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Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

JPF Donations Honor Roll - 05/22/08 05:30 PM

Hi Folks,

I wanted to publicly thank those who have made donations to JPF since we recently added the Donation button (it's on the right hand side of the message boards) on the message boards.

To Donate via Pay Pal OR with just a credit card (no pay pal account needed!), just click the button to the right of this message. If you would like to donate via a check directly in the mail rather than Pay Pal, make it out to "Just Plain Folks" and mail it to:

Just Plain Folks
5327 Kit Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46237

We've collected $13,091 dollars in donations from 174 different generous members.

2008 Donations (in chronological order):

Perry Smith
Anthony Armenta
John Selleck
Michael Borges
Wyman Griffith
Kaley Willow
Andrew Aversa
JK Technologies, Inc
Tristan Bishop
Kay-lynn Franklin
Ricki Bellos
Lynn Orloff
Beth Williams
Mark Kaufman
Donna Dutchess
Tia Ciferno
Aaron Authier
Dean Pitchford
Ronald Ireland
Wyman Griffith (he made a second donation! Thanks Wy!)
Derek Hines
JK Technologies (Kevin E. Thanks for the second donation!)
Thomas Shea
Patrick Bryant
Scott and Gwendolyn Campbell
Kaley Willow (Also a second donation!)
David Gill
Joanne Lurgio
Bill Robinson
Ricki Bellos (a second donation! Thanks!)
Arthur J. Baker
Midnight Bob
Kevin Emmrich (a third donation!)
Ricki Bellos (a third donation and our 5th biggest in history!)
Derek Hines (a second donation)
Midnight Bob (a second donation)
Kelli Brinkert
Brenda Lowry
Linda Adams
Heidi Thompson
Jim Offerman/Mike Caro (in a special arrangement between the two of them have combined for our third largest donation ever!)
Alan David
Jack Swain
David Guy
Kristi McKeever
Leza Mesiah
Lisa Kloberdanz
Emily Sanders
Cher Klosner
Herbie Gaines
Mike Dunbar
Eileen Atkinson
Mari McCarthy
David Burtner
Pete Gallatin
Sky Hunter Records
Jeff Chenard
Bill Warrington

2009 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

Nigel Quin
John Schick
Babette
Bill Pittman
Christine Ledford
Wendy Dumond
Magne Kolstad
Michael Zaneski
Andrew Redmond
JK Technologies (Thanks Kevin!)
Michelle Chapman
Robert Seals
Jody Smith
Ricki Bellos
Craig Charles
Michelle Chapman
Halie Loren
Rebbeca Peaden
Kelly Hoffman
Donna Devine
Jessica Paige
Leo Dale
Reuben Correa
Halie Loren
Diane Lincoln
Roy/PC Projects
James Stenzel
Dean Pitchford
Andrew Redmond

2010 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Thomas Roche
JK Technologies
Roy and Helen Cooper
Janet Snow
Jean Bullock
Randy Gendron
Brenda Lowry
Colin Ward
Ricki Bellos
Donna Devine
Jan Petter Solheim
Albert Willis
Music Mosaic
Yann Causeret
Betty Holt
Patrick Bryant
Gail King
Joanne Lurgio
Larry Westfall
Wyman Griffith
Halie Loren
Lynman Bacolor
Newsflash Sounds
Nigel Quinn
Mark Hensel
Geoffrey Wood
James Mitchell
Sharla Shore
Golf Better Productions
Bill Pittman
Laurie & Mike Caroccia
Calvin Stewart
Harriet Schock
Herbie Gaines
Gwendolyn and Scott Campbell
Jeffrey Epstein
Jonathan Wood
Tricia Baker
Geneva Keith
Doug Allison
John Selleck
Robert Nichols
Joice Marie
John Swanson
Margaret McKaig
Brenda Lowry
Perry Smith
Gerard Harkin
Ricki Bellos
Victor Arnold

2011 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

Wendy DuMond
Donna Devine
JK Technologies (Kevin E)
John Schick
Samba Moon Records
Patrick Bryant
Robert Nichols Jr.
Ricki Bellos
Anthony Armenta
Bruce Johnson
Tampa Stan Good
Ashwednesday
Mike Dunbar
Terry Moore
Gwendolyn Campbell
Allen Rivers
Jennifer Warner
Shirley Dwyer
Samuel Harris
Ernest Reid
Maureen Fitchten
Ricki Bellos

