Today is the last day of this year’s celebration. We hope you have enjoyed our overview of the many offerings to be found on a regular basis from The Haiku Foundation. We also hope you have been inspired to add your donation to the many we have received during this fundraising period. THF treasurer Tom Borkowski here offers a recap of these donations.
As we wrap up another successful Fundraiser for The Haiku Foundation, we would like to share how generous you have been in 2016.
There were a total of 29 donations in the amount of $2,299.00. Twenty three of these, totaling $1,899.00, came to us through PayPal; another five donors sent checks in the aggregate of $400.00.
Combining this with the support of an Anonymous Angel who has agreed to match every dollar contributed, the Foundation has received $4,598.00.
Barring any late-arriving check in the mail in the next day or two, this is the amount that THF very gratefully acknowledges this holiday season, a substantial boost from last year’s total of $2,175.00.
Thanks to our Fundraiser Donors:
Rose Ades Mary Jo Balistreri Edna Beers Brad Bennett Robyn Black Chuck Brickley Kristen Deming Susan Diridoni Dennis Greene Simon Hanson David Jacobs Mary Kendall Michael Henry Lee John Levy Bob Lucky dl mattila Peter Newton Polona Oblak Ellen Olinger Stella Pierides Joan Prefontaine Mike Rehling Betty Shropshire Sheila Sondik Jennifer Thiermann Marilyn Walker Kurt Westley Jenna Weston Billie Wilson and, of course, Anonymous
Once a year we ask the haiku community to help us meet our financial challenges. We reserve the period from Thanksgiving through St. Nicholas Day, the time our culture has has set aside to note our many blessings and show our appreciation. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed. If you have not done so yet, please take this opportunity to help us continue our work — details on our donation page. Again this year we have the support of an anonymous angel who will double your donations — for every dollar you commit, the Foundation receives $2. Please help us make the most of this generous offer, and thanks in advance for your support of The Haiku Foundation, and of haiku itself. We wish you a most happy holiday season.