Support Midwest Writing Center on Giving Tuesday

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MWC will be participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday to raise funds for our 2017 general operations and programming schedule, which includes our annual Writers’ Conference, Children’s Literature Festival, YEW Internship Program and Middle School Camp, SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, and many more events and opportunities.

We are thrilled to announce that we have a donor who will match every donation we receive as part of our #GivingTuesday campaign dollar for dollar with a contribution to MWC’s endowment at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, up to $2,000! That means your contributions will be doubled, and will help MWC both in the near- and long-term—it’s a gift that gives twice!

Please consider a contribution to MWC on #GivingTuesday as part of your year-end giving, or as a gift to family or friends who are writers and/or lovers of the written word–all donations $25 and up will receive 1-year memberships, or membership renewals, to MWC.

We had a a fantastic response to last’s years #GivingTuesday campaign, which was our first (see below for more information), and we hope this year we can match or exceed that response. Thanks for considering Midwest Writing Center in your end-of-year charitable donations, and please come visit us in our new home in the Rock Island Public Library on Saturday, December 10th from 2-4pm.

Making a #GivingTuesday Donation to MWC

  1. You can send your donation via USPS to our office:

    Midwest Writing Center
    c/o RIPL
    401 19th St.
    Rock Island, IL 61201

2. You can call us at (309) 732-7330 and make a donation over the phone.

3. You can make a donation online using the PayPal link below:




Ambassadors Wanted for #GivingTuesday

MWC is currently seeking #GivingTuesday Ambassadors to help spread the word about donating funds to MWC on Giving Tuesday.

Sign up today to be an Ambassador & get a $25 MWC gift certificate to use for anything at the Center: workshop registrations, memberships, MWC Press books, etc.

Please contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org if you are interested in becoming a MWC #GivingTuesday Ambassador.

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 Take a look back at the results of our 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign  

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

The Midwest Writing Center would like to send its gratitude to everyone who contributed to our year-end fundraising campaign. We are overwhelmed by the response we received and we are happy to report the results:

Total number of donors: 71
Total number of new or renewed memberships: 65
Total amount donated: $4,938.86

We also received the maximum $5,000 match from a private donor to our Tim Curry Endowment for Youth Writing Programs at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

We are so grateful for everyone’s generosity and support! Here is the list of names of all  the donors, in alphabetical order:

Dyan Avanti  |  Stephen Backmeyer  |  Barnes & Noble Booksellers – NorthPark Mall  |  Lynn Barteck  |  John & Patricia Blackman  |  Ann Boaden  |  Brenda Brown  |  William Buchholz  |  Kathleen Burks  |  Dee Canfield  |  Joel & Sue Carter  |  Joe Chambers  |  Champion Monster Projects, LLC / Lindsey Womack  |  Steven Cochran  |  Ryan Collins  |  Susan Collins  |  Linda Cooney  |  Mike & Claudia Cox  |  Pat Crozier  |  Diana Cubbage  |  Mary Davidsaver  |  Sue Evans  |  Funds for Writers / C. Hope Clark  |  Jeanne Gale  |  Carol Gloor  |  Mary Hanford  |  John & Nancy Hayes  |  Stella Herzig  |  A. Louise Hintze  |  Kathryn Hutchinson  |  Ice Cube Press / Steve Semken  |  E.H. Schroder Insurance Agency  |  Patrick Irelan  |  Arlene Jens  |  Sally John  |  Cynthia Johnson  |  Keith Klug  |  Scott Ladewig & Kristin Smith  |  Mary Lewis  |  Mark Lucas  |  Salvatore Marici  |  Farah Marklevits  |  Dave Markward  |  Patricia Mason  |  Earl McGuire  |  Nancy McManus  |  Gerald & Krisanne Meehan  |  Diann Moore  |  Rochelle Murray  |  Darrell & Nan Nelson  |  Linda Newborn  |  Pat Rafferty  |  Beth Roberts  |  Dee Runnels  |  Dr. Nancy Schaefer  |  Cynthia Scharer  |  Lilly Setterdahl (x2)  |  Dr. Nicholas and Gail Shammas  |  Steven Smith  |  Sally Sullivan  |  Jodie Toohey  |  Randy Trainor  |  Roald Tweet  |  Misty Urban  |  Megan Vollstedt  |  Gary Whitaker  |  George and Martha White  |  Jill & Dale Whiteside  |  Joanne Wiklund  |  Frank Youngquist

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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