One of the very first conversations Miriam and I (George the founder) had when we started this 4th of July was she and I was talking to Phil Mackart Jr and Greg Barlow at their work place. I presented the idea of 4th breakfast. Greg pulled $100 bill from his wallet and handed it to me, I tried to refuse it because this now got real, I now had an obligation taking that money, he refused to take it back. Greg was the first person to donate to this amazing event. Had he taken the money back it could have stalled for another season.