2007 poster image by Tim Cox 2006 poster image from Joelle Smith's


We were presented with an important opportunity with a challenge donation that had a deadline of October 20, 2011.

It was vital for a most pressing need for sufficient funds for the important community outreach programs of Cowboy Poetry Week and the associated Rural Library Project.

Generous supporters met the challenge. 

You did it! 

The urgent October 20 challenge goal was successfully achieved.

Enormous thanks to those of you who stepped up to meet the goal (names below) and to all who support the work of the Center and CowboyPoetry.com.

Great friend and BAR-D Sponsor, sculptor Tom Morgan offered the generous challenge donation. Special thanks to him for creating the important opportunity to help save our programs.

Your support is the lifeblood of CowboyPoetry.com. This dynamic community makes possible CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week and the outreach Rural Library Project, The BAR-D Roundup annual compilation CD, the annual Western art poster, gathering information cards...everything.

You'll be the first to know details about plans for our 12th annual Cowboy Poetry  Week, April 15-21, 2012, which will be the best celebration yet.

Your comments and ideas are always welcome.

There is enormous reward in being a part of your community and in working with you to preserve and promote the arts and life of rural communities and the real working West.

Thank you, all.


Special thanks to those who gave toward the challenge offered by Tom Morgan:

Amy Auker ~ Jim Cardwell ~ Jo Lynne Kirkwood ~ Shelly Pagliai—Prairie Moon Quilts ~ David Carlton ~ Will McDaniel ~ Patricia Sublette ~ Ron McDonald ~ Sally Baldus ~ Nora Jennings ~ Anonymous ~ Tony Corbelletta ~ Laurie Wood ~ Susan Parker ~ Tom Nichols ~ Lynn Kopelke ~ Linda Kirkpatrick ~ Michael Whitaker ~ Dale Page ~ Thomas Dickens ~ Byrl Keith Chadwell ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck ~ Bob Kinsey ~ Tom Moorman ~ Rose Wenstrom ~ Daniel Bybee  ~ Andy Nelson ~ Keith Ward ~ Marsha Short ~ Marleen Bussma ~ Bruce Burgan ~ Bette Wolf Duncan ~ Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") ~ Kathy Jerman ~ Betty and Ken Rodgers ~ Donald Smith ~ Nancy and Ken Cook ~ Frank Pinney ~ Stan Tixier ~ Pat Richardson ~ Stephanie Davis ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen ~ Marge and  Steve Conroy ~ George Bourbeau ~ Ted D. Valentiner ~ Jane and Dick Morton ~ Barbara and Richard Ciesielski ~ Jim Thompson (California) ~ Jeri Dobrowski ~ Philip Crawford ~ Jay and Sandi Snider ~ Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering ~ Carol and Hal Swift ~ Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue (Bruce and Susan Matley ~ Kathryn Kern ~ Diane Tribitt ~ John Reedy ~ Patty Clayton ~ Spencer Keralis ~ Deanna McCall ~ Judy A. James ~ Susie Knight ~ Shawn Cameron ~ Al Mehl ~ Donna Lifland ~ Jesse Colt ~ Patricia Willestoft ~ Teddie Daley ~ Jerry Schleicher ~ Jerry Brooks ~ Del Gustafson ~ Kristin Madden ~ Cindy Lou and Baxter Black—Coyote Cowboy Company ~ Chris Isaacs ~ Peggy Malone ~ Mike Dunn ~ Jim Thompson—Creative Broadcast Services Inc. ~ Jack Burdette ~ Robert C. Atkin ~ Jon Waters ~ Karen Thomas ~ Louise Dillard ~ Rod Miller ~ Kevin D. Adams ~ Tom Hawk ~ Doris Daley ~ Robin Hayes ~ Stuart Hooker ~ M. Todd Hess ~ Robert D. Furrow ~ Bob Schild ~ Stan Howe ~ Colleen Kohler ~ Ray Doyle ~ Paul Zarzyski ~ Wendy Brown-Barry ~ Cindy Quigley ~ Bob Coker ~ Willie P. Smith ~ Sue and Eugene Thomas ~ Jodi Caudell ~ Jim and Stella Cathey ~ Sam Mattise ~ Roger Ringer ~ Verna Owens ~ Anonymouse ~ Francie Ganje—Heritage of the American West ~ Joe Wells ~ Jennifer S. Hayes ~ C.R. Wood ~ Vinton Cowboy Poetry Show ~ Don Hilmer ~ Rhonda and Will Stearns ~ Terry Nash

Some of these were memorial donations. Find the notices on the Wall of Support.

Donors at the $40 and higher level will receive the 2012 Cowboy Poetry Week
poster and The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 7 in April, 2012.


You, too, can be a part of it all.

Please lend you support, which lets us continue to bring you our many features and programs.

You can make a donation by check or money order, by mail (please use the form here for mail to the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, PO Box 330444, San Francisco, CA 94133) or by a secure, on-line credit card payment through PayPal (a PayPal account is not required):

CowboyPoetry.com is a project of The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Act. Contributions to the Center are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes.

As in all journalistic endeavors, no editorial preference is given to financial sponsors or supporters.

Read more about levels of support here.






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