The Brony Thank You Fund is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Admittedly, 501(c)(3) Celebration doesn't really roll off the tongue, but we're still pretty durn excited about finally getting our tax-exempt status! To create an appropriately celebratory mood, we consulted an expert on the subject, and Pinkie Pie responded "PARTIES! PRESENTS!"
Alas, we can't invite you all to a party, the Fund headquaters is a little small for that. But we can definitely get down with the idea of presents! We've reached into our big bag of goodies, and have a few major ones we'd like to share with our May donors.
So, here's the deal. We're going to make a list of all the people who donate at least $20.00 USD to us via PayPal in May. After the month is over, we're going to randomly select winners for the following amazing prizes!
First Prize #1: A Brony Thank You Fund "Standing Ovation" Poster, slightly obscured with ink marks
This is the famous Pixelkitties "Standing Ovation" poster. One of these hangs on the wall at DHX in Vancouver. Unfortuantely, this one has some ink marks on it, so it's no longer in mint condition. Specifically, the following signatures:
Writers & Show Staff
Some of these autographs, such as Lauren, Jayson and Ashleigh, can be very hard to get, and the chance to get 23 of them on a single poster is almost unheard of. There have only ever been 3 of these autographed posters, and the last one is going up for auction at Everyfree Northwest. Comes with a letter of authenticity from the Fund.
First Prize #2: Sabrina “Sibsy” Alberghetti will do a custom drawing of your OC
There's lots of artists out there that will draw a picture of your OC, but how often do you get a chance to have your OC drawn by one of the storyboard artists for Friendship is Magic? If you already have a well developed OC, or have always wanted to create the perfect one, you may never get another chance to have it done by Sibsy. For the usual legal reasons, the drawing must be of a non-trademarked pony, but if you have a pony of your own (or a friend's) that you've always wanted to have an awesome picture of, you might very well get it!
Second Prize: One of twenty MLP Trading Card Mats
Enterplay and Ultrapro teamed up to send us a box of these awesome limited edition trading mats, and we'd love you to have one. Twenty lucky donors will receive a mat at the end of the month, just the thing on which to spread out your cards for all to admire at the next Meet-Up!
To donate to the fund, just click on that happy little "Donate" button at the upper lefthoof corner of the website. Cut-off time for donations to be considered for our give-away is 11:59PM Eastern time on May 31st, 2013. Hopefully many will enter, few will win.
Q: Will donating more increase my chances?
A: We encourage you to donate as much as you'd like to help our causes, but donating more than $20 does not increase your chances of getting something.
Q: What are the limits on the OC drawing that Sibsy will be doing?
A: Single character, no trademarked characters, no background.