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Maxine Miller Legacy Fund

$34,802
348%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
377 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 31, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Maxine Miller Legacy Fund - MOST SUCCESSFUL CROWD-FUNDED CAMPAIGN IN UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS HISTORY

June 01, 2023

We are SO grateful and completely amazed at the outpouring of community support for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas! With your help, we were able to raise $34,802 and 348% of our original goal for this campaign.

Because this tremendous group of donors kept pushing through matching gifts and stretch goals, we are so delighted to announce that this campaign has been THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CROWD-FUNDED CAMPAIGN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS! With your help, we hit our initial goal the fastest, we raised more total funds, and we had more total donors than any other FundRazor campaign in the U of A’s history! 

We invite you to follow along as we continue to push to endow this fund at $50k and support University of Arkansas students in perpetuity. Please continue to share the link and encourage friends to support this fund to honor Maxine and make a difference for students through the Gender Studies Program!

Thank you again for your generosity. We could not have done this without each and every one of you. Let us know if you’d like to be involved in our future efforts to expand student support at the University of Arkansas in Maxine’s name!

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

P.S. Many employers will match your charitable donations. It’s possible for your gift to be doubled – or even tripled! You can find out if your company has a matching gift program here. If you are able to request a match from your employer, simply use EIN number 71-6056774 (University of Arkansas Foundation) and designate the gift to the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund. Questions can be directed to matching@uark.edu.

Last Call for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund Campaign!

May 31, 2023

LAST CALL!

Today is the LAST DAY to donate to the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund campaign! 

We’re less than $2,000 away from reaching $30,000 – will you help us TRIPLE our goal before the campaign closes?

Every additional gift will support Gender Studies students, honor Maxine Miller, and bring us even closer to the $50,000 endowment level, which will allow students at the University of Arkansas to access these funds in perpetuity!

Thank you to those of you who have already given to the fund in honor of Maxine and for those of you who have pledged to donate today! We're grateful and so humbled by the tremendous community support for this fund in Maxine's name!


25k Stretch Goal Met & Challenge Gift Unlocked!

May 30, 2023

We are thrilled to share that we have reached our $25,000 stretch goal and unlocked an additional $1,000 for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund! Thank you so much for helping us reach this incredible milestone!

Our campaign doesn’t end until tomorrow at midnight, so there’s still time to encourage people you know to make a gift. We’re less than $3,000 away from reaching $30,000 – will you help us TRIPLE our goal before the campaign closes?

Every additional gift will support Gender Studies students, honor Maxine Miller, and bring us even closer to the $50,000 endowment level!
 

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

ONE DAY TO GO in Maxine Miller Legacy Fund Campaign!

May 30, 2023
With ONE DAY LEFT and thanks to your INCREDIBLE generosity, we have almost raised $25k for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas! There's still time to donate to this campaign and no gift is too small to support students at the University of Arkansas while honoring Maxine! 


Our campaign total this morning is $23,850 and we are so close to hitting our final stretch goal of $25k: who will get us up over the top so that we can unlock our final matching gift?


With tremendous gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan


Maxine Miller Legacy Fund - NEW STRETCH GOAL to 25K plus THIRD CHALLENGE GIFT UNLOCKED

May 24, 2023

Thanks to your INCREDIBLE generosity we raised $20k and unlocked a second $1000 challenge gift for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund in the Gender Studies Program at the University of Arkansas!

We have ONE WEEK left in the campaign and are DELIGHTED to announce a THIRD $1000 challenge gift that will be unlocked once we hit $25k! Our long-term goal is to endow this account at $50k, so students may benefit from your support in perpetuity. Any gifts from this point forward help get us closer to endowment!

Please feel free to continue circulating the link for the Fund and thank you again for this outpouring of support in Maxine's honor! 

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

 

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund - Almost to 20k!

May 22, 2023

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, we have raised $18,563 and we're almost at our $20k stretch goal! When we hit that goal, we unlock another $1k matching gift from an anonymous donor. 

We're so close to DOUBLING our initial goal, so please help share our crowdfunding page to coworkers, friends, and family who loved Maxine or who still visit Maxine's Taproom! Together, we can unlock the next $1,000 gift and continue making a difference for students in Maxine’s honor. We appreciate all your support!

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund - SECOND MATCHING GIFT ANNOUNCED!

May 16, 2023

Whew! Things are moving quickly and we've been grateful for all of the support as we get closer to meeting our new stretch goal of raising $20,000!

