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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:

 

What Our Supporters Say

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Our Founding Supporters

The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry

 

Please contact us with your questions and comments.

 

 


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

 

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

 



(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

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

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

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

*Susan Parker
2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Saddle Up!
2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

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

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
 

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

*Tom Morgan Art
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

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

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

*Live! with Jim Thompson
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

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

*Cowgirl TrueDiane Tribitt and Belinda Gail
2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

*Lamesteer Publishing
2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

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



*Jean Prescott

2013-2014, 2014-2015 

*RANGE Magazine
2013-2014. 2014-2015

Cowboy Poets of Idaho
2013-2014, 2014-2015 

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

Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
2014-2015

Spalding Labs' Flying SL Ranch Radio Show
2014-2015

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
2015-2016

 


*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

find Leaders from earlier years listed here

 

Anonymous honoring Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center

 

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 ~ Chuck Learn ~ 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
 

 


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

 


 


(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 ~ Wendy Brown-Barry ~ Denise Arvidson ~ Yvonne Gresnick

Kent Reeves—The Whole Picture Consulting ~ Tom Swearingen*

Marleen Bussma ~ Jerry Brooks* ~ Chris Williams ~ David Carlton ~ George Rhoades

Paul Quinton ~ Devon Dawson ~ Robert Kinsey ~ P'let and Michael Tcherkassky*

Gail Dudley ~ Mary W. Seago ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen ~ Patricia Sublette

Leslie Keltner—Runumuk Cowgirl Productions ~ Al "Doc" Mehl ~ Tyler Guy ~ Floyd Beard

Patricia Frolander ~ Merv Webster ~ William Thornton ~ Rex Rideout ~ Stan Howe

Hans-Joachim Gutbrod ~ Jarle Kvale ~ Belinda Gail—Broken Diamond Entertainment

Cindy Quigley ~ Andria Kidd ~ Bob Coker ~  Mark Munzert ~ Roberta Rothman

Rod Miller ~ Smoke Wade

*multiple donations in 2014

 

2015

Shelly Pagliai—Prairie Moon Quilts

 

Mike and Wendy Messersmith in honor of Dr. Lloyd E. Messersmith

Bob Upchurch in honor of Waynetta Ausmus

Friends of the Anandarko Community Library in honor of Jay Snider

 

 

Linda Kirkpatrick in memory of Alton S. Kirkpatrick,  Lloyd B. Kirkpatrick, Audrey Tomberlin, and Ada Lee Wells

Diane Tribitt in loving memory of Randy Tribitt

Diana and Harold Roy Miller in memory of Sunny Hancock

Marion M. (Monty) Teel in memory of Marion Ray Teel

Rod Nichols in memory of Joan Mastel

Denise Arvidson in memory of Ross Christian Arvidson

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Ray Owens 

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of  Colen Sweeten

Marci and Tony Agento, Jr. in memory of Sunny Hancock

Ken & Betty Rodgers in memory of Vince Pedroia

Slim McNaught in memory of Rod Nichols

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Curly Musgrave

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Wally Bazyn

Sam Matisse in memory of Gordon Peterson

William Hamilton in memory of Merle F. Miller

Linda M. Hasselstrom in memory of Josephine Hasselstrom

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of James R. Davis

Sam Matisse in memory of Bill Ramsey

Verna Owens in memory of Ray Owens

Gary "Doc" Lowe in memory of Ed Lewis

Nola Kirby in memory of "The Black Ace Yodellin' Hitchhiker"

Shelley Macdonald and Rod Helvey in memory of Trisha Pedroia

Marilyn L. Ball in memory of Darrell E. Lambert

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Alice Hancock

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Leon Flick

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Rusty McCall

Yvonne Hollenbeck in memory of Guy Gillette

Eileen Dirksen in memory of Steve Dirksen

Anonymous in memory of Helen Hannagan

 


 


(June 2005 - June 2006)

Hal Swift  ~ Lincoln Rogers ~ Virginia Bennett ~ David L. Althouse

 Barbara Kopietz ~ Samuel Passamonte ~  Red Adair  

Dee Strickland Johnson ~ Ab D. Driediger ~ Terry Henderson

Pierrino Mascarino  ~ Karen Neurohr ~ Dick S. Moore

 

2013

 Jim Daniels ~ Harvey Sampson ~ Sandy Seaton Sallee ~ Chris Williams ~ Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")

Black Hills Antique Parts  ~ Sue and Bruce Matley ("Cimarron Sue and Nevada Slim")

Bruss Horn ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen ~ Linda Nadon ~ Tyler Guy ~ Laurel Paulson-Pierce ~ Chris Isaacs

Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Valentine ~ Leland Parker ~ Jarolyn Crouse ~ Laurie Wood

