Support "Folk with Matt Watroba"

$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 15 months
For many years, Matt Watroba has hosted great radio shows, including "Folks Like Us" on Detroit's WDET and shows on "Sing Out! Radio Magazine" and "Folk "Alley."

Now, he has launched a new radio show, "Folk with Matt Watroba" on WKAR 90.5 FM and streamed on on Sundays, 6 to 8 PM.  WKAR's broadcast range extends from Flint and the Detroit suburbs to Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

The Ten Pound Fiddle, a Mid-Michigan-based concert and dance series, has agreed to become an underwriter for Matt's show for the coming year for $5000. We are thrilled about this. However,  our operating budget does not have an extra $5000 in it, so we are asking the folk music community to partner with us on this underwriting adventure.

We have a goal of $5000 to support Matt's show through September, 2018. Any additional funds in this campaign will be used to underwrite the show in future years.

All donations will receive our immense gratitude and a receipt for your donation. The Ten Pound Fiddle is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, which means that your donations to us are tax deductible.

Folk with Matt Watroba is an incredibly entertaining, high quality program. We hope you can help keep this show on the air. 

To help us get the word out, please share this link to your Facebook timeline.

Thank you, very much!

The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series, produced by The Lansing Area Folksong Society
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Dear Donors: Donors who gave in 2017 should have received an official donation receipt from the PayPal Giving Fund, which is an official charity and thus your donations qualify for tax purposes. I am not clear if this also applies to donors who gave in 2018, as I am not clear about the provisions of the new tax laws. For questions, contact the PayPal Charitable Giving Fund
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I am listening to Matt Watroba's fabulous radio show right this minute and thinking about what a great gift we have given to Mid-Michigan. BIG thanks to all of Matt's great supporters! And BIG thanks to Matt!
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Dear Generous 2017 Donors . . . You should have received an email/letter from PayPal that you can use for tax deduction purposes. The Ten Pound Fiddle is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so in 2017 your donation was tax deductible. I am not sure about 2018. If you haven't received a notice from PayPal, you need to contact them directly. Here are instructions:
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Eureka! We have reached our goal of $5000 raised to allow the Ten Pound Fiddle to underwrite Matt Watroba's fine new radio show, "Folk with Matt Watroba" on WKAR 90.5 FM on Sunday nights from 6 to 8PM. Between our GoFundMe Campaign and donations make directly, we have reached our goal. HUGE THANKS to all of you who have made this possible! Folk music—both traditional and contemporary—is a joy and an invaluable record of our cultural history. Thanks for keeping it alive!
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$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 15 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Lansing Area Folksong Society
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East Lansing, MI
EIN: 382539500
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