Ever imagined you’d own a local news organization one day? When you become a co-owner of The Devil Strip, you’re not just shaping our future but helping us make Akron a better place to live.

Your donations are tax-deductible, and from now through Dec. 31, 2019, each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar through support from the national NewsMatch campaign. Donors with an Ohio address will get an ownership stake in The Devil Strip starting at just $12 a year. Donors outside of Ohio are not eligible to receive a share but will still receive member perks that aren’t limited to use inside Akron. More details at thedevilstrip.com/co-op

Member – $12/year

Here’s what you get:

All the Feels – You’re supporting work by people like you covering issues that matter most to Akron.

Ownership Stake in The Devil Strip – If you have an Ohio address, you will vote on important topics as a co-owner. If you’re an out-of-state supporter, you’ll own a piece of our hearts forever (metaphorically speaking).

Welcome Pack – When you make a one-time donation of at least $12 a year, we’ll mail you a member card, member-exclusive stickers and a membership guide.

Friends of The Devil Strip – $60/year

Here’s what you get:

All the Feels [BONUS: Feel Goods] – How could we like you anymore than we already do? You’re pro-Akron and pro-journalism. Have an extra helping of Feel Goods on the house!

Ownership Stake in The Devil Strip – If you have an Ohio address, you will vote on important topics as a co-owner. If you’re an out-of-state supporter, you’ll own a piece of our hearts forever (metaphorically speaking).

Reporter’s notebook and pen set – Make a one-time donation of at least $60 a year, we’ll send you a mail you a TDS notebook and pen, plus your member card, member-exclusive stickers and a membership guide.

The Devil’s Advocates – $144/year

Here’s what you get:

All the Feels, plus bonus Feel Goods and a side of Good Vibes – You’re part of something cool. Something big. Something that hasn’t been done before. It’s exciting, right? Those are the Good Vibes!

Ownership Stake in The Devil Strip – If you have an Ohio address, you will vote on important topics as a co-owner. If you’re an out-of-state supporter, you’ll own a piece of our hearts forever (metaphorically speaking).

Travel Mug Welcome Pack – Make your one-time donation of at least $144, and you’ll get our coveted travel mug, which everyone wants but only donors like you will get. Plus, your TDS notebook and pen, member card, member-exclusive stickers and a membership guide.

Exclusive discounts and specials – We’ll be your concierge to the best of Akron with monthly deals at local restaurants, shops and such.

Only in Akron experiences – In addition to unique meet-ups, events and behind the scenes opportunities, donors like you will be entered for raffles to get some super rare Akron experiences.

The 330 Club – $330/year

Here’s what you get:

Warm Fuzzies plus All the Feels, the Feel Good and the Good Vibes – It’s getting cold outside. You need all the warm fuzzies you can get. And you know what, you earned them with your support of our community-focused, radically pro-Akron journalism.

Lifetime Ownership – You’ll have a fully vested share of The Devil Strip for life with voting rights on important topics with board and committee eligibility, if you sign up with an Ohio address. However, if you’re an out-of-state donor, you’ll own a piece of our hearts (metaphorically speaking).

Lunch Bag Welcome Pack – Make a one-time donation of at least $330, and you’ll get to rock your new media mogul status at the office like a true boss with our luxe lunch box, coveted travel mug, notebook and pen set, member card, member-exclusive stickers and a membership guide.

Ask Me Anything’ Luncheons – Ever wonder about the stuff that doesn’t make it into the story? Find out when you’re invited to our new ‘Ask Me Anything’ events with our journalists and the Akronites they’ve featured.

Get a “Plus One” for every invite – Bring a friend when you come to our unique meet-ups, events and behind the scenes opportunities, as well as the chance for raffles to get some super rare Akron experiences.

Exclusive discounts, giveaways and specials – We’ll be your concierge to the best of Akron with monthly deals at local restaurants, shops and such.  

Founder’s Circle – $1000+/year

Here’s what you get:

Limited Edition Platinum Warm Fuzzies plus  All the Feels, the Feel Good and the Good Vibes – Okay, there’s no such thing as limited edition platinum warm fuzzies, but if there were, you’d deserve them and then some because you’re helping us out tremendously when you donate at this level. Your generosity could be game-changing.

Swank Fleece Pullover Starter Pack – With your one-time donation of at least $1,000, we’ll get you decked out in these swank fleece pullovers embroidered with our logo, plus the luxe lunch box, much-coveted travel mug, notebook and pen set, member card, member-exclusive stickers and a membership guide.

Breakfast Salons – You’ll not only be invited to attend these special morning soirees but also to help curate them as a meeting of the minds featuring some of the most interesting people we know.

Get a “Plus Three” for every invite – Bring a friend or two (…or three!) with you to our members-only events and meet-ups as well as the stuff exclusive to this level.

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