2012 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Douglas Barnett
JK Technologies
William Ware
Wyman Griffith
THIERRY SANCHEZ
Thomas Liljerum
Victor Arnold
Chari Huntzberry
Jack Gold

2013 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Donna Devine
Daniel Sullivan
JK Technologies (Kevin E)
Byron Merritt
Diane Lincoln
Joyce Terceira
Victor Arnold
Robin Grimmond
Kaley Willow
Peter Stewart
Victor Arnold
Wyman Griffith
Lisa Gundling

2014 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Roy Cooper
Jeff Epstein
Nigel Quinn
Geneva Griffin
Anthony Armenta
Joe Romere
David Gill
Patrick Bryant
JK Technologies
Ricki Bellos
"Steady" Eddie Swartz
Victor Arnold

2015 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Donna Devine
JK Technologies (Kevin E)
Victor Arnold
Geoff Wood
Wyman Griffith
Ricki Bellos
Sheree Cade
Colin Ward
Pat Ratkowski

2016 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

Victor Arnold
Ricki Bellos
Sheree Cade
John Schick
Julie Parisi
David Gill
Robert Gustafson
John Voorpostel
Roy Cooper
Calvin Stewart
Donna Devine
Geoff Wood
Michael J. Zaneski
Colin Ward
Magne Kolstad
Kevin Emmrich
Tammy Carlson
E Swartz
Dave Gill (second donation)
Ricki Bellos (a second donation/t-shirt purchase)
Greg Watton
Kristi McKeever
Dave Rice
Dave Gill and Michael J. Zaneski via a telethon recording deal!
Vic Arnold and Travis David via a Telethon Recording Deal!
Nigel Quinn
Roy Cooper and Colin Ward via a Telethon Press Release Deal!
Ben Willis and Lisa Gundling via a Telethon Recording Deal!
Wendy Dumond
Robert Gustafson
Marc Barnette
Christopher Perkins

2017 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
John Westmoreland
Clay Wilson
Trammel Willis
Patrick Lockwood
Roy Cooper
Julia Banzi
Sandy Andina
Anthony Armenta
Brenton Gallatin
David Gill
Ricki Bellos
Michael Zaneski
David Lekich
Victor Arnold
E Swartz
Ricki Bellos (via Roy Cooper Voiceover Deal. Thanks Guys!)
Robert Gustafson
Calvin Stewart
Kristi McKeever

2018 Donations: (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
Ricki Bellos
Roy Cooper
David Lekitch
Geoff Wood
Calvin Stewart
E Swartz
Vic Arnold
Michael Healey

2019 Donations (In Chronological Order)

John Schick
E Swartz
Ricki Bellos
Donna Devin
Roy Cooper
Everett Adams
Robert Burke
Kay Carew
David Lekich
Lane Vincent
Brenton Gallatin
David Gill
Vic Arnold

2020 Donations

John Schick
Ricki Bellos
Donna Devine
Kevin Emmrich
David Gill
Vic Arnold
E Swartz
David Lekich
Cal Stewart
Dave Rice
Geoff Wood
Lane Vincent
Ben Willis
Antony Armenta
Martin Lide
Julia Banzi
Mel Mapp
Don Scott
Lane Vincent
Craig Allen
E Swartz
Diane Simmons

2021 Donations

John Schick
Calvin Stewart
Steven McDonald
Smith Family
Three Quarter North
Annegret Crawford
Greg Tamblyn
Joanne Lurgio
Cindy Alexander
Nadina Mackie Jackson
Harold Payne
JK Technologies (Kevin E)
Jasmine Cain
Hasina Stephens
Duane Harlick
Wilma Kannegieter
Stanislav Kozadayev
Vikramjit Banerjee
Ellis
Romantic Devil Records
Mark Gage
Lane Vincent
Rikki Bellos
Newsflash Sounds

(Updated as of -03-12-21)

Just Plain Folks is 100% Volunteer Run and Free to all members. We use all money donated to pay for basic expenses relating to the website and message board. In the coming year we plan to upgrade the message boards, change the website, and we expect to incur significant expenses which require some voluntary support from all of you, those who read this post and use JPF for recreation, to improve your craft in hopes of making money or as an educational tool to learn what to do and what to avoid.

