Matching Grant Fundraiser for the Harp Guitar Foundation

We’ve now sent out a few hundred letters and emails, but for those of you who aren’t aware of this generous pledge, please read this letter from our Harp Guitar Gathering Director, Stephen Bennett:

In a nutshell, we can get $5000 (in matching funds), but we need to reach $5000 on our own, from folks like you.

We already got a great start at the Harp Guitar Gathering where this matching grant pledge was first announced.  And many have already responded to our letter/email drive.   But we’ve a long way to go, so anyone reading this anywhere, feel free to pitch in.  A whole bunch of people sending (or Paypal-ing) a minimal ten bucks each would do it.

Here’s a Goal Post Chart of where we’re at, and where we need to be.  I’ll update it weekly on our Donor page, and announce when (not if) we meet our $5000, which then gets $10,000 into the Foundation fund – just in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Guitar Gathering (Fall, 2012, in the Dallas, Texas area)!

We already have a long list of people to thank (some really going beyond the “call of duty”), but would like to hold off and announce everyone at once at the end of the year.  Thanks for your time, interest and support!

  1. Michael Schreiner Says:

    Starting in December and contiuing to September 2012, I will send 10 specific monthly checks to support the Foundation and bring me up to the next support level group. It seems to be a lot easier to make 10 little payments than one larger payment and that way, my wife won’t notice.

  2. Gregg Says:

    Thanks, Michael – you’ve only got 1 more level to hit. We’re in your debt!

    I see that the chart image above is updating when I overwrite it, so you can see status as of today. We can’t wind down yet, folks!

  3. Gregg Miner Says:

    This week showed a tremendous boost, significantly from a new Benefactor (whose name you’ll see now at the top of the Donor page for all time). What a nice surprise!
    Now we all have to do our last little part…

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