This is your opportunity to increase the impact of your JHHSM donation by giving through the Old Bill’s challenge! Be a History Hero and make your mark on history by being a part of our most important fundraiser of the year. Plus, when you give to the JHHSM through Old Bill’s this year, you get an opportunity to be a part of building our window timeline. Stop by 225 N. Cache to check it out!
Now through September 14, when you donate through Old Bill’s they’ll match a portion of your contribution. Visit our booth at the run on September 8th and grab a Tootsie Roll—an homage to our co-founder Homer Richards. To donate, visit www.oldbills.org.
History of Old Bill’s Fun Run
The first event of its kind in the nation, the idea for Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities came from an anonymous couple affectionately known as Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill. Their vision was to expand the charitable pie in Jackson Hole by encouraging the entire community to participate in philanthropy. Old Bill’s Fun Run has been an annual community event since 1997.
In the months leading up to the event, local donors make gifts of all sizes to their favorite causes. Old Bill’s makes giving easy as donors need only fill out one form and write one check to give to as many local organizations as they like.
In September, over 3,600 people come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in the country. The day is filled with a Fun Run and Walk, entertainment, food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration, combined with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations and has enabled them to raise over $100 million in over the last 22+ years.