Our recent Kickstarter campaign to save The Lost Marionettes of Ralph Kipniss did not reach its financing goal.
However, it was massively successful in bringing attention to Ralph’s plight and just how precarious the future of arts funding is here in the United States.
If you wish to contribute with direct donations to help save the marionettes and also help Ralph directly, you can click on the Paypal button below and donate. Between now and Thanksgiving we will:
1. Work towards raising $10,000 to rescue the marionettes, scenery, etc. and find temporary storage for them. That amount would not cover, cleaning, restoration and other needs for the collection. However, it would be a start.
2. Should we fall short of our new $10,000 goal, proceeds would go to Ralph.
PLEASE NOTE: Unlike the Kickstarter, any donations via Paypal would NOT be refundable. Also, we cannot guarantee the amount collected at the end of this drive will be enough to bid for the marionettes. We will keep you posted with progress reports during this two-week drive.
Everyone that donates at least $10 will receive a personalized “Thank You” postcard from Ralph as well as a digital download of exclusive media about The Lost Marionettes. Donors that contribute $100 or more will also receive a vintage playbill from Ralph’s days on the road performing with his collection.
Thank you for your continued support! We can still get this done!