Start Me Up!

I received a phone call today from a person who will back this project for $1000. 1 catch: he wants to challenge everyone to do the same. He will match the first $1000 pledged starting today 7-7-11. We need to have the pledge in by July 22, 2011 12 noon CDT.

This person wishes to remain anonymous. His donation will be under the name "Starter".
On your marks, get set, go!