$9,260 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 134 people in 23 months
Marlane Drake
on behalf of Musicians for Music

New Orleans Cultural Giant Pat Jolly Could Lose Her Home Unless We Help NOW! Let's not let this happen to a fervent supporter of the city’s unique heritage!
All donations are tax deductible through Musicians for Music, a non-profit organization.

When her mother died three years ago, Pat inherited the house they lived in together for thirty years.
The City promptly raised her property tax to $8,000 per year, a ten-fold increase!

Although through two appeals her property tax was lowered,
Pat Jolly needs to pay the Tax Liens on her property or she could lose her house.

A mortgage company stands ready to take ownership at the end of the year if not thwarted!

Pat is 70 years old and lives on Social Security and a meager income as a photographer.

Moving from her home
with all its collections and memorabilia from five generations of New Orleanians would just kill her, I know.

Pat Jolly deserves our help at this critical time BECAUSE of HER SELFLESS SERVICE to, and expertise in, grassroots community outreach and her DECADES of volunteer work on behalf of nonprofits like the music station WWOZ, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, the Louisiana Jazz Federation, LadyFest, New Orleans Women in Music and many more.

She is and has been one of the Most proactive advocates for the culture and heritage of New Orleans,
passionate about helping artists and musicians these many, many years and her mother before her.

Her mother, Honey, was an invalid and blind the last twenty years of her life. Pat was right there, caring for her.

Pat Jolly's life has been dedicated to art, culture, and music, not looking for much monetarily for herself.

Let’s not let her world come crashing down!
Please help her keep her house!
         Let's spread the word!


*The Cutting Edge Music Business Conference honored her with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. 
*Offbeat Magazine presented her with their Heartbeat Lifetime Achievement Award during the Best of the Beat Award Ceremony in 2014.
* Pat received a Michalopoulos Pirouette Award for her service to the Arts in 2012.
*The Contemporary Arts Center recognized her as their SweetART in 2005.

In the ‘80s, she self-published a weekly music calendar, later produced for six years
by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. This evolved into a free community email service that continues to this day.

Pat has been volunteering her time for THIRTY YEARS to benefit the community!

She has hooked up hundreds of New Orleans musicians with festival gigs and organized numerous photography and art exhibitions.

As one of the first DJs for WWOZ community radio, she created the first show that interviewed musicians about their performances and lives, featuring their original compositions.

Pat volunteered for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic after Hurricane Katrina setting up weekly gigs and finding housing for musicians.

For ten years in the past she produced Jazz Awareness Month with performances, educational seminars and video projects for the Louisiana Jazz Federation.

More recently Pat produced a six month long weekly free-admission film series about New Orleans culture and music.

Pat Jolly takes photos of New Orleans culture as a participant, not merely as an observer.

Her work reflects her immersion in the boisterous, mysterious character of local New Orleans life, and the music, costuming and processional traditions that define our city's culture of theatricality and masquerade.

For decades, Pat's photos have been featured in exhibitions, music albums and CDs, books, magazines and websites.

Pat has been on intimate terms with so many for so long. Her photo collection is of unique value to our community and deserving of preservation.

If we exceed our goal there are future taxes AND: Her vision is for digitizing her photo collection and making it an easily accessible community resource which will be invaluable for future generations of scholars, journalists, documentarians and educators craving real slices of New Orleans life.
Let’s let her do it!

who recognizes the prize New Orleans and the World has in Pat Jolly.
May her light keep burning bright!

FUN-Raiser for the Funtrepreneur!

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PAT PAID HER 2015 AND 2016 TAXES- $17,911 - AND her 2017 HOUSE TAXES!!!

From funds raised here, the Facebook fund in her honor AND at the Jolly Jubilee Fun-Raiser on Dec 7th at the Irish House-SO MUCH FUN with 9 great artists and their bands performing for her, and a silent and live auction of her photographs and other artists' works.

She is grateful to us all!!!

My best to you all in this Season of Good Cheer!
Love, Marlane

P.S. I wish we had enough to paint her house and fix the roof. My prayers will continue to be with her.

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Come enjoy art, fun, friendship and music by
* Irma Thomas * Deacon John * James Andrews
* Al “Carnival Time” Johnson * John Rankin * Kermit Ruffins
* Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters
* Patrice Fisher and Arpa featuring Steve Masakowski
* Sherman Bernard and the Ole Man River Band & more
You can also contribute a 100% Tax Deductible donation online at https://www.facebook.com/donate/10101496382419694/10208784453822756/
Or mail a check to Musicians for Music, 921 Stewart Ct. NOLA 70119
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*** Pat Jolly's FUN-Raiser for the Funtrepreneur ***
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 7pm - 9pm
The Irish House (upstairs)
1432 St Charles Avenue (near Lee Circle New Orleans)

Irma Thomas
Deacon John
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
John Rankin
James Andrews
Kermit Ruffins
Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Patrice Fisher and Arpa featuring Steve Masakowski
Sherman Bernard and the Ole Man River Band
& more!
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In honor of #GivingTuesday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook will contribute up to $1,000,000 bucks to fundraisers on Facebook. The Gates Foundation will match $500,000 in donations to fundraisers with a worthy cause (up to $1000 per fundraiser). Facebook will waive up to $500,000 in fees. If you cannot attend the Jolly Jubilee and want to donate anything to my plea then please use this site in hopes that it reaches $1000 before the money runs out so the Gates' will match that thousand dollars!! Yippee!!
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$9,260 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 134 people in 23 months
Created November 23, 2016
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9 months ago
Greg Swanson
22 months ago

Don't know you, but I've seen you at many events and always dug your vibe. Hope everything works out. Peace and love.

John Rankin
22 months ago

Love you Pat!

22 months ago
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