December 31, 2015 deadline
Thanks to those who helped meet the challenge:
Chuck Learn ~ John Michael Reedy ~
Chris Isaacs ~ Jeff Thomas ~ Anonymous
Shannon and Kent Rollins' Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon ~ Sandy Seaton Sallee
Betsy and Dennis Lutge ~ Lynn Kopelke ~ Andy Carr ~ Dan Bybee ~ Tom Swearingen
David Carlton ~ Joanna Wotipka ~ Susie Knight ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen
Stella and Jim Cathey ~ Terry Nash ~ Mark Munzert ~ Deanna Nelson-Licking
Betty and Ken Rodgers ~ Hal Swift ~ Linda Kirkpatrick ~ Linda Nadon ~ Del Gustafson
Sally Baldus ~ Dick May ~ Michael Henley ~ Paul Quinton ~ Yvonne Gresnick
Kay Kelley Nowell ~ Jane and Dick Morton ~ Shelly Pagliai - Prairie Moon Quilts
Chuck Learn* ~ Paulette and Michael Tcherkassky ~ Keith Ward ~ Dale Page
~ Beth Rand ~ Cj Hadley-RANGE ~ Marleen Bussma ~ Shane Queener ~ Derek Knapp
Deanna Dickinson McCall ~ Al "Doc" Mehl ~ Kip Sorlie ~ Stella and Jim Cathey*
Christopher Chambers ~ Mike Diaz ~ Marci Broyhill ~ Nika Nordbrock ~ Roberta Rothman
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival ~ Jim Thompson-Creative Broadcast Services
Sandi and Jay Snider ~ Annette Sacks ~ Jeri Dobrowski-Cowboy Jam Session
Rex Rideout ~ Marilyn and Greg Camp ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck ~ Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns
Smoke Wade ~ Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
*multiple donations during challenge period
Thanks to all of the people, gatherings, and organizations who make possible all the work of the Center.
Our other valuable 2015 donors: Kent Penter, Sandy Seaton Sallee, Betty and Ken Rodgers, Rodney Nelson, Tom Hawk, Linda M. Hasselstrom-Windbreak House Retreats, Susan Parker, Del Gustafson, Wendy Brown-Barry, Shelly Pagliai—Prairie Moon Quilts, Scofield's Cowboy Campfire, Stella and Jim Cathey, Andria Kidd, Marleen Bussma, Pat Richardson, Gordon White, Ken Cook, Tom Morgan, Joanne Grinage, Stuart Hooker, Cowboy Poetry Week Event (Mark Kerr, Jarle Kvale, Rodney Nelson), Marge and Steve Conroy, Susie Knight, Gary Brown, Andy Nelson, Hal Swift, Lynn Kopelke, Jeff Campbell, Bryce Angell, Kristi Cobb, anonymous honoring Willis Howard, and Chuck Learn.
Our great banner sponsor supporters: Western Folklife Center; Ken Cook; National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, Clear Out West (C.O.W.); Susan Parker, The Western Way and the Western Music Association, Marci Broyhill; Jay Snider; Tom Morgan Art; Rhonda Stearns; Yvonne Hollenbeck; Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jeri Dobrowski-Cowboy Jam Session; Jane and Dick Morton; Jean Prescott; RANGE Magazine; Almeda M. Bradshaw and the M2B Ranch Bed & Breakfast; Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering; Spalding Labs' Flying SL Ranch Radio Show; Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering; Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival; and Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
Thanks to Laura and Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr. for substantial program support and to the Margaret T. Morris Foundation for Cowboy Poetry Week 2016 support.
We look forward to a great seventeenth year at CowboyPoetry.com; to the fifteenth annual Cowboy Poetry Week and its associated Rural Library Program.
Thank you for being a part of it all.
Pitch in at the $40 level or higher and receive the 2016 Cowboy Poetry Week poster
and the new double CD of top classic and modern cowboy poetry.
"Cowboypoetry.com isn't a simple web site. It's our daily gathering. Our community stretches a great distance, partly because this site still lives. Stay in touch. Donate."
Jim Cardwell, poet, songwriter, and friend of the BAR-D (2014)
The BAR-D Roundup (both the poster and CD go to rural libraries and to supporters); and to continue with all of the associated efforts at CowboyPoetry.com and the Center's social media communications.
Friend of the BAR-D,Faithful supporters have made possible the Center's work to preserve and celebrate the arts and life of rural communities and the real working West. Through CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Program, and social media (Facebook and Twitter), we reach many people who share our mission. All of this work is done on a small and careful budget. Your support is essential. Please donate so we can keep working together to maintain our community and keep our story alive.
You care about the West and about its poetry, music, and arts. Your support is essential to the work the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry does to spread the word to our community. We can keep the words alive. It's up to you.
To achieve our 2016 budget goal, we must raise funds to carry out Cowboy Poetry Week activities; administer the Rural Library Program; produce the Cowboy Poetry Week poster; finish the final volume of
A one-minute message from one of our long-time supporters, Andy Nelson:
photo by Stuart Johnson
Click to listen to Andy Nelson's message.
Donors at the $40 and higher level will receive the 2016 Cowboy Poetry Week poster in April, 2016. Donors at the $40 ($60 international) and higher level will receive the 2016 edition of The BAR-D Roundup in the Spring of 2016, or any other of the available CDs.
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