Heather Hafleigh 
 

2014

George Rhoades* ~ P'let and Michael Tcherkassky* ~ Marilyn Ball ~ Andria Kidd*

Chris Isaacs ~ Barb Kopietz ~ Susan and Bruce Matley (Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue)

*multiple donations in 2014
 

2015

Sandy Seaton Sallee ~ Chuck Learn
 

find Additional Supporters from earlier years listed here

 

Slim McNaught in memory of Charlie Hunt

Juni Fisher in memory of C. Howard Fisher

Dee (Buckshot Dot) and John Johnson in memory of Ray Owens

Bobbie Hunter in memory of Ross Weekes 

Linda Kirkpatrick in memory of Lydia Hampton

Colleen Kohler in memory of Ken Romriell

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Ruth Hanson

Bobbie Hunter in memory of Ben Clark

Dorothy Hepner in memory of Lyle Wilkinson

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Steffie Davis

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Barbara Jean Franks Nelson

Sandra Green Lane in memory of Steven Leonard Green

Jeri Dobrowski in memory of Harry Hanson

Stella and Jim Cathey in memory of those lost in the West, Texas disaster

Jean Mathisen Haugen in memory of Robert and Betty Mathisen

 


2014 Challenge Donation ...deadline December 31, 2014

Thanks to those who stepped up and met the goal...

Cowgirl True—Diane Tribitt and Belinda Gail* ~ Jim Cardwell  ~ Chuck Learn ~ Hal Swift** ~ Kent Reeves—The Whole Picture Consulting ~ Stella and Jim Cathey ~ Tom Swearingen ~ Marleen Bussma ~ Jerry Brooks ~ Kay Kelley Nowell ~ Susie Knight** ~ Sally Baldus ~ Chris Williams ~ P'let and Michael Tcherkassky** ~ David Carlton ~ Jo Lynne Kirkwood ~ Kathryn Reynolds ~ Paul Quinton ~ George Rhoades  ~ Devon Dawson ~ Deanna McCall ~ Robert Kinsey ~ Marvin and Elaine Del Chiaro ~ Dennis Russell ~ Mary W. Seago ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen ~ Alan Mollenkopf ~ Western Folklife Center* ~ Almeda Bradshaw-M2B Music* ~ Gail Dudley ~ Daniel Bybee ~ Patricia Sublette  ~ Stephanie Davis ~ Marilyn Ball ~ C.J. Hadley —RANGE* ~ Leslie Keltner—Runumuk Cowgirl Productions ~ Dale Page ~ Andria Kidd ~ Del Gustafson ~ Anonymous ~ Tyler Guy ~ Al "Doc" Mehl ~ Floyd Beard ~ Patricia Frolander ~ Jane and Dick Morton* ~ Denise Arvidson  ~ Merv Webster ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck* ~ Mark Kerr ~ Nika Nordbrock ~  William Thornton ~ Kip Sorlie ~ Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering*  ~ Spalding Labs' Flying SL Ranch Radio Show* ~ Rex Rideout ~ Totsie Slover ~ Barb Kopietz ~ Belinda Gail—Broken Diamond Entertainment** ~ Hans-Joachim Gutbrod  ~ Jarle Kvale ~ Sally Smith—Joelle Smith Western Art ~  Jay and Sandi Snider ~ Chris Isaacs ~ Stan Howe ~ Marci Broyhill* ~ Cindy Quigley ~ Linda Nadon  ~ Bob Coker ~ Cowboy Poets of Idaho* ~ Jeri Dobrowski—Lamesteer Publishing and Graphics* ~ Doris Daley ~ Pat Richardson ~ Anonymous ~ Susan and Bruce Matley (Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue) ~ Tom Nichols ~ John Dofflemyer  Mark Munzert ~ LaVerna B. Johnson ~ Roberta Rothman ~ Paul Kern ~ Rod Miller ~ Smoke Wade ~ Greg Camp ~ Challenge offered by Tom Morgan and Anonymous

** multiple donations during challenge period
* banner supporter

 


2013 challenge

Thanks to those who stepped up and met the goal...

