The costs associated with a unique event of this caliber are substantial. Floating four 30' x 15' balloons in an urban river canyon is technically challenging. Balloon fabrication, technical specialists, barge rental, rigging, prep costs, security, permitting fees, insurance, taxes, etc, will add up to a substantial sum. As this project is an extension of our design business, we do not possess "not-for-profit" status. All collected donations will be designated to this project or be donated to charity. We will provide periodic financial data on our blog in order to be as transparent as possible.
Should administrative requirements or finances prevent the project from going forward, all residual collected funds will pass to charity.
Recipient charities to include Planned Parenthood, the National Resource Defense Council, International Refugee Assistance Program, MALDEF, ProPublica, ACLU, The Trevor Project, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.