“Time for Gratitude” Fundraising Challenge

We’re asking you to make a special donation to help the Katonah Poetry Series offset its loss of in-person admission payments during this challenging year. KPS is an entirely volunteer-run organization, largely dependent upon your generous donations to help provide an honorarium for each of our top-tier poets.

Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19Our goal is one hundred donations of $53.00 each (pegged at one dollar for each year of KPS’s operation to date) by Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021. We’ve dubbed this appeal our “Time for Gratitude” Fundraising Challenge. For your donation of $53.00 (or more) you’ll not only be expressing your own gratitude for this extraordinary Series but you’ll also receive from us, along with our gratitude, the following:

  • A mailed copy of Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19: The Haiku Hecameron, a 240-page hardbound volume featuring haiku and related forms written by one hundred contemporary poets from 30+ nations on six continents in the first months of the pandemic. The book is edited (and fundraiser copies are donated) by KPS committee member Scott Mason. It has received rave reviews from haiku and non-haiku readers worldwide. This is a limited-time offer, good for donations received by 2/14/21.
  • A special listing as one of the “KPS Literati” on our website through 2021.
  • A tax deduction of $31.00 (calculated as $53.00 minus the book’s suggested retail price), or commensurately more for any higher donation.

To donate, simply use PayPal below to send your contribution on its way. Or send us a donation by check, care of the Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, New York 10536. Please remember to send us your mailing address so we can mail your book to you.

Please Make a Donation!

We depend on fundraisers, personal donations and small grants to keep the series alive. Ongoing financial support is critical for operating expenses: poets’ fees and travel expenses, advertising and mailings. Please use the Paypal link at the bottom of the page to donate any amount.

Angel ($1000)

Benefits – Admission to four readings – four books of poetry signed by KPS poets- A reading dedicated in your name or a memorial name

Patron ($250)

Benefits – Admission to four readings – four books of poetry signed by KPS poets.

Advocate ($75)

Benefits – Admission to four readings – A book signed by a KPS poet.

Member ($30)

Benefits – Admission to four readings.

We appreciate any amount you may be comfortable donating.

Everything helps. It is also possible through the Paypal link below to also donate a recurring amount on a regular basis.

Please use the donate button below to use a credit card for a tax deductible donation.

Or send a check for a tax deductible donation to:

Katonah Poetry Series
Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, N.Y. 10536

We would like to thank all of our supporters and especially the following, who have made major contributions.

Mr. Gary Kephart
Mr. Scott Brooks
Jeffrey and Tondra Lynford
The Jerome Levy Foundation
Poets & Writers
The New York State Council on the Arts.