Jo Lynne Kirkwood ~ Cowboy Poets of Idaho ~ Jerry Brooks ~ Hal Swift ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck ~ P'let and Mike Tcherkassky ~ Sandy Seaton Sallee ~ Sally Baldus ~ Stephanie Davis ~  John Michael Reedy ~ Harvey Sampson ~ Betty and Ken Rodgers ~ Dave Stanley and Nan McEntire ~ Keith Ward ~ Tom Swearingen ~ Jack Burdette ~ Dale Page ~ Stan Howe ~ Deanna Dickinson McCall ~ Shannon and Kent Rollins' Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon ~ David Carlton ~ Kay Kelley ~ Chris Williams ~
Nika Nordbrock ~ Denise Arvidson ~ Mark Kerr ~ Jeri Dobrowski-Lamesteer Publishing and Graphics ~ Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival ~ Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") ~ Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns ~ Bj Smith ~ Linda Kirkpatrick ~ Andy Nelson ~ Yvonne Gresnick ~ Linda and Bill Patterson ~ Deanna Nelson ~ C.J. Hadley and RANGE ~ Black Hills Antique Parts ~ Bruss Horn ~ Patricia Frolander ~ Western Folklife Center ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen ~ Dick and Jane Morton ~ Susan and Bruce Matley ~ Jim and Stella Cathey ~ Beth Rand ~ Cindy Quigley ~ Del Gustafson ~ Jim Thompson (California) ~ Linda Nadon ~ Prudence and William Gustafson ~ Chuck Learn ~ Tyler Guy ~ Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering ~ Mark Munzert ~ Shelly Pagliai-Prairie Moon Quilts ~ Bob and Marie Mann ~ Tom Linenbrink ~ Jarle Kvale ~ Laurel Paulson-Pierce ~ Chris Isaacs ~ Carol D. Warner ~ Jay and Sandi Snider ~ Jean and Gary Prescott ~ Leslie Keltner-Runumuk Cowgirl Productions ~ Susie Knight ~ Rodney Nelson ~ Janice Gilbertson ~ Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Valentine ~ Leland Parker ~ Rex Rideout-Time Travel Music ~ Jarolyn Crouse ~ Michael Henley ~ Gary McMahan ~ Rod Miller ~ Roberta Rothman ~ Marci Broyhill ~ Smoke Wade ~ Eileen Dirksen in memory of Steve Dirksen ~ Gary Brown ~ Laurie Wood ~ Tom Nichols ~ Kathie and Paul Kern ~ Andrea Kidd ~
Cindy and Kurt "Snoose" Argyle of SaddleStrings ~ Marilyn and Greg Camp ~ Farmer Dave and Marti Fulfs ~ Kathy Brittain ~ Mike Moutoux ~ Paul Bliss ~ Lynn Kopelke ~ Heather Hafleigh ~ Sally Smith-Joelle Smith Western Art ~ Anonymous
 

updated 12/31


 

Thanks to the following for major donations of books, recordings, and other materials

Totsie Slover  ~ Darrell Arnold ~ Charles Williams
Virginia Bennett ~ C.W. (Charles) Bell



Find additional past donor information on page two.

 


Our Founders

Following are the generous donors, our Founders, whose early support was vital in the Center's first year (June 2005 - June 2006) and our generous Legacy Patrons, whose support is essential to the Center. These people created and sustain the foundation of support that was needed to maintain CowboyPoetry.com and continue Cowboy Poetry Week, and the funding that made possible the launching of the Rural Library Project, the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup CD, and the first Western art Cowboy Poetry Week poster.

Red Adair
David L. Althouse
Sally Baldus
C. W. (Charles) Bell
Virginia Bennett
Tom and Cay Billingsley
Alf Bilton
William E. Black Jr.
Ann Blackford
Victoria Boyd
Jerry A. Brooks
Scott Bumgardner
Lanny Joe Burnet
Frank T. Bye, Sr.   
Jim Cardwell          
Nona Kelley Carver
Keith Chadwell
V. June Collins
Marge and Steve Conroy
Ken Cook
Tony Corbelletta
Cowboy Miner Productions
Philip Crawford
Van Criddle 
Clark Crouch 
Doris Daley    
Teddie Daley
James Dalglish
Geff Dawson  
Sam DeLeeuw
Sue Derksen
Jeri Dobrowski
Dennis Donathan
Ab D. Driediger
Mike Dunn
Glen Enloe 
Orlo Espeland 
Jody Fergerstrom
Sherrod and Sue Fielden
Dave P. Fisher
Juni Fisher
Rolf Flake
Cathy Garbers
Thea L. Gavin


JP Gorham
Tim Graham
Audrey Hankins
Terry Henderson
Michael Henley 
Sandra and Steven Herl 
Don Hilmer
Glen and Yvonne Hollenbeck
Margaret Houghton
LaVonne Houlton   
Butch Howard
Judy Howser— Echoes of the Trail
Chris Isaacs
Sam A. Jackson
James and Marilyn John
Dee Strickland Johnson
Barbara Kasmiroski
Florence Katz
Wayne Kelley
Spencer Keralis
Paul Kern
Linda Kirkpatrick
Jo Lynne Kirkwood
Barbara Kopietz
Victor Kuhns
Carolyn Levine
Jon Lorensen
Deanna McCall
Slim McNaught
Pierrino Mascarino 
Larry Maurice
Al Mehl
Pam Mendelsohn
Diana Jo and Harold Roy Miller
Rod Miller
Dick S. Moore
Ken Moore
Tom and Fran Morgan
Jane and Dick Morton
Mike Moutoux
Ed Myers
Andy Nelson
Ed Nesselhuf
Rod Nichols 



