Blue Deer Center News

Posted January 28, 2011

With the start of the New Year, and our exciting calendar for 2011, comes our drive to increase the number of monthly supporters from 42 to 63 people. The 42 people who supported us every month last year with donations ranging from $10 to $600 per month are the backbone of meeting our financial commitments that include items like the mortgage, electricity, and heating oil.

Last year, as an incentive for people to become monthly supporters of the Center, we offered a beautiful Huichol beaded jaguar head. As you may remember, Cheryl White won the raffle attached to this donor appeal. Maybe you remember her beautiful modeling with the piece in our enews – March 2010

This year, we have a very rare item that we are offering as an incentive. Eliot Cowan created a beautiful picture of the blue deer, which has since become the logo for the Center. Four prints were created from the original. We are offering a framed print #2 to one of the new monthly (or renewed donors with an increase) a chance to receive this piece with words personally written on the back to you.

Click on the button below to learn more and to read words by Eliot Cowan on what brought this art forward into the world.

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Posted January 28, 2011

You may have heard about it. We have been talking about it for months now. You will soon be receiving an online survey to see where our dreams will take the Blue Deer Center. This survey was created by a very committed group of volunteers over the past 6 or so months - K’anna Burton, Cristian Valenzuela, Mark Gionfriddo, Bill Sutton, and Andi Tilmann.

We have sections for each stakeholder (Plant Spirit people, Program Participants, Providers, etc.) at the Center. We really want to know what makes the Center work for you and how we may do a better job of fulfilling the Center’s mission as a home for ancestral traditions.

If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact our Dreamcatchers at dreamcatching [at] bluedeer [dot] org.

Posted January 28, 2011

A few people stepped forward and presented the BDC with a challenge this Fall to match their donation of $15,000. If we did, the Center could keep it all to produce our first beautiful catalog that will reach an estimated 80,000 people.

Well, thanks to all of you out there in the world whose donations ranged from $3 on up, we made it with a grand total of $35,453. Thank-you, thank-you all!

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