Match Grant Challenge!

Dear Supporters,

Sorry to double up on emails today, but this is important!

We've got a Match Grant Challenge offered by Red Rover Records!
Red Rover Records, a small, independent record label started by educators Jim Walton and Fred Koch in 1982, has generously offered a $3,000 match grant for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together!

If our supporters will put the call out, and help the campaign raise $3,000, we'll earn an additional $3,000 for the film!

The match grant challenge begins now, and wil
l run until 5 p.m. CST Monday, (tomorrow,) 9/29. Don't delay, share the news now.
Visit the campaign site here: to donate, and please share this message!

Fred Koch and Ella in the studio, c. 1989 

P.S. Fred's wonderful, Parent's Choice Award-Winning Ella Jenkins tribute album, Did You Feed My Cow? features some wonderful musicians and is available through the campaign as a download for a $15 pledge.

Matching Gifts Sought

  It's not too late to offer your own matching gift!

Nominate yourself or your organization as a matching gift donor for this campaign. Don't delay! Contact Director Tim Ferrin now at to make the match.

Want to be an Executive Producer on the project, including early access to production process? Email to find out how you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the film. 

The remainder of this message is a duplicate from this morning's email, in case you only open one message from our team today!

Great Press for Ella Jenkins Film

Jay Shefksy of Chicago Tonight crashed our set to visit with Ella.
His story airs tomorrow on WTTW11 in Chicago at 7 p.m.  

We've had great media attention for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together. Below is a collection of some of the excellent press we've received, suitable for sharing, posting and forwarding to friends, family and all current and potential supporters of this project.
We've also had the support of artists Dan Zanes, Cathy & Marcy & Ralph Covert,
as well as Wilco, Neko Case, They Might be Giants, and more!

Don't forget to check the Just Kidding section of the Chicago Tribune today for Judy Sutton Taylor's article, and tune in to Chicago Tonight tomorrow at 7 p.m. for Jay Shefsky's piece, pictured above.

Then and Now

 Renowned composer and conductor Alan Pierson is a lifelong fan and friend of Ella Jenkins. The innovative composer says of Ella, "[she is] ever an inspiration."
"I was one happy boy!"
Alan Pierson with Ella at Ravinia Festival in 1981.

And here's a photo of Ella and Alan on Ella's 90th birthday,
just a couple of months ago:
Photos courtesy Alan Pierson

It's amazing to consider how Ella's life's work has had a tremendous impact, touching generations of music lovers and inspiring musicians. Help us share and preserve that legacy by donating to and sharing our campaign today!

Donation Perks


For a full list of perks, please visit the campaign page.



 Campaign Wrapup Contests

We're running some great contests between now and Sept. 30, as the Indiegogo campaign wraps up. For up-to-the minute updates on the contests, be sure to follow @ellajenkinsfilm on twitter!

Check our facebook page for regular updates as well!

Thank you again for keeping it going! You're truly making a difference in bringing Ella's story to the world.

Tim Ferrin
Producer/Director Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together
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