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CowboyPoetry.com celebrates our Western heritage and today's working West, dedicated to preserving our important history and to promoting the Western arts that carry on those traditions.  It's a part of the non-profit Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

The Center was formed to serve a mostly rural and underserved community of Western writers, musicians, and artists; to help preserve Western and Cowboy Poetry and its associated arts; to offer a central resource for poets, libraries, schools, and the public; and to educate the public about the history and value of Western and Cowboy Poetry and its associated arts.

Supporters make a difference. With individual support, the Center can continue its programs, expand some of those efforts, and take on new projects. Individual support helps show institutional funders the community interest in our Western arts. 

We thank our supporters, who are listed below. They make an important difference to the community of Western writers, musicians, and artists as we work together to preserve Western heritage and support Western and Cowboy Poetry and its associated arts. Please join us.

Below:

 

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Thanks to our supporters throughout the U. S., Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Germany,  from:

Alaska ~ Alberta  ~ Arizona ~ Arkansas ~ Anzefahr ~ British Columbia ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Georgia ~ Hawaii
 Idaho ~ Illinois ~  Indiana ~ Iowa ~ Kansas ~ Merseyside ~ Michigan ~ Minnesota ~ Missouri ~ Montana
Nebraska  ~ Nevada ~ New Jersey  ~ New Mexico ~ New South Wales ~ New York ~ North Carolina 
North Dakota ~ Oklahoma ~ Oregon  ~ Queensland ~ South Dakota ~ Tennessee ~ Texas  
Utah ~ Washington ~ Virginia ~ Wyoming ~ Yukon


 


COWBOY POETRY WEEK FOUNDATION SUPPORT

The Sage Foundation
Cowboy Poetry Week, 2013, 2014, 2015


Margaret T. Morris Foundation
Cowboy Poetry Week, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

COWBOY POETRY WEEK SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT

Laura and Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr
Cowboy Poetry Week, 2013

Anonymous
Cowboy Poetry Week, 2013, 2014, 2015

Gary and Susan Crowe
Cowboy Poetry Week, 2014

 

SIGNIFICANT PROGRAM SUPPORT

Laura and Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr.
2016

 

 



(Founders, individuals and non-profit organizations / commercial sponsors)

Western Folklife Center
2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016


*Ken Cook
2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017


National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
2007-2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016


Clear Out West (C. O. W.)
2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011,
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016



The Western Way and the Western Music Association
2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 


Marci Broyhill
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
 


*Jay Snider
2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 


Tom Morgan
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 


Rhonda Stearns
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016 


Yvonne Hollenbeck
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016


Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering
2012-2013
, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 


Cowboy Jam Session
2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016


Jane and Dick Morton
2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 




Jean Prescott

2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 


RANGE Magazine
2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016


Almeda Bradshaw and the M2B Ranch Bed & Breakfast
2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017


Spalding Labs' Flying SL Ranch Radio Show
2014-2015
, 2015-2016


Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
2015-2016, 2016-2017


Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016 



Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013. 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017


Saddle Up at Pigeon Forge
2007-2008
, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017 




Cowboy Poets of Idaho

 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017 


*multiple donations in calendar year

find past sponsors listed here.
 


Anonymous in memory of Larry McWhorter

Ken Cook in memory of Frank E. Buckles

Will and Rhonda Stearns in memory of Jean Petty, Clay Jenne, and Frank Paz

Jean and Gary Prescott in memory of Harry Hansen

Jean and Gary Prescott in memory of Billy Joe Foster

Jean and Gary Prescott in memory of David and Maci Harris

 


 



Stephen Vosseller ~ Omar West ~ Judy Valentine Pitcock 

Tom and Fran Morgan ~ Maxene Fernstrom

 

 

Stephen Vosseller ~ Maxene Fernstrom ~ Tom and Fran Morgan

Anonymous  ~ Trisha Pedroia ~ Laura and Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr ~

Susan Parker ~ Anonymous ~ Susan and Gary Crowe

 

Trisha Pedroia in memory of Vince Pedroia

Anonymous in memory of Francis & Violet Sedgwick, Billy & Evelyn Stearns,
Charlie Hunt, Ray Reed, Howard Parker, Dean Armstrong, and Ray Owens

