The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

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 The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

Yesterday morning, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that longtime supporter and board member Neil Gaiman contributed $60,000 to the non-profit’s growing education program. Gaiman, who has been a member of the CBLDF for more than a decade, retired from the Board of Directors earlier this year, and his generous contribution proves to be an essential step in the CBLDF’s advancement in educating those about first amendment rights as well as supporting so many great comics and cartoonists alike.

 The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

Gaiman, in a statement, has spoken about his role at the CBLDF:

“I’ve supported the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, initially through fundraising and awareness raising, and then as a member of the board of directors, for over twenty years now. The CBLDF has, through that time, grown from a one-person organization dealing with emergencies that would have wiped out creators and retailers to what it is now: a major force in fighting censorship and preserving First Amendment liberties for those of us who read, create, publish or sell comics on paper or on the web.”

Gaiman concludes, “The CBLDF does a lot with a very little. I’m delighted that this year the Gaiman Foundation can help it to build.”

Gaiman’s time as a board member was well spent as he was instrumental in creating the CBLDF’s education program, his main goals being to educate readers, creators, retailers, and publishers about the history of unlawful censorship and arrests that many comics store owners and creators have had to bear witness to.

Gaiman will continue to work with his own non-profit, the Gaiman Foundation, along with supporting the CBLDF more so along the times as a member of the creative community. At the moment, Gaiman is offering to personalize his graphic novels for CBLDF supporters as part of the “Spirit of Giving” holiday fundraiser. The Gaiman Foundation, founded this year, has a similar purpose to the CBLDF in supporting free speech and the arts, and grants gifts to organizations and charities that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in their respective missions.

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  1. Torsten Adair says:

    Here’s the basic info on the Gaiman Foundation:
    http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/cbs.aspx

    Entity Name: THE GAIMAN FOUNDATION A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION
    Entity Number: C3458409
    Date Filed: 03/02/2012
    Status: ACTIVE
    Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
    Entity Address: 10866 WILSHIRE BLVD #1500
    Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90024
    Agent for Service of Process: LESLIE S KLINGER
    Agent Address: 10866 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 1500
    Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90024

    Law firm of Kopple & Klinger, LLP.

    And Gaiman’s previous corporation:
    MARVELS & MIRACLES, LLC
    Vital Statistics
    Entity ID M055088
    Registered
    Effective Date 08/30/2001
    Period of Existence PER
    Status Organized Request a Certificate of Status
    Status Date 08/30/2001
    Entity Type Domestic Limited Liability Company
    Annual Report
    Requirements Limited Liability Companies are required to file an Annual Report under s. 183.0120, WI Statutes.

    Addresses
    Registered Agent
    Office
    JON C MANZO ATTORNEY
    6808 UNIVERSITY AVE STE 125
    MIDDLETON , WI 53562
    File a Registered Agent/Office Update Form

    Principal Office
    3208 WEST LAKE STREET
    # 419
    MINNEAPOLIS , MN 55416
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Last change:
    09/18/2012 Change of Registered Agent 09/18/2012 FM516-E-Form

    Anyone know how to access the annual reports on file with the Wisconsin DFI?

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