sun Microsystems in Sunnyvale.

Jim and Karyn decided they were going to contribute $1,000 to the campaign. Sun matches charitable gifts dollar for dollar up to $1,000. So, when Karyn gave her $1,000 Sun also contributed a matching $1,000 making a total donation of $2,000. Because of the challenge gift, the $2,000 will become $4,000. This could not have happened if Jim and Karyn had not initiated the original donation.

If your employer has a matching philanthropic gift program, start the ball rolling by a gift that can quadruple!


Next Work Bee

The next work bee is scheduled for November 11-16. We need all who can help. The goal is to finish the cedar siding, plumb the tankless water heaters, wire the sleeping lofts, hang the outside doors to Capella and generally complete a punch list of items in preparation for the dry wall and the upcoming rainy season.


How to Give or Make a Commitment

You can simply send your check to the Development Office

Development Office
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508

You can put your gift on your Visa or MasterCard

Call the Development Office, 707-965-7500, and Tonya or one of the secretaries will take your Visa or MasterCard transaction over the phone. As yet, we are not able to accept American Express. Or, you can donate online using your Visa or MasterCard. Go to the PUC WEB SITE and click on Albion Renovation Campaign and then click on Donate Now.

To make a commitment for payment on or before January 31, 2008

If you cannot give right now but want to be included, please call Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607, and discuss your gift so we can include it in the total toward our $80,000 in 80 days.


Don't Forget the Work Bee

Plan to come to the work bee. We need the volunteer labor as much as we need the funds for completing the project. Call Gibby or Larry or Wil Cook at the Field Station to let us know you are coming.

Currently Dave Wiebe is on medical leave until mid-December so your calls should be directed to Wil Cook, our chef and acting Station Manager.

Wil Cook , 707-937-5440,

Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607,

Larry Provonsha, 916-638-0842,


Camp Progress over the Years

Field Station When First Purchased for $5,000


Current Aerial Photo of the Station


Vanessa in the "Early Days"


Vanessa in the "Middle Ages"

Vanessa Now!

(old siding to be replaced the next work bee)


Woody Ross Paintings






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