Thank You from Midwest Writing Center

Winner of MWC’s Birdies for Charity Amazon Kindle Prize | Update on Year-End Giving Campaign

We would not be able to do what we do at Midwest Writing Center without the support of so many people: members, patrons, volunteers, Board members, staff, and of course sponsors/grantors/donors.

Birdies for Charity Amazon Kindle Winner

As part of our 2019 Birdies for Charity campaign, we held a contest for any new BFC donors of $25 or more to be entered to win a new Amazon Kindle, which was donated to MWC by a private donor during Birdies season.

We had five qualifying contestants, and we’re happy to announce the winner is Clara Dell Thompson. Congratulations, Clara Dell!


We want to thank everyone who made donations through our Birdies for Charity and year-end giving / #GivingTuesday campaigns (100% of donations go to support MWC programs and operations):

Birdies for Charity Donors 2019 (Total Raised = $9,757.75)

Ann Boaden | Dan Bynum | Joe Chambers | Susan Collins | Xixuan Collins | Mike & Claudia Cox | Patricia Crozier | Mary & Mark Davidsaver | Joanna Davis | Laura Davis | Shea Doyle | Steve Drucker | Diana Garman | Terry Giglio-Voss | Therese Guise | Ardo Holmgrain | Diana Lackey | Mary Fara Lewis | Tom McKay | Diann Moore | Rochelle Murray | Roger Pavey | Mark Petersen | Pat Rafferty | Beth Roberts | Steven J. Smith | Roger & Carol Strandlund | Elizabeth Tanaka | Clara Dell Thompson | Jodie Toohey | Lindsey Wheeler | Jill & Dale Whiteside | Frank Youngquist

Year-End Giving Campaign Donors 2019 (Total Raised = $3,592.71)

Devin Alexander | Stephen Backmeyer | Jeremy Bellmyer | Cath Bolkcom | Sam Bruner | Kathleen Burks | Joel & Susan Carter | Susan Collins | Xixuan Collins | Dr. Diana Cubbage | Pam Davies | Laura Davis | Stephen Frech | Holly Griffith | Richard & Lisa Hale | Stella Herzig | Matthew Heston | Mary Howard | Michael & Hedy Hustedde | Patrick Irelan | Emily Kingery | KayLee Kuehl | Thomas Lerczak | Mary Fara Lewis | Joan Mauch | Allen McCaulley | Nancy McManus | Sharon Menke | Lars Meseke-Wren | Steven Meyer | Rochelle Murray | Karen Nortman | Lori Perkins | Beth Roberts | Lisa Roberts | Nancy Schaefer | E.H Schroder Insurance | Margie Schwaninger | Hon. Mark Schwiebert | Bianca Sierra-Luebke | Kristin Smith & Scott Ladewig | Lilly Setterdahl | Jodie Toohey | Randy Trainor | Dr. Roald Tweet | Christopher VanOpdorp | Terry Giglio Voss | John Weber | Heather Wren

Thanks so much to everyone again for your generous support of MWC. Together, we’re helping people “write more light into their lives.”

If you are interested in becoming a member, sponsoring a program, or getting involved as a volunteer/Board or committee member, please contact us anytime.

If you would like to make a donation to MWC or become a member (annual memberships start at $30 for individuals, $25 for seniors & students, and $50 for households), you can do so now using the PayPal link below. Thanks!