 
Anonymous
Eddie O'Hara
Gene O'Quinn
Ray Owens
Susan Parker
Samuel Passamonte
William K. Patterson
Frank Pinney
Judy M. Pitcock
Rick Pitt
Verlin Pitt
Pat and Jane Richardson
Lincoln Rogers
Roberta Rothman
Harvey Sampson
Ray Sandes
Burton Santee
Bruce Satta
Judy and Lloyd Shelby
Virginia Sieler
Sandi and Jay Snider
Rhonda and Will Stearns
W. Robert Stetter
Kent Stockton
Hal Swift
Terri Taylor, Steve Taylor, 
   and David Anderson—STAMPEDE!
Monty Teel
Allen Thompson 
Diane Thompson
Jim Thompson
Diane Tribitt
Tex Tumbleweed
Stephen Vosseller
Smoke Wade
Carol Warner
Omar West
Western Folklife Center
Michael Whitaker
Ken Whitecotton
John Willard
Charles Williams 
Shelagh Wulff-Wisdom
Xcel Energy Foundation

 


 

We welcome your support.

Please join us, and make a donation of whatever you can afford.  Supporters have sent donations from $10 to $1000, and we are grateful for them all.

All supporters are recognized on our Wall of Support.  

Consider making a donation as a gift to an individual, to commemorate a special occasion, or to honor the memory of someone who treasured our Western heritage. 

Your generous support will ensure that we can continue to bring you all the news, poetry, and features that you depend on at CowboyPoetry.com and that we can continue programs including Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Project, and Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Project, and The BAR-D Roundup.

Contributions of any amount are welcome. Your individual support helps us show institutional funders the community interest in our Western arts.   We also welcome support at these defined levels:

Sponsor (individuals, Founders, and non-profit organizations)  $500 (commercial $1000; accepted at the discretion of the Center)

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  all day, every day
- event sponsors: your banner posted with your event on our Events page for a year
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- your name and link in our supporters' and general email newsletters for a year 
- supporters' Back at the Ranch newsletter
- your name with a link on our
Wall of Support
- NEW: your sponsorship may be paid in quarterly installments

Leader $250 

- your name with a link on our Wall of Support
- supporters' Back at the Ranch newsletter
- the 2006 BAR-D Roundup CD (no longer available) 
 
- the 2007 BAR-D Roundup CD  (no longer available)
- the 2008 BAR-D Roundup CD
- the 2009 BAR-D Roundup CD 
- the 2010 BAR-D Roundup CD 
- the 2011 BAR-D Roundup CD 
- the 2012 BAR-D Roundup CD
- the 2013 BAR-D Roundup CD (special Christmas volume)
- the 2014 BAR-D Roundup CD 
- the 2015 BAR-D Roundup CD  (fall, 2015)
- the 2006 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Joelle Smith (no longer available)
- the 2007 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Tim Cox 
- the 2008 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by William Matthews
- the 2009 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Bob Coronato

- the 2010 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Bill Owen
- the 2011 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Duward Campbell
- the 2012 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by R.S. Riddick 
- the 2013 Cowboy Poetry Week poster by Shawn Cameron

- the 2014 Cowboy Poetry Week posted by Jason Rich
- the 2015 Cowboy Poetry Week posted by Don Dane

 

Partner  $100  

- your name on our Wall of Support
- supporters' Back at the Ranch newsletter
- the 2015 BAR-D Roundup CD  (fall, 2015) or any other CD
- the 2015 Cowboy Poetry Week posted by Don Dane

Donor  $40 US; $60 for Canada and other countries*

- your name on our Wall of Support
- supporters' Back at the Ranch e-newsletter
- the 2015 BAR-D Roundup CD  (fall, 2015) or any other CD
- the 2015 Cowboy Poetry Week posted by Don Dane

*We regret that 2013 international postal rate hikes make the mailing of a poster or CD outside of the U.S. about $10 

 


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© 2013, Jason Rich Studios; jasonrichstudios.com
Web reproduction permitted for Cowboy Poetry Week promotion with the credit line included:
"End of Day" © 2013, Jason Rich Studios, jasonrichstudios.com  Cowboy Poetry Week 2014, CowboyPoetry.com"
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© 2012, Shawn Cameron;  shawncameron.com
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"Making Adjustments" © 2012, by Shawn Cameron, ShawnCameron.com; Cowboy Poetry Week 2013, CowboyPoetry.com"
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Reproduction prohibited without express written permission
"Heads or Tails" © 2004, by R.S. Riddick; Cowboy Poetry Week 2012