Help bring Ella's story to your screen! 

Make a contribution at any level you'd like, or choose from one of the donation levels below.  If you choose your own donation level, you may select any thank you gift you'd like at or below that level. 

If you are interested in making a considerable, tax-deductible contribution to the film, or to become
an Executive Producer of the film, please contact director Tim Ferrin.

If you'd prefer to make a contribution by check rather than online donation, email our production team for information on how to do so.

NOTE: International donors - please add an additional $12 for international shipping of thank you gifts.
 

Thank you gift updates:

  • Harmonicas are no longer available from the vendor. We will post an update on this page if they become available again. A substitute thank-you give can be offered. Contact us via email with questions about thank you gifts.
  • 4-CD sets are extremely limited.

$10 - Donor Only Production Updates

For your $10 contribution, you'll receive Production Updates via email, and a Thank You on the Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together website at www.singasongtogether.com


$15 - Tribute Album Download

You'll receive a download of the Parent's Choice Award-Winning Ella Jenkins tribute album "Did You Feed My Cow?" by musician, educator and documentary consultant Fred Koch.

You'll also receive email Production Updates, and a Thank You on the film's website.

 


$20 - Ella Jenkins Album Download

You'll receive a download of one of five genre-spanning Ella Jenkins albums, kindly fulfilled by Smithsonian Folkways. These albums were specifically selected by our team to give a brief overview of Ella's career. Available albums are shown in the graphic to the left.

You'll also receive Production Updates via email, and a Thank You on the film's website.

 

 


$25 - Heather McAdams Art!

For your donation, you'll receive a set of exclusive set of cards designed by Chicago's music cartoon queen, Heather McAdams! Heather just drew this new image of Ella, and the ink is practically still hot.

In addition to the cards, you'll receive email Production Updates as the film progresses, and a Thank You on the film's website.


$25 - Documentary Download

You'll receive a download of the finished documentary Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together. In addition you'll receive email Production Updates as the film progresses, and a Thank You on the film's website.


$35 - Documentary DVD + DVD Extras

Once completed, you'll receive a DVD of the finished film! All DVDs will include bonus materials, which will likely include extra interviews and performances. You'll also receive email Production Updates via email and a Thank You on the film's website.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $45 or more to allow for shipping.


$45 - Ella Jenkins Harmonica!

Ella's first instrument was the harmonica, and she still blows a mean harp today. For a $45 contribution you'll receive an Official Ella Jenkins Hohner Harmonica!

You'll also receive email Production Updates, and a Thank You on the film's website. Limited number available, so donate now!

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $55 or more to allow for shipping.


$50 - Ella Music + Film Download

For $50 you'll receive an Ella Jenkins album download of your choice from the list shown above, as well as a Download of the Film.

You'll also receive email Production Updates, and a Thank You on the documentary website.


$50 - I Heart Ella Shirt

Sure, NY is great, but we'll heart Ella forever.

Be the talk of the town with this campaign exclusive t-shirt, inspired by decals once offered by Ella's record label, Smithsonian Folkways.

Available in Adult & Children's sizes, and onesies!

You'll also receive email Production Updates, and a Thank You on the documentary website.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $60 or more to allow for shipping.


$75 - SIGNED 90th Birthday Poster!

We have a very limited run of signed 90th Birthday posters for Ella's recent birthday party! These were only sold at her party on 9/20 in Chicago. A true collector's item. Ella hand-signed each beautiful poster, which was posted around Chicago promoting the party and fundraiser for the film! We'll remove this item when they're gone.

You'll also receive a thank you on the website and Production Updates via email.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $85 or more to allow for shipping.


$100 - Harmonica + Downloads

The variety pack. For your contribution of $100 you'll receive an Official Ella Jenkins Hohner Harmonica, an Ella Jenkins album download, and a download of the film.

Also included are production updates via email and a Thank You on the documentary website.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $110 or more to allow for shipping.


$125 - The Old Town School Pack!

Called the "Old Town School Pack" because it's got a little bit of everything, just like Ella's friends at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. For a $125 pledge you'll receive and the I Heart Ella T-Shirt, an Official Ella Jenkins Harmonica, a download of the film and an Ella Jenkins album download!

Also included are production updates via email and a Thank You on the documentary website.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $140 or more to allow for shipping.


$150 - 5 Album Download + Harmonica

You'll receive downloads of all five career-spanning Ella Jenkins albums, generously fulfilled by Smithsonian Folkways. These albums were specifically selected by our team to give a brief overview of Ella's career. The albums offered are shown above.

You'll also receive the Official Ella Jenkins Harmonica, a Download of the Film, email Production Updates and a website Thank You.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $160 or more to allow for shipping.


$200 - 4 CD Set

You'll receive 4 CDs including Ella's first LP, "Call and Response" from 1957, "Counting Games and Rhythms for Little Ones" from 1965, "Seasons for Singing" from 1970 and "Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together" from 1999.

You'll also receive the Official Harmonica, a Download of the Film, email Production Updates and a website Thank You!

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $210 or more to allow for shipping.


$250 - Autographed Vintage LP

We recently came across a handful of classic, vintage LPs from the Folkways, Scholastic and Smithsonian Folkways labels! If you support the documentary at this level you'll receive a newly autographed Ella Jenkins vinyl LP, suitable for framing or playing.

You'll also receive a Download of the Film, email Production Updates and a website Thank You!

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $265 or more to allow for shipping and insurance of fragile media.


$500 - Ask Ella!

You can ask Ella up to three questions about her life or career, and we'll arrange to live skype, or record your question and send it to you! (Ella does reserve the right to approve questions before answering. She's a proper lady, after all.)

You'll also receive an Official Harmonica, T-Shirt, Film Download, Production Updates, and a web Thank You.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $510 or more to allow for shipping.


$1,000 - Thanks Credit /Production Chat

You'll receive a Special Thanks in the film's credits, as well as a 30-minute video conference session with the filmmakers. Want to know about the documentary, or about the filmmaking process? Now is your chance!

You'll also receive the t-shirt, harmonica and a Download or DVD of the Film. Production Updates via email and Web Thanks included.

NOTE :  If you require international shipping, please use the Donate button at the top of this page, and make a donation of $1010 or more to allow for shipping.


$2,500 - 4 Premiere Tickets + More

You'll receive an invitation for four to the Chicago Premiere of Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together! (Sorry, travel is not included.)

You'll also get a DVD or Download of the Film for you, and a copy for your favorite fan, school or library, 1 autographed LP, 2 T-Shirts, 2 Official Harmonicas, email Production Updates, Web Thanks and our sincere gratitude!