The First Tesla Museum, Raised With Oatmeal


An Artist, A Scientist, A Love Story

Remember the film “Sleepless In Seattle”? This love story could be its fundraising fan fiction version.

Last week, The Chronicle of Philanthropy offered up an interactive map demonstrating How America Gives. New Yorkers ranked No. 2 on that list, with the Big Apple contributing a whopping $11.3 billion.

At the same time, Seattle resident Matthew Inman, a/k/a The Oatmeal launched a campaign on Indiegogo. Oatmeal’s campaign sought to raise match funds for a $850,00 grant from the state of New York. Together, the $1.7 million would allow The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (a 501(c)3 that has been trying for 15 years to purchase the real estate for Tesla’s old lab) the opportunity to outbid the other offer for the property. Inman’s home of Washington state made the No. 15 spot on America’s Giving list with $3 billion in contributions. Could the Oatmeal rally the giving power of both coasts to raise a museum for science, for a dead scientist named Nikola Tesla? Continue reading The First Tesla Museum, Raised With Oatmeal


Actor Hosts Benefit for KY Crash Victim


Hometown heroes including Josh Hutcherson raise money for homecoming of 17 year old girl, now paralyzed from the waist down after a car crash in May 2012. We wish Abby Marsh and her family all the best. After all, it’s Florence Y’all! Read news coverage from NBC’s local affiliate, WLWT.