We invite you to be part of the official fundraising campaign for the completion of Storyknife Writers Retreat. There are many different levels at which you can donate, and we appreciate all of your support.
Mount Iliamna Founders Circle
Become part of the community that funds the founding of Storyknife. Mount Iliamna Founders Circle is made up of people who understand that women’s stories are important and who want to help create a place where those voices are fostered. Members of the Mount Iliamna Founders Circle can make a one time $1000 donation or donate at least $100 each month via credit or debit card, thereby assuring the unrestricted operating funds that Storyknife will need to come into existence and contributing to capital campaign.
Please donate at least $1000 to be part of this community bringing Storyknife to life.
Click here to join the Iliamna Founders Circle. This will allow you to make a donation via Paypal. Please see instructions below to donate by check or wire transfer.
Make Your Mark
We have several select opportunities for donors to make their mark at Storyknife. What is a better lasting legacy for an important woman in your life than her name woven into the daily life of a women writers retreat?
Name the Main House:
Donate $250,000 and the first name of the woman of your choice will be prominently displayed above the door of the main house and referenced in Storyknife materials. (1 pending.)
Name either the Library or the Great Room inside the Main House:
Donate $100,000 and the first name of the woman of your choice will be prominently displayed on a custom made sign and referenced in Storyknife materials. (2 available.)
Name a Cabin:
Donate $50,000 and the first name of the woman of your choice will be prominently displayed above the door of a cabin and referenced in Storyknife materials. (3 remaining available.)
- Arliss Sturgulewski, who will be naming her cabin for her daughter-in-law, Carol.
- Jeannie Penney, who will be naming her cabin for her mother, Betty Rice.
- Cathy Rasmuson, who will be naming her cabin for Halibut Cove artist Diana Tillion.
Name a Garden or Trail Spot:
Donate $10,000 and the first name of the woman of your choice will be prominently displayed on a bench or custom sign and referenced in Storyknife materials. (12 available.)
Click here to Make Your Mark. This will allow you to make a donation via Paypal. Please see instructions below to donate by check. If you chose Paypal, please click the “Add special instructions to the seller” note on the payment page and let us know how you’d like to make your mark… We’ll contact you for the details.
Eva’s House Fundraiser
We’d like to name the main house of Storyknife “Eva’s House.” To help us along, Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli have offered to match your donations two-for-one. So, until we reach our goal of $250,000, they will be basically tripling your donation.
You can send a check or use PayPal, but you must be sure to indicate your donation is for the Eva’s House Campaign.
We’ll be updating the totals for this campaign weekly on this page, so keep checking!
Currently our totals for this campaign are: $47,940 which will be boosted an additional $94,400 by our matching donors for a total of $143,820 towards our $250,000 goal. Thank you so much to Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli and all of the generous people who have donated! Let’s make our goal!!!! This $2 for every $1 matching donation will be in effect through August 2017.
Other Ways to Support Storyknife
Every donation helps make Storyknife a reality. We gratefully receive donations in any amount, and recurring monthly donations are particularly helpful. Please know that your donations are tax deductible and any amount helps us keep this fundraising campaign going until we meet our $1,000,000 goal for building the entire facility. After that time, we’ll also need funds to keep the lights on, food on the table, and pay the staff.
$200 each month ($2400 per year) – can feed a writer
$100 each month ($1200 per year) – can grow a garden
$40 a month ($480 per year) – can bring the light to a cabin
$25 a month ($300 per year) – can connect a writer (internet/phone for a cabin for the year)
Please consider donating in any amount. Click here to set up monthly donations of any amount or a one time donation in any amount. Or see the information below on how to donate by check.
Supporters who wish to pay by check (and spare us the PayPal fee) can send their donations to:
Storyknife Writers Retreat
PO Box 75
Homer, Alaska 99603
Storyknife is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your donation is fully deductible.
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Friends of Storyknife
The following is a running list of people* who have donated to help make Storyknife a reality. Thank all of you for believing in the power of women’s stories.
Eva’s House Campaign Donations
Our Matching Donors: Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli
Tele L Aadsen
Donna G R Aderhold
Mary Victoria Anderson
Scott and Jody Banks
Susan V Banks
Anne L Black-Sinak
Barbara L Buchanan
Anne G Canright
Jaqueline Carr Foundation
Jeanne E. Clark
Patrick J Coughlin
Patricia M Crofut
Jodi E Darby
Kate Carroll de Gutes
Mei Mei Evans
Daryl and Joan Farmer
Deirdre D Ford
Donna L Freedman
Jane A Geiger
Sharon A Genaux
Julie L Hodges
The Homer Bookstore
Pamela L Houston
Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown
Marion A Jones
Leslie L Jones-Wentz
Jean Fitch Justice
Laurie R. King
Joanna M Knapp
Marc and Sandra Langland
Patrick L Livecchi
Linda and Larry Martin
Paula J Martin
Deborah Mc Neil
Judith and Gordon Meyer
James A. Misko
Cathy and Jim Obbema
barbara g peters
Terry S Rensel
Kim and Eric Rogers
Mary and Bob Rogers
Mary and Charles Sethness Charitable Foundation
Nancy M Shrout-Wankowski
Sheryl A. Simpson
Virginia W. Sims
Carol and Roe Sturgulewski
Nancy Louise Tague
Kim Steutermann Rogers
Valerie Van Brocklin
Kyra and Neil Wagner
Members of the Mount Iliamna Founders Circle
Paula and Joe Martin
Susan Banks and Stewart Terry
S. J. Barnsley
M. Marie Causey-Spence
Steven R. Defa
Anne Fuller, in memory of her mother
Tiffinie Helmer Author
Mary Kallenberg and Bob Hartzler
Maggie (Parnassus Books)
Lawrence W. Marbourg
Marion E. Meserve
Diane E. Nesmeyer
Sandra J. Nolfi – “Please accept this donation to Storyknife in honor of Cathy & Jim Obbema, friends without equal.”
Oak Tree Antiques
Mary Enright Olson
Susan E Robertson
Barbi and Jason Rounds
Cathy White (Memorial Gift)
Marisa E. Young
*If you prefer to remain anonymous, please include a note with your check, or in the appropriate field when donating through PayPal.