Susan Parker in memory of Cort Parker

 


 

LaVonne Houlton ~ Jane and Pat Richardson ~ Cathy Garbers 

Scott Hill Bumgardner  ~  Cowboy Miner Productions

C. W. (Charles) Bell  

 

2013

Del Gustafson* ~ Mark KerrKeith Ward ~ Kathy Brittain ~ Marilyn and Greg Camp

Cindy and Kurt "Snoose" Argyle of SaddleStrings

2014

Del Gustafson* ~ C.W. (Charley) Bell ~ Stuart Hooker* ~ Chuck Learn* ~ Anonymous

Mark Kerr ~ Marilyn and Greg Camp

*multiple donations in 2014

2015

Del Gustafson* ~ Stuart Hooker* ~ Cowboy Poetry Week Event (Mark Kerr, Jarle Kvale, Rodney Nelson) ~

Anonymous in honor of Willis Howard ~ Chuck Learn* ~ Keith Ward ~ Stella and Jim Cathey* ~

Jim Thompson-Creative Broadcast Services ~ Marilyn and Greg Camp

*multiple donations in 2015

2016

C.W. (Charley) Bell

find Leaders from earlier years listed here

 

Anonymous honoring Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center

Anonymous honoring Willis Howard

 

V. June Collins in memory of Sunny Hancock

  Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Rod Nichols

  Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Ray Owens 

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Colen Sweeten

Sandi and Jay Snider in memory of Dale Taylor, AKA "Booger Red"

C. W. (Charles) Bell in memory of Lucille Preston Adolphson
 


 

Florence Katz ~ Teddie Daley ~ Ken Whitecotton ~ Jim Cardwell 

Andy Nelson ~ Rod Miller ~ Rod Nichols ~ Sandi and Jay Snider

  Jim Dalglish ~ Susan Parker ~ Michael Henley ~ Virginia Sieler 

William K Patterson ~ Thea Gavin  ~ Judy and Lloyd Shelby 

 Xcel Energy Foundation (Employer Matching Funds) ~ Sam A. Jackson  

Glen Enloe ~  Ed Myers ~ Mike Dunn ~  Barbara Kasmiroski

Tim Graham ~ Ann Blackford ~ Paul Kern ~ Byrl Keith Chadwell

Rick Pitt ~ Frank Pinney ~ Wayne Kelley

Steve Taylor, Terri Taylor, David Anderson STAMPEDE!

Margaret Houghton ~ Butch Howard ~ Tom and Cay Billingsley

 

2013

Dale Page*~ Hal Swift ~ Patrick Sullivan ~ Rodney Nelson ~ Tony Corbelletta

Marjorie Parker ~ Jon Lorensen ~ Bill and Jane Ott

Cindy Lou and Baxter Black - Coyote Cowboy Company  ~ Bob Schild  ~ Stuart Hooker

Jo Lynne Kirkwood ~ Stephanie Davis ~ Betty and Ken Rodgers* ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck*

Jack Burdette ~ Shannon and Kent Rollins' Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon

Deanna Dickinson McCall ~ Kay Kelley ~ Pat Richardson*

Nika Nordbrock ~ Bj Smith ~ Andy Nelson ~ Linda and Bill Patterson ~ Deanna Nelson

Patricia Frolander ~ Jim and Stella Cathey ~ Beth Rand ~ Jim Thompson (California)

Chuck Learn* ~ Bob and Marie Mann ~ Rodney Nelson ~ Janice Gilbertson

Michael Henley ~ Tom Nichols ~ Rod Miller ~ Roberta Rothman ~ Kathie and Paul Kern

