Water Night was held last night during NamesCon, and according to an email from organizers, the event raised $138,000 in pledges to the non-profit Water School. This amount raised was based on pledges of $46,000 from Water Night attendees and a generous match from Namecheap and NamesCon.
Specifically, here’s what the email said about the fundraising effort:
Between pledges at the door, and pledges made specifically for the WaterShave inside, over $46k was committed to by you, the NamesCon attendees! With dollar for dollar matching by BOTH namecheap and NamesCon, that transforms into over $138,000 in donations raised by the industry for clean water projects. The WaterSchool charity will be following up with everyone over the coming weeks and we trust everyone will be quick to follow through knowing that every dollar collected becomes $3 to charity! Find out more about WaterSchool at www.waterschool.com
Prior to entry to the party, attendees were given cards on which they could pledge a specific amount of money to the Water School. In addition, donations were solicited prior to the “water shave.” Participating in the water this year were Kellie Peterson and Mike Robertson of Directnic and Kevin Kopas of Radix. I don’t have any photos of the shaved heads, but I am sure you will see them at some point soon.
It’s great to see people in the domain industry supporting an organization like The Water School, and kudos to Namecheap and NamesCon organizers for increasing the amount of money raised.