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Page: Sponsor Henry on Patch Adam's 2011 Russia Clown Tour
Become a Sponsor, The Long
Obviously taking three dozen clowns to Russia for a couple weeks is
an expensive proposition. Patch's 501(c)3 non-profit Gesundheit!
Institute is charging $3,700 this year. This is basically a break
even for them. I'm figuring an additional $1,300 for incidental and
unforseen expenses which brings my total to $5,000. I realize this
seems kind of high, but Moscow is the most expensive city on earth, and
Saint Petersburg isn't far behind! I can afford $500 which is why
the thermometer shows a goal of $4,500. As you can see, I've already
received $2,094 which leaves about $2,400 to go.
Neil Vonhof and his wife Tracy..............
order to add a level of transparency my old friend Neil Vonhof has agreed
to receive and dispurse these funds. Neil is also an old friend of
Patch's. We've all played together around Seattle and Rainbow Gatherings.
By having Neil take care of the money, it will free me up to work on my
costumes, our musical program, getting my luggage together, and several
dozen other details needed to pull off a three week journey halfway around
the world! You can find Neil
on Facebook or email him here.
I'm asking you to help sponsor this trip at whatever level you can.
In the table below, just chose the option that best suits you. There
will be a processing fee deducted by PayPal for a couple of the options.
You won't pay the fee, but it will be deducted from your contribution.
I'm hoping that 5 to 10 people will be able to send $300 to $500 and the
rest will be covered with smaller donations. Fundraising will continue
until the $4,500 goal is met. Once it's met I'll let everyone know
here on the sponsor page and also on the blog page.
Sponsors will be listed below on this page. If you want your name
listed a certain way (or as Anonymous), be sure to let
me know. When doing this kind of fundraising, It is customary
to offer rewards or premiums of some sort. I do have some photos,
paintings and recordings that I can personalize to sweeten the deal.
If you're interested in one of these, just let me know and I'll get you
something after I return from Russia.
Questions? Email us at: email@example.com
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PayPal, Personal Gift
PayPal should open in a new window (or tab) so you can still come back
here and refer to these instructions!
go to www.paypal.com
log in or create a new account
click the "Send Money" tab
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (best to copy/paste it in)
Amount: enter gift amount
right below, click on the "Personal" tab (not "Purchase")
make sure the "Gift" button is selected
on the next page be sure it shows "Your fee: $0.00"
at the bottom, use the Subject and Message boxes to let Neil know this
is your Russia contribution and how you'd like your name listed in the
of Sponsors at the bottom of this page
click "Send Money"
PayPal, Quickie Donation
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Check or Money Order
us an email letting us know so we can watch for your snail mail and
how you'd like your name listed. Make your check or money order payable
to Neil Vonhof. In the memo or a cover letter write "Russia 2011".
Snail mail to:
Neil Vonhof, 1209 W Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708
||Go to the PayPal buttons page. Scroll
to the bottom and click on the Credit Card button. Card processing
will be by PayPal, however you don't need to
have a PayPal account (I promise)!
Tax Deductible Gift
($100 or more)
||Your gift will be sent to Patch's
non-profit 501(c)3 Gesundheit! Institute in Urbana, Illinois.
You can contribute by most methods listed above. Just send
me an email with the amount you'd like to contribute. I'll get
back to you ASAP!
Many thanks to all of you for your participation in Patch's 2011
Russia Clown Tour!
Last updated: May 9th, 2012
$1 to $19, Clown Nose Contributor
$20 to $49, Funny Bone Bestower
A Fellow Wandering Fiddler
$50 to $99, Clown Pants Patron
A Fellow Fiddler
Water Singing on the Rocks
Thomas McKnight III
Sandra Sutton Andrews
Jao-Da, Saint Petersburg
$100 to $299, Magnanimous Mover
Hackman, Merchant, Daughtery, Wilson Clan
Laurie and Paul Sherman
Bruce and Laura Rhodes
Rich in Spirit McKay
$300 to $499, Beneficent Benefactor
$500+, Healthcare Angel
Neil Vonhof, help with fundraising
Marsha Knueven, help with costume, airport runs,
parking my van while gone, etc.
Katya and Seva in Saint Petersburg for endless
hosting and hospitality!