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World famous blues singer and music industry pioneer Mamie Smith lies in an unmarked NYC grave since 1946. I want to buy and install a headstone for her grave.
Michael Cala
Staten Island, New York
United States
1 Team Member
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raised by 68 people in 3 months
57% funded
No time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 5, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Blues Supporter

    You are the people who will help make this campaign viable. Please give just $10 and encourage your friends to contribute as well. You will receive a commemorative certificate ackn owledging your support for this worthwhile project.

    18 out of 500 claimed
  • $25USD
    Digital Cemetery Card

    Every $25 contributor will be emailed an ACTUAL DIGITAL COPY OF MAMIE SMITH'S BURIAL CARD as a memento.

    10 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD

    Everyone who donates $100 tax-deductible will receive a 5 x 7 photograph of the MAMIE SMITH headstone.They will also receive a certificate acknowledging their tax-deductible contribution.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Invitation PLUS Photograph

    Everyone contributing $1000 tax deductible will receive the cemetery card and photograph, and will get an invitation to attend the graveside ceremony when the headstone is installed. They will also receive a certificate acknowledging their tax-deductible contribution. They will also be invited to ALL music events associated with this project.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Headstone acknowledgment

    Anyone donating the full amount will have his or her name carved into the headstone acknowledging the benefactor. They will also receive a certificate acknowledging their tax-deductible contribution.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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