Power Up 2023 Campaign Results and Thank You

Thank you to all of our Power Up 2023 capital campaign donors.
Total Raised: $150,876
Number of Donors to Campaign: 70

The campaign enabled Portland Wheelers to purchase two new Ford E-Transit vans, cover the increased rent at our new garage, and support the employment of a wonderful full-time Operations Manager. We are looking forward to many more miles of smiles!

($5,000 and up)

Irving Family Foundation
Luke’s Lobster
Cindy & Peter Carmichael
Karen & Rich Schilling
Hope Sterling
Susan Wall

($1,000 – $4,999)

Eyecare Medical Group
Norway Savings Bank
Portland Accessibility Remodelers
Diane Conley
Denise LaRue
Alan & Genny Leathers
Jeff & Susie Saffer
Barbara Trentacosta

($500 – $999)

Audet Enterprises
Robinson Smith Wealth Advisors
Keith Cunningham
Lindsay Fisher
John Grew
Mark Sundermann

($100 – $499)

Back Cove Personal Fitness
Gelinas HVAC Services
Health Coaches at Stevens Square
Teamsters Local Union 340
Lydia Badger
Jan Barker
Betsy & Dan Barrett
Anne Berlind
Patty Bruce
Paul Chaiken
Nancy Chapin
Julia Flanders
Candice Jewett
Mimi MacLeod
Morganne MacVane
Jean Montesano
Cathy Nugent
Patricia O’Brien
Annalee Pease
Ray Richard
Matthew Richardson
Tom Roeber
Joanne Sacher
Jim Scherer
Lindsay Sirois
Rick Smith
Susan Soule
Harrison Ting
Greg van Liew
Teresa Warren
Bethany Webb
Mandy Yates

(Up to $99)

Cheryl Adams
Cush Anthony
Brian Brewer
Kristin Huber
Ann-Marie Kane
Robin Kessler
Marc & Nancy Kessler
Natalie & Gerald Kessler
Sarah Liziewski
Ann-Marie McKenna
Pam Meader
Catherine Mushok
David Santoro
Louise Tammaro
Kris Wing

Power Up 2023 is Portland Wheelers’ most ambitious capital campaign to date seeking $150,000. Portland Wheelers is Powering Up for the future.  We have been working behind the scenes to ensure that we continue to offer free rides to folks unable to ride a bike by themselves.

We are replacing our aging trucks and trailers with two new Ford E-Transit all-electric cargo vans. The vans will allow us to transport and store our trikes out of the elements and provide safer loading and unloading. Our volunteers will now roll trikes on and off the vans instead of lifting the heavy trikes.

We have moved into a larger and better garage space to house our trucks, trikes, and equipment. Now with more space for trike maintenance and our Level 2 EV charging station.

After several years of the board of directors running the daily operations of the organization, we have hired a full-time Operations Manager. Now the board will focus on steering while our Operations Manager will do the pedaling.

The Power Up 2023 funds will pay for the cargo vans and the first year of additional expenses for the new garage, insurance, additional staffing, and all associated expenses.  Increased expenses beyond year one will be included in our annual operating budget.

Power Up 2023 is an investment in our future and is focused on continuing the joy of Adapted Biking Fun!