Paul Bliss ~ Lynn Kopelke ~ Sally Smith - Joelle Smith Western Art

*multiple donations in 2013

2014

Dale Page* ~ Hal Swift* ~ Daniel Bybee* ~ Stuart Hooker* ~ Geff Dawson

Shelley Macdonald and Rod Helvey ~ Kip Sorlie ~ Stan Tixier

Terry Nash ~  Frank Pinney ~ Don Hilmer  ~ Betty and Ken Rodgers ~ Totsie Slover

Jerry Brooks* ~ John Dofflemyer ~ Jim Cardwell ~ Chuck Learn*

Stella and Jim Cathey ~ Kay Kelley Nowell ~ Jo Lynne Kirkwood ~ Kathryn Reynolds

Deanna Dickinson McCall ~ Marvin and Elaine Del Chiaro* ~ Dennis Russell*

Alan Mollenkopf* ~ Stephanie Davis ~ Denise Arvidson ~ Nika Nordbrock ~ Kip Sorlie

Sally Smith—Joelle Smith Western Art  ~ Linda Nadon ~ Doris Daley* ~ Pat Richardson

Tom Nichols ~ John Dofflemyer ~ Paul Kern ~ LaVerna B. Johnson


*multiple donations in 2014

find Partners from earlier years listed here

 

2015

Kent Penter ~  Rodney Nelson ~ Betty and Ken Rodgers*

Hal Swift* ~ Linda M. Hasselstrom, Windbreak House Retreats ~ Stuart Hooker

Wendy Brown-Barry ~ Andy Nelson* ~ Scofield's Cowboy Campfire ~ Stella and Jim Cathey*

Pat Richardson ~ Marge and Steve Conroy ~ Chuck Learn* ~ Gary Brown ~ Kristi Cobb ~ Anonymous

Andy Carr ~ Daniel Bybee ~ Dick May ~ Michael Henley ~ Paul Quinton ~ Yvonne Gresnick

Kay Kelley Nowell ~ Paulette and Michael Tcherkassky ~ Dale Page  ~ Beth Rand

 Shane Queener ~ Derek Knapp ~ Deanna Dickinson McCall ~ Kip Sorlie ~ Nika Nordbrock
 

2016

Denise Arvidson ~ Gary Brown ~ Hal Swift ~ Sally Smith-Joelle Smith Western Art ~ Rodney Nelson

Betty and Ken Rodgers ~ Susan Parker ~ Chuck Learn ~ Marjorie Parker ~ Jim Thompson (California)

Jerry Brooks ~ Melissa and Dave Stamey ~ KC La Course


Eric and Amy Fettig in honor of Saddlehorn Ministries


Glen and Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Howard Parker

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Sean Blackburn

Tex Tumbleweed in memory of Wild Bill Halbert

Charles Williams in memory of Larry McWhorter and Clay Lindley

Don Hilmer in memory of Charlie Hunt

Florence Katz in memory of Harold Katz

Verlin Pitt in memory of Verlin "Cotton" Pitt, Sr.

Tex Tumbleweed in memory of Wild Bill Halbert

Sally Smith in memory of Joelle Smith

 Jane Ambrose Morton and Dick Morton in memory of Eva Ambrose and Bill Ambrose

Patty Clayton in memory of Ray Owens 

Florence Katz in memory of Harold Katz

Don Hilmer in memory of Charlie Hunt

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of  John M. Janssen

Totsie Slover in memory of Howard Staub

Martha and Katharine Brittain in memory of Lydia Hampton

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of  Cort Parker

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Ben Ellis Porcher, Jr.

Jean Prescott in memory of Ruth Hanson

Keven Inman in memory of Marie W. Smith

Steve and Marge Conroy in memory of Joe Baer

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Susie O'Connor

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Trisha Pedroia

Steve and Marge Conroy in memory of Ken Graydon

Steve and Marge Conroy in memory of Locke Hamilton

Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in memory of Ken Graydon

Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in memory of Locke Hamilton

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Alice Samples

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Jodi Wise

Pamela Malnar and Rick Malnar in memory of Carol Malnar

Ken and Betty Rodgers in memory of Trisha and Vince Pedroia

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Howard Irvin Monks, Jr.

