Donate to Dappled Things and receive the following rewards!
Give $10: Thank you on social media.
Give $25: Thank you on social media and print edition (listed as a “Friend”).
Give $50: Thank you on social media and print edition (listed as a “Sponsor”).
Give $100: Thank you on social media and print edition (listed as a “Patron of the Arts”); a free 1 year print subscription (for current subscribers, subscriptions will be extended); plus a personally written Christmas card from our president.
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Give $250: (Hopkins Level): Thank you on social media, print edition, and Christmas card; a free 1 year print+digital subscription; and a signed art print of Matthew Alderman’s triptych “The Immaculate Conception.”
Give $500 (Chaucer Level): All of the above, with a free 2 year print+digital subscription, and a signed copy of our first printed edition, featuring Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Peter Kreeft, Michael O’Brien, and many others.
Give $1,000+ (Dante Level): All of the above, with a free three year print+digital subscription, plus a free Flannery O’Connor t-shirt (or other t-shirt from our store—your choice).
Still wondering if you should donate?
Read a message from our president.
The past year has been an outstanding one for Dappled Things and the cause of Catholic art and literature. During 2014, we inaugurated a beautifully redesigned website, a new group blog with up-to-date cultural commentary, a nonfiction prize, and even a digital app for tablets and smartphones. In addition to these new initiatives, we expanded our very successful J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction and have led a campaign to increase awareness about our mission across print and online publications, social media, conferences, and radio outlets. The result of all this activity is that not only is the content of Dappled Things better than ever, but sales of new subscriptions have risen dramatically and our monthly online readership has more than doubled since January. With your help, Dappled Things is now reaching more readers than ever with quality writing and art nourished by the riches of the Catholic tradition.
This year’s success is a great encouragement for us, but it also raises the stakes. An expanded circulation and the important new projects the magazine has undertaken place a greater strain on our budget, time, and staff than ever before. Let me be perfectly frank: without your support, Dappled Things cannot continue to operate. We depend on raising $10,000 this Christmas in order to continue our work.
Our team of dedicated volunteer editors and designers is able to produce a world-class journal on a very small budget. We do so by donating more than $100,000 worth of our labor each year, not because we have time or money to spare, but because we believe that the beauty that exists within Christianity’s rich tradition is something the world needs now more than ever.
If you believe this too, please help us. Can you support us with a gift of $75, $50, $20, or even just $5? Or are you in a position to support us with a gift of $1,000, $500, or $250? Donors at this level, without whom we cannot reach our goal, will be recognized in the journal and will receive a signed, limited edition art print of Matthew Alderman’s Immaculate Conception.
Please consider what you can give and support us at whatever level you can afford. Given our small size, every donation makes an important difference to us. Only with your support can we continue this mission to transform our impoverished culture—to build the kind of culture we want to live in—through the power of beauty.
Wishing you a blessed Advent and Christmas,
Bernardo Aparicio García
President, Dappled Things