In every year we've received enough to at least pay the costs of the website until 2012 when (as you can see above) folks didn't step up to help as they have in the past. If you can help out with $10, $20 or more dollars, it makes a difference. Some members have been very generous year after year and given $100's of dollars. You don't need to do that, but it sure does help when those of you who spend many hours and sometimes every single day of the year here, to give back a little. If you don't value the boards, we can't invest our resources here. It's really up to you all! Just click the "Donate" button, and give a little or a lot. You don't have to be a Pay Pal member, you can simply use a credit card. Keep in mind PayPal takes their share, so donations of $5 dollars or less get eaten up by PayPal and they don't really need the money. Better to hold off until you can afford a bit more later.

Thanks again to those who have done more than their share and have made up for many others. It is noticed and appreciated!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 07/08/16 01:13 PM

I updated everything!

Thanks to those who are helping out!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 03/25/17 12:01 AM

Updated as of May 25th, 2017
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 10/02/17 07:23 PM

Updated through 10-01-17

We're only $60 away from hitting 10K for all time (since we started tracking) donations. It's been pretty thin this year, so if you can spare a few bucks we'd appreciate it. Also We're 1 new donor from hitting 150. Who wants to help us pass the number? (or better, how about we move up towards 11K by the end of the year?) We've spent about $3500 dollars on the boards this year, so anything we can recoup would really help out.

Thanks to all who support the boards, Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 01/19/19 06:08 AM

Updated through 1-19-19
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 05/03/19 09:15 PM

Updated 5-3-19
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 02/11/20 05:17 PM

We're updated as of 2-11-20. It is costing us $375 more just to host the site than it used to. We also need to build an entirely new website around the board which will feature video blogs/posts (similar to the old newsletter in video format) and I hope to start doing fun stuff like playing live games like Name That Tune, Name the Theme Song backwards, Trivia etc. via YouTube Live Streams once we have over 1,000 subscribers.

I also plan to start interviewing members of Just Plain Folks from all levels of the industry who have found alternative ways to survive off making music. There are so many stories to tell and I would love to get all of you on Video for the archive. I might even have a video introduction for those who donate to the site once YouTube allows us to do so.

Thanks to those who have started adding to our empty coffers. The unexpected closure of our 21 year host Hostbaby caused us tremendous expense which wiped out our accounts down to nearly 0! If you can find a way to support what you love, then please continue to do so so we're here like an old friend when you need us!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 04/22/20 04:39 AM

We got a very needed chunk of donations since the last update. You know who you are, thank you so much guys!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 07/15/20 07:13 AM

Thanks to a new donor Julia Banzi! I updated the list as of July 15, 2020! We could use some more support folks, every bit helps us cover all thoe transfer costs to the new site. We still need a new website but that will require volunteer help and donations. Thanks to Jack Eppington for offering programming help.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 11/28/20 12:30 PM

I just updated this. Thanks to the returning donors as well as the first timers. Every little bit helps. Our website had to be saved from deletion with 17 hours warning after 21 years on Hostbaby/CDBaby/Discmakers. They have since consolidated all their activities. They had agreed to save the files to a drive but did not. So millions of pages of text, graphics, video, audio and photos (over 2 million!) were forever lost. With ockdowns we can't restart touring or live events which is where we got nearly all our funding, so the donations here have always gone solely towards keeping up this board, updating and fixing software and general oprating costs. We've always kept it ad free thanks to donations.

Thanks to those who invest is keeping it going. Please support those things you like or like most businesses today they may be gone tomorrow. We launched this 22 years ago today. Let's keep it going at least a few more!

Brian 11-28-2020.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: JPF Donations Honor Roll - 01/04/21 12:33 PM

I just updated the end of 2020 and started 2021. Thanks for the support. We need to rebuild our website from scratch and we'll put donations toward that end.

01-04-21
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