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Preserve Polka at BGSU

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
49 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 18, at 11:59 AM EST
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A Celebration of Polish-American Polka

November 20, 2018

Join us on Sunday, December 9 from 5 - 9pm as we celebrate BGSU’s Polka Music collection. The evening features music by the Alex Meixner Band and conversations with special guests Jan Lewan and Joe Oberaitis.  A traditional Polish meal is included.   Event begins at 5 p.m.; dinner and dancing follow.  $25 ticket includes dinner and music; $10 BGSU student ticket


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Another Chance to Support Polka at BGSU!

April 04, 2018
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Thank you for your support of the Polka Preservation Fund!

November 18, 2015

Thanks to you, our generous donors, we not only met our fundraising goal of $15,000, we exceeded it by $248! We look forward to supporting a wide variety of polka activities as we build this Polka Preservation Fund. In the very truest sense, we could not have done this without you. Thank you!

We've passed $10,000!

November 11, 2015

Thanks to our wonderful donors, we’ve passed the $10,000 mark in our fundraising campaign! Please tell all your friends; we need less than $5,000 to reach our $15,000 goal, and we have less than a week left.

Thanks for getting us past the halfway point!

November 04, 2015

Thanks to the generous support of many people, we are over halfway to our goal of $15,000! It's been a delight to see the enthusiastic support of the polka community. Please enjoy a word of thanks from the donor of the Vitek-Elsnic collection, Steve Harris, accompanied by some lovely music from the Then and Now CD!

And please help us keep spreading the word!

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Polka Enthusiast

You can’t help tapping your toes when you hear a snappy polka.


Polka Fan

You grew up watching Lawrence Welk every week and can hum more than just "Beer Barrel Polka."


Polka Devotee

You're devoted to polka and want to help others be, too!


Polka Expert

You know your polka stuff, and won’t be fooled by imposters.


Polka Professional

Take a bow, you deserve your own band!


Polka Savior

You not only love polka, you want others to enjoy it forever!