Send 5-star author to Harvard Univ

$2,750 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 10 months
Christy K Robinson  PEORIA, AZ
Christy K Robinson has been invited to speak at Harvard University on the 17th-century civil rights pioneer and religious figure, Anne Marbury Hutchinson, and is requesting assistance to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay for a round-trip flight, economy hotel, and related travel expenses including a 60-mile trip to Newport, Rhode Island, to investigate placing a memorial to William Dyer.

With years of research into Mary Dyer and her associates behind her, Christy has written six books, four of them about the brilliant founders of New England: Mary and William Dyer, Anne Hutchinson and son Edward Hutchinson, Katherine Marbury Scott, Sir Henry Vane, John Winthrop, John Cotton, John Endecott, and many others. Christy’s books have received hundreds of compliments and five-star reviews from readers and other authors.

Rather than judge the history-makers by 21st-century standards, Christy places them in their own culture, climate, politics, religions, and timelines. Motivations behind their actions become clear in that light. Big holes in what we know about them are filled in with this kind of research.

Even after publication of the books, Christy’s research has continued, and is published free on several blogs. The Dyer blog receives 4,500-6,000 page views every month. Christy administers several Facebook pages about these 17th-century American founders, including a group for descendants of William and Mary Dyer, and she contributes new research to a descendants group for Anne Hutchinson. One of the organizers of the Harvard event commented on a blog article at the Wm & Mary Barrett Dyer blog ,  “You should know, Christy, this very blog posting was the inspiration for this July's OUR FOUNDING MOTHERS CELEBRATION, on the 425th birthday of Anne Marbury Hutchinson. Hope you can make it!”

But self-employment doesn’t budget for a 2,700-mile business trip to Harvard University. Your gift will help make possible this once-in-a-lifetime honor of being invited to contribute her research on Anne Hutchinson’s 425th birthday in July 2016.

Gifts of $200 or more will be rewarded with an autographed copy of Christy’s new book on Anne Hutchinson, to be published in August 2016, and an autographed set of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Dyers series.

Gifts of $100-199 will be rewarded with an autographed set of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Dyers series.

All other gifts of any amount will be gratefully received.

Will you help make this dream happen before June 15?




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Update 8
Posted by Christy K Robinson
9 months ago
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Wow! All the support and love you've shown is overwhelming. You helped meet my original campaign goal of $2500 in about 30 days. Now that the details are more complete and I've extended my trip to six days (plus 21 hours of airport and travel time) in order to meet with bookstores about carrying my books, I've had to revise my budget upward to pay for shipping books, and marketing/promo expense. If you were considering helping my cause but haven't yet, there's still time, and still room. You can either donate online through the GoFundMe page, or send a check by snail mail. Thanks again!
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Update 7
Posted by Christy K Robinson
9 months ago
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I hardly know how to express my deep gratitude to those who funded my dream opportunity! Your generosity will be remembered and appreciated for the rest of my life. I'll produce blog articles and books that will directly relate to this trip back to New England.

Thanks to those of you who shared the links and tweets, even if you weren't able to donate—I know how it is!

Special thanks to these contributors:
Anonymous (TBC)
Anonymous (P&C B)
Anonymous (MM)
Anonymous (LMG) twice!
Anonymous (KC)
Anonymous (JK)
Anonymous (G&L C)
Anonymous (CJ) twice!
Alicia Linder
Bob & Patti Grant
Catherine Biggs
Cheryl Belluomo
Cindy Manning
Cliff & Freddie Harris
D Single-Minded
Elizabeth Turnbull
Evie Tenorio
Irene Seubert
Janet Johnston
Jill Swainson
Joelle McNulty
Katherine Marcella
Ken Horn
Larry & Gillian Geraty
Lynetta Murdoch
LynnDel Whitted
Merilou Effinger
MJ Logue
Pamela Tarango
Rebecca Davis-Nord twice!
Rohana Stone Rice
Ruth Ramstad
Sarah Ursell
Terry Collins
Todd Schoedel
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Update 6
Posted by Christy K Robinson
9 months ago
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Three cheers for YOU!!! You've brought me 95% toward the goal. Ten donations of $13.50 would close off the campaign and pay for (most of--haha!) one night in a Boston budget hotel. The point is, I'm grateful for your help, and I promise to represent you well.
Oh, by the way, here's the first newsletter about the OurFoundingMothers event. My editing business is mentioned at the very bottom. http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3dde10f8f1a634088e3eb9dd5&id=b8fa0c6ea9&e=6982a7340e
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Update 5
Posted by Christy K Robinson
9 months ago
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We're still moving forward on the campaign goal, but the plane has slowed down significantly. I'm so grateful for the support of friends and church, and a cousin or two, but it may be time to change strategy after showing this link to my contacts so many times. If you know of a professional office (dentist/physician/attorney/engineer) that would sponsor higher education goals, please share this campaign link with them and suggest that they sponsor the last few dollars! And for everyone else, those smaller gifts, when pooled with every other gift, will add up to success.
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$2,750 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 10 months
Created May 11, 2016
Christy K Robinson  
DS
$100
Dennis Swena
8 months ago
MM
$100
Matt and Goldie Mayry
8 months ago
$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
$25
Anonymous
9 months ago
$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
ET
$10
Elizabeth Turnbull
9 months ago
$50
Rebecca Davis-Nord
9 months ago
TS
$5
Todd Schoedel
9 months ago
SU
$10
Sarah Ursell
9 months ago
$200
Anonymous
9 months ago
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