We're over 117% of the goal… In less than 48 hours.
I have many thank you notes to send off, starting tomorrow afternoon…
But, today I have to put finishing touches on the first feature. We've fundraised and covered the launching expenses. However, additional funding just helps us diminish the overall $100,000 we're going to raise from corporate sponsors.
Additional funds benefit sub-contractors (music, photographers, designers), an archival data storage system, website management/video delivery… So many things. You've helped the start. You've helped start to tell the stories, and support a project that employs artists. Sleep well tonight, and wake up energized with purpose tomorrow.
The story here is a tremendous one. You believe that Rockford's story needs to be told, and that this is an important project. Social proof. So, please — continue to look forward to the project. Continue to talk about the project. Continue support it. I'm thrilled the first step we took was a solid one. The more funding we gather here just further supports us in the search for corporate sponsorship.
This post doesn't even come close to describing the gratitude I feel towards my friends, and fellow citizens.
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Our sincere, heartfelt thanks. You're making Rockford a better place.Estimated delivery:
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You're not really miserable and you want to help show others that we're better than #9. You'll be listed as a "Dear #9" supporter on the sponsor page.Estimated delivery:
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"My thank you" reward. Works out to be $1 per video support. Pablo Korona will call you to personally thank you.Estimated delivery:
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A limited-edition Our City, Our Story rally t-shirt. Printed on the inside, to be worn inside out — like a rally cap in baseball. Plus your name listed on the sponsor page of our website. Only available for pickup at Kryptonite, where you will receive a $4 gift certificate.Estimated delivery:
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Supporter pack: 'This is Our City, Our Story' static sticker to put on your car window, home window or window of your business… The most comfortable T-Shirt, and a phone call from Pablo Korona thanking you for your support.Estimated delivery:
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Be an Associate Producer. You'll get your name listed on our sponsor page as an Associate Producer, which is just below the corporate sponsorship messages. You'll get an Our City, Our Story T-shirt, 'This is Our City, Our Story' static sticker.Estimated delivery:
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Lunch with Pablo Korona, producer of Our City, Our Story at a downtown restaurant of your choice. Plus an Our City, Our Story t-shirt and your name listed on the sponsor page of our website.Estimated delivery:
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First light of 2012 Top of Amerock building panorama. Pablo Korona liaised with the city of Rockford to get permission for a group of photographers up onto the top of the Amerock (Ziock) building in downtown Rockford on New Year's Eve. This tremendous shot is by Ryan Davis. It will be printed 11.5" x 40" by Shawn Kelley at Wallblank Printery, and framed by MainfraiM by Jeremy M. Klonicki… 50% of this reward will go directly to the artists/craftsmen responsible.Estimated delivery:
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Lunch with Mayor Morrissey at a downtown restaurant of your choice. Plus an Our City, Our Story t-shirt and your name listed on the sponsor page of our website.Estimated delivery:
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Greyscale company/personal logo just below the 9 square grid of :45 Support Messages on the Sponsor page referenced below. It can link to a place of your choice, but must be approved by editorial/advisory board. Guarantees 12 months.Estimated delivery:
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:45 Support Message. Person or Company. A feature on top of the sponsor page, speaking to why you support the project. You'll be one of 9, prominently placed. This short message will be shot and directed by Pablo Korona. You can embed it from here to be anywhere, as well. Guarantees 12 months.Estimated delivery:
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