The Peggybank totals

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January 20th, 2008, 5:39 pm #1

Pledges total so far is at least $8695, although some were in other than US dollars, so it may be a bit more than that.

(could somebody please pin this thread?)

Thanks!

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January 20th, 2008, 5:51 pm #2

That's a wonderful start! Now it's time to start getting those corporate sponsorships. I'm glad to say that 89th key just announced that he will match and double all donations between now and 1:00 PM EST if we hit a goal of $500 between now and then!

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January 20th, 2008, 5:55 pm #3

Its a start.... we'll do better than that, though. We haven't even started shaking the trees yet!
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January 20th, 2008, 6:00 pm #4

It is a great start, yes. I think Jon's right, too, we can shake some more trees.

Peggy will be so touched.

I would be.

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January 20th, 2008, 6:00 pm #5

Jon, you've done this before - fundraising that is. What's the actual "collection vs. pledge" percentage, usually?
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January 20th, 2008, 6:05 pm #6

Updated total:

$9460 (this is ballpark, several of the pledges were not in US currency, and I haven't calculated that part out)

I will answer all your PM pledges soon, I promise. I have some family stuff to attend to at the moment.

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January 20th, 2008, 8:20 pm #7

This thread is now pinned.
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January 20th, 2008, 8:25 pm #8

George K wrote: Jon, you've done this before - fundraising that is. What's the actual "collection vs. pledge" percentage, usually?
If the collector is known to the pledgee its damn near 100%. That's why I've been single minded and obnoxious insistent about using Jodi as the collection point. ;)
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January 20th, 2008, 8:29 pm #9

I just donated but it's in british pounds so it'll need sorting

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January 20th, 2008, 8:33 pm #10

MP - I'll PM you now.
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January 20th, 2008, 11:26 pm #11

This is outstanding - but I know we can do better!!!!

If we were to raise, say as little as $30K - we could provide a fund for current expenses of $10K, and provide an investment account for the boys' education that would be around $70K each by the time they went to college.

Think about how difficult it would be for single parent to amass that kind of nest egg. These kids had a very brave mother who thought to protect them first, then tried to outwit her abductor. Her efforts rate ours.
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January 20th, 2008, 11:32 pm #12

Mikhailoh wrote: This is outstanding - but I know we can do better!!!!
I think this is a great amount for a cause that was only started a few hours ago, and I think as people get a chance to see the message and talk with spouses we could see an amount like what you're aiming for, Mik. :smile:
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January 20th, 2008, 11:43 pm #13

I agree wholeheartedly Optimistic. The online piano community is literally thousands of people who are registered and more still who just hang around. A lot of them have registered just to express condolences.

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January 21st, 2008, 3:56 am #14

Updated total pledges:

$11,510

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January 21st, 2008, 3:57 am #15

WHOOO HOOO! You guys ROCK!

Let's keep it going now!

(And Jodi REALLY rocks for doing all this work.....)
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January 21st, 2008, 4:43 am #16

jodi wrote: Updated total pledges:

$11,510

:) Jodi
Rock on.

Special thanks for the group putting this together, and for jodi for taking care of it all.
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January 21st, 2008, 7:59 am #17

Good.
People are generous.
I want to see $15K!

All of you are doing a good job coordinating this.

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January 21st, 2008, 3:14 pm #18

jon-nyc wrote:
George K wrote: Jon, you've done this before - fundraising that is. What's the actual "collection vs. pledge" percentage, usually?
If the collector is known to the pledgee its damn near 100%. That's why I've been single minded and obnoxious insistent about using Jodi as the collection point. ;)
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I suspect we'll have a very low "slippage" rate.

When will we get marching orders on the fund?
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January 21st, 2008, 3:34 pm #19

Piano*Dad wrote:

When will we get marching orders on the fund?
We hope it will be no later than tomorrow morning.

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January 21st, 2008, 6:06 pm #20

Updated total pledges:

$12,320

I had hoped to be able to reply to everybody's pledge by now, but I've had 86 private messages so far from the four forums combined, and I haven't been able to do much more than answer the ones that had questions. I will PM everybody with where to send the money as soon as we figure out the logistics of everything. Thanks so much for your generosity so far - you guys are awesome! Keep it up!!

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