We're thrilled to announce that we have an exciting opportunity to surpass 200% of our initial goal. We’re delighted to share that an additional $1,000 will be unlocked for our campaign when we reach $20,000 in donations. Special thanks go out to an anonymous donor who has made this gift possible!!

If you know someone who loves Maxine’s Tap Room or who knew and loved Maxine, feel free to send them the link to our crowdfunding page! Together, we can unlock the next $1,000 Challenge Gift and continue making a difference for students in Maxine’s honor. We appreciate all your support!

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund – 2nd STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

May 15, 2023

These last two weeks have been SO EXCITING! Thanks to all of you, we have raised $15,232 for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund, meeting our first stretch goal and successfully unlocking the $1,000 Janel Tilley Matching Gift! 

We're at 152% of our first goal but we need your help to hit our next stretch goal of $20,000! The Fund itself needs $50,000 to fully endow, so we're going to keep pushing through the next two weeks of the campaign to help make funding permanently available to University of Arkansas students. 

If you know someone who loves Maxine’s Tap Room or who knew and loved Maxine, feel free to send them the link to our crowdfunding page! Together, we can unlock the $1,000 next anonymous matching gift and continue making a difference for students in Maxine’s honor. We appreciate all of your support!

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund MATCHING GIFT UNLOCKED!

May 12, 2023

It’s been an AMAZING two weeks! Thanks to all of you, we have raised $12,002 toward our $15,000 stretch goal for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund!

Now, we have an exciting opportunity to get even closer to reaching 150%. We’re delighted to share that an additional $1,000 will be unlocked for our campaign when we reach $13,500 in donations. Special thanks go out to Janel Tilley for making this possible!

If you know someone who loves Maxine’s Tap Room or who knew and loved Maxine, feel free to send them the link to our crowdfunding page! Together, we can unlock the $1,000 Janel Tilley Challenge Gift and continue making a difference for students in Maxine’s honor. We appreciate all your support!

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund Update #2

May 08, 2023

Wow! We are so excited to share that we have reached our $10,000 goal with 23 days remaining in our crowdfunding campaign! THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this happen. It has been incredible to see this outpouring of support from our friends, colleagues, and community.

Because of your generosity, we have the opportunity to increase our goal to $15,000! Reaching this goal will allow us to provide even more scholarships, research support, and conference travel support to University of Arkansas students through the Gender Studies Program while continuing to honor Maxine Miller's incredible contributions to our community! 

With deep gratitude (and honestly, tremendous excitement!),

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren and Lisa Corrigan

Maxine Miller Legacy Fund Update #1

May 05, 2023

Thanks to all of our amazing supporters, as of this morning we have raised $7,795 toward our $10,000 fundraising goal for the Maxine Miller Legacy Fund! We're excited and SO GRATEFUL for the community's support of Maxine and have delighted at their stories about her! If you know someone who loves Maxine's Tap Room or who knew and loved Maxine, feel free to send them the link to our crowdfunding page! 

With gratitude,

Hannah Withers, Andrea Foren, and Lisa Corrigan

Levels
Choose a giving level

$19.50

Opening Day

Maxine's Tap Room opened to the public in 1950! Donate $19.50 in honor of the inaugural year and receive a thank you postcard!

$73

The Tap Room's Anniversary

In honor of this year being the 73rd anniversary of Maxine's Tap Room, consider donating $73. That's just $1 per year! For this level, you'll get to see a letter Maxine wrote just after she purchased the bar!

$99

Maxine's Birthday

May 2023 is Maxine's 99th Birthday! (And also the number of Bottles of Beer on the Wall!). Anyone who knew Maxine knows she loved birthday celebrations. Donate $99 today in honor of her birthday.

$168

Slappin' Bones

The number of pips on a set of dominoes, Maxine's FAVORITE game! Donate at this level and we'll send you one of Maxine's favorite recipes!

$250

Outstanding Tab

Donate $250 because that's the average tab for a four-top on a good night! We'll send along a video of the bar from the 1960s!

$500

Ding Ding Machine

Everyone loved the Ding Ding Machine! Donate at this level and you'll get to hear Maxine's last call one more time!!

$1,000

Jukebox Hero

The most-played songs on Maxine's Jukebox were: 1.) Patsy Cline, "Crazy" 2.) Elvis, "Always on my Mind" 3.) Kenny Rogers, "The Gambler" If you donate at this level, you will get all the previous perks!

$5,000

Top Shelf

Top donors deserve top shelf! Donate $5,000 (or more if your heart desires) in honor of Maxine and we'll put you on the permanent donor wall on the Maxine's Taproom website!

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