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of  memory of Darrell Royal

Eileen Dirksen in memory of Steve Dirksen

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Rusty McCall

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Mae Ola Coker

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of William "Sam" Irwin

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Joe Rosas

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Maurine and Robert Cathey

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Harvey Norris

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Gene Mullins

Jim and Stella Cathey in memory of Frances Bryan

Denise Arvidson in memory of Ross Christian Arvidson

Melissa and Dave Stamey in memory of Pat Richardson

 


 


(June 2005 - June 2006)

Clark Crouch ~ Sally S. Baldus ~ Eddie O'Hara ~ Jo Lynne Kirkwood 

Lanny Joe Burnett ~ Michael Whitaker ~ Roberta Rothman ~ Jeri Dobrowski

Jane and Dick Morton  ~  Harvey Sampson  ~ Pam Mendelsohn

  Sandra and Steven Herl ~ Chris Isaacs ~  Sherrod and Sue Fielden 

 Doris Daley ~ Jerry A. Brooks ~ James and Marilyn John 

 William E. (Bill) Black, Jr. ~ Shelagh Wulff-Wisdom ~ Victoria Boyd

Deanna McCall ~ Frank T. Bye, Sr.  ~ Diane Thompson  ~ Allen Thompson

Larry Maurice ~ Janice Gilbertson ~ Nona Kelley Carver

  Tony Corbelletta ~ Phil Crawford  ~ Geff Dawson

Mike Moutoux ~ Sue Derksen ~ Ray Sandes ~ Gene O'Quinn

Judy Howser Echoes of the Trail ~ Carolyn Levine ~ Victor Kuhns

Orlo Espeland ~ Sam DeLeeuw ~ Audrey Hankins

Ed Nesselhuf  ~  Ray Owens  ~  Al Mehl  ~ Anonymous

Rolf Flake ~ Steve and Marge Conroy ~ Kent Stockton ~ Bruce Satta

W. Robert Stetter ~ John P. Gorham ~ Ken Moore

Dave P. Fisher ~ Van Criddle ~ Jody Fergerstrom ~ Jon Lorensen

Spencer Keralis ~ D. Gail Guenther-Mazer ~ Smoke Wade

Burton Santee ~ Dennis Donathan ~ Carol Warner ~ John Willard

Alf Bilton

 

 

2013

Jeff Campbell ~ Bob Miller ~ Chester catman Travirca III ~ George Rhoades*

Betty and Ken Rodgers* ~ Marvin Del Chiaro ~ Joyce Johnson ~ Marjorie Satterfield

Mike Watowa ~ Chris and Merv Webster  ~ Judy Such ~ Susie Knight ~ David Stanley

Denise Arvidson ~ Andria Kidd* ~ C.R. Wood ~ Marleen Bussma ~ Jerry Brooks*

P'let and Mike Tcherkassky ~ John Michael Reedy ~ Sally Baldus ~ David Stanley and Nan McEntire

 Tom Swearingen ~ Stan Howe ~ David Carlton ~ George Rhoades* ~ Denise Arvidson

Yvonne Gresnick ~ Linda Kirkpatrick ~ Cindy Quigley ~ Prudence and William Gustafson

Mark Munzert ~ Shelly Pagliai-Prairie Moon Quilts  ~ Tom Linenbrink ~ Jarle Kvale

Carol D. Warner ~ Leslie Keltner-Runumuk Cowgirl Productions ~ Susie Knight

Rex Rideout-Time Travel Music ~ Gary McMahan ~ Eileen Dirksen ~ Smoke Wade

Farmer Dave and Marti Fulfs ~ Mike Moutoux
 

*multiple donations in 2013

find Donors from earlier years listed here


2014

Gary "Doc" Lowe ~ Jon Dean ~ Denise Spielman ~ Susie Knight* ~ Tom Swearingen

Sally Baldus* ~ Cyndie Sands ~ Allen Mollenkopf *~ Leigh Hanlon ~ Scofield's Cowboy Campfire

Cowboy Poetry Week Friends of the BAR-D (Doris Daley, Janice Gilbertson, Rod Miller, Pat Richardson, Jerry Brooks, Susan Matley, Rodney Nelson, Jay and Sandi Snider, Keith Ward, Linda Kirkpatrick, Andy Nelson, Al "Doc" Mehl, and Ken Cook)

John Waters ~ Wen