So, I'm back from Montreal - and today I have spent organizing my office/writing area and tomorrow I re-start work on the book. I want to thank publicly every person who has made this moment possible (the donors to The Amazing True Imaginary Autobiography of Dick & Jani
campaign). Some folks chose to stay anonymous, so there are more than meet the eye. There were also people who donated time, ideas and help spreading the word to whom I am very grateful. But this list is for the folks who donated ranging in amount from $1 to $2,500 - each person a part of this book now.
If you donated and don't see your name here and wish you did, please do tell me so I can add you. The Indiegogo site perhaps listed you as wanting to remain anonymous and that's why you're not here. I can change that. Also, if you did choose to be anonymous, I do know who you all are and will be in touch with you all on progress of book.
One more note about this list: it includes people I've known throughout my whole life - some going back to summer programs and high school, some from college, some professionally and some through fabulous friendship that has spanned continents and years. Other people on this list I've never met and am astonished by their generosity and support. Of the people on this list I do know, I can tell you they are all amazing individuals who do great things in this world - some creative, some entrepreneurial, some activist, some academic, some in deep and profound service to others and many whose lives are a combination platter. I'm going to take a leap and say I'm pretty sure the folks I don't know are the same. Is this a certain kind of humblebrag? Yeah sure, but it's Also True!
Drum roll please....(thunder and lightening of gratitude...cheesy yet heartfelt effects...and...)
Very special thanks (and a place in heaven) to:
John Barclay-Morton, Allan Bilsky, Julie Clark Boak, Christoph Bolten, Ellen Boscov, Zoe Bouras, Jenny Boylan, Melinda Buckley, Glenda Burgess, Christine Campbell, Joanna Caldas, Francelle Carapetyan, Mark Cassidy & Suzanne Hersh, Sabrina Colie, Jay Davidson, Michael DiGioia, Peter Felsenthal, Robyn Flemming, Kathy Franklin, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Kélina Gotman, Susan Greenfield, Carle Groome, Renata Hinrichs, Julia Hough, Christian Huygen, David Irons, Bill Jose, Jeffrey A Lewonczyk, Jennifer Litchfield, Jana Llewellyn, Timothy Lone, Amy Loomis, Alyson Lounsbury, Sarah Lowengard, Amy Ludwig, Pam MacLean, Rachel Malbin, Jane Marcellus, Carol Martin, Susan Meeker, Sharon Miller, Glenn Mitchell, Katherine & Peter Myles, Veronica Needa, Nicole Poole, Steve Potter, Susan E. Purdy Pelosi, Nina Roberts, Karen Rush Rizzo, William Roetzheim, Tamara Rogers, Jonathan Salisbury, Nic Sammond, Amy L Sanders, Peter Schmidt, Robin Schmidt, Michael Steven Schultz, Rajni Shah & Theron Schmidt, Hasan Anil Sepetçi, Luis Sotelo, Malin Stahl, Carol Lynn Tabas, E Jill & James Tobak, Mario Veenstra, Sallyanne Wood and all the Anonymous Donors
with a special shout-out to my mother's friend Fran Woodring
who sent me a check (unsolicited) a few months ago, because she believes in what I was trying to do with this book and wanted to be a part of helping make it happen...which spontaneous gift gave me the courage to try the Indiegogo campaign...and has now led to this astonishing gift of time to put all my attention - without distraction on writing to complete the research and a draft.
I thank you all again and again. Now to work....