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Monthly Update

November 15, 2011

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

Thank you every one of you! Your participation in the Christmas In August sale managed to put close to $10,000 into the Pearl Foundation coffers; between merchandise sales on and off the road, donations, living room concerts, and this auction, we have surpassed last year's half million mark – and one day, someday, I'm confident we'll hit that magic million! Not bad, for a small foundation that does no advertising and has only existed since 1998. So thank you one and all.

Janis and Dame Cleo Laine

Janis and Dame Cleo Laine

As I write this, I'm just finishing up my 30-date tour of the UK and Benelux, and what a fabulous time I've had. This is absolutely the best tour I've done in decades, with many, many special moments. I taped a BBC Songwriter's Circle with Neil Finn, performed for Dame Cleo Laine, and got a four star review in the London Times! Tonight is my last solo concert of the year, at Leeds Variety Theatre; tomorrow Lee and I head home for some well-earned R&R.

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

Janis at Cadogan Hall - Mick Ratman

Our year-end fund-raiser is the fourth annual Message Board Auction. The auction is run entirely by fans, via the Janis Ian Forums on my website. As in previous years, it will be run by Hoops, with Kathleen Brogan acting as banker. The auction itself will begin November 20 at 9 pm Central Standard Time, and end December 5th, also at 9pm Central. On November 17th, two new message boards will magically appear, and people will begin posting their items. Posting ends the 20th just before 9PM CST. All items to be posted must be pre-approved by Hoops! Please contact her at Hoops@janisian.com for information.

The Netherlands Crew

The Netherlands Crew

There are new rules. Those of you who've participated in previous auctions, please make sure you read the rules again!!

Some of the items you'll be seeing: Billie's Bones and Folk Is the New Black tour VIP laminates, a fingerprint kit created to publicize god & the fbi, old old archival postcards of yours truly… as well as home grown DVD's of the BBC Songwriter's Circle television special with myself, Neil Finn, and Ryan Adams. A Rude Girl jacket with logo on the back, Hoops' “Rudie fan starter set”, and my own tour book from the past 60 days overseas!!

One used itinerary, up for grabs!

One used itinerary, up for grabs!

Fans are encouraged to donate whatever items they think the market will bear, and the items do not have to be “Janis Ian-specific.” Just remember that peoples' funds are limited, so the items should be interesting – and shippable!

Thank you one and all in advance for your generosity, and see you soon!

Janis Ian

Janis

 

 

 

 

Hot News
  • Pearl Foundation 2016 Endowments

    As always this time of year, I am thrilled to post these Pearl Foundation checks and letters, totaling $74,000 in 2016 endowments and bringing our "lifetime total" to $983,000 in scholarships for returning students.

    Thank you, everyone who purchased merchandise from my website, held a living room concert, and donated some amount in return for all the free items we offer!! Couldn't have done it without you...

  • Pearl Foundation Update

    I am thrilled to announce that next week our little Pearl Foundation will be donating $74,000 to endow four scholarships at Goddard, Berea, and Warren Wilson Colleges! As of 2016 year-end, we will have donated a total of $983,000 in scholarship endowments for returning students - and it's all thanks to people like you!!!

  • December Store Sale!

    In the  hope of raising a bit more money for the Pearl Foundation as we close out the year, we are holding a small sale!!! 

    Sadly, no personalization is possible - but prices are still super low. We'll run it through December 17th - enjoy!

    Visit the store.

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