The Black Fives Foundation is creating podcasts and videos on black basketball history!
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patrons

Welcome to our Patron page! 

As a Patron, here's what you get ...


1) A unique and exclusive high quality thank you gift at any patron level you select!

2) Access to our patron-only podcasts, videos, blog posts, research, and storytelling!

3) Behind-the-scenes unscripted content not available anywhere else!

4) Automatically entry into our raffles for Black Fives gear and swag!

5) Priority attention to your questions, comments, and feedback mentioned in our "on-the-air" material!

6) Different pledge levels from which to choose!

7) Tax-deductibility for your pledge, since we are a tax-exempt USA Section 501(c)(3) public charity!

8) Confidence that your pledge is meaningful and directly supports our important charitable mission!

9) A dedicated and passionate community of fans, aficionados, researchers, educators, and descendants who care deeply about preserving, teaching, and honoring this important history!

10) Last but not least, you get our genuine appreciation!

Thanks for becoming a patron of our creative efforts! Make History Now!


Who We Are ...


Our mission here at the Black Fives Foundation is to research, preserve, showcase, and teach the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball while honoring its pioneers. We bring proper recognition to this once-forgotten but important history, which reveals crucial life lessons including leadership, character, collaboration, grit, and finding common ground.  

Though not as well known as their more famous counterparts like Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, or Jackie Robinson, the heroic African American pioneers of the Black Fives Era made pivotal contributions that helped pave the way for the game as it is today. 

Thanks!


Claude Johnson
Founder & Executive Director
The Black Fives Foundation

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Black Fives Foundation (BFF) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to BFF are tax deductible in the USA. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 46-1925488.
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month
As a Fan you get:
  • An exclusive Black Fives high quality die-cut brand sticker
  • Instagram follow by @blackfives
  • Access to our patron-only content
Friend
$5 or more per month
As a Friend you get everything a Fan gets plus: 
  • Digital wallpapers from the Black Fives Foundation Archives for your phone, tablet, or desktop 
  • Access to patron-only unscripted audios/videos that describe artifacts in the Black Fives Foundation Archives
Rooter
$10 or more per month
As a Rooter you get everything a Friend gets plus:
  • A gorgeous limited edition Black Fives Foundation team logos coffee mug
Manager
$25 or more per month
As a Manager you get everything a Friend gets plus:
  • A copy of the book "Black Fives" signed by the author
  • Invitations to our group live chats in Google Hangouts
Promoter
$50 or more per month
As a Promoter you get everything a Manager gets plus:
  • A limited edition canvas image-wrap print of any artifact (your choice) in the Black Fives Foundation Archives


Player
$50 or more per month
As a Player you get everything a Manager gets plus:
  • A rare Black Fives brand jersey prototype from the early days of the movement, never went into production
  • A guest appearance on our Make History Now podcast to discuss your favorite Black Fives Era story, topic, or artifact
Courtside
$75 or more per month
As a Courtside patron you get everything a Player gets plus:
  • A personalized insider tour of Harlem's greatest Black Fives Era sites for you and a guest, with brunch
  • Input on future projects and podcast topics
Goals
19 of 100 patrons
Reaching our monthly goal of 100 patrons allows us to truly dedicate the necessary time, resources, materials, and wherewithal that it takes to research, produce, and post more high-quality podcast episodes, videos, articles, and storytelling adventures about the incredible, important pioneering history of the Black Fives Era of basketball! 

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Welcome to our Patron page! 

As a Patron, here's what you get ...


1) A unique and exclusive high quality thank you gift at any patron level you select!

2) Access to our patron-only podcasts, videos, blog posts, research, and storytelling!

3) Behind-the-scenes unscripted content not available anywhere else!

4) Automatically entry into our raffles for Black Fives gear and swag!

5) Priority attention to your questions, comments, and feedback mentioned in our "on-the-air" material!

6) Different pledge levels from which to choose!

7) Tax-deductibility for your pledge, since we are a tax-exempt USA Section 501(c)(3) public charity!

8) Confidence that your pledge is meaningful and directly supports our important charitable mission!

9) A dedicated and passionate community of fans, aficionados, researchers, educators, and descendants who care deeply about preserving, teaching, and honoring this important history!

10) Last but not least, you get our genuine appreciation!

Thanks for becoming a patron of our creative efforts! Make History Now!


Who We Are ...


Our mission here at the Black Fives Foundation is to research, preserve, showcase, and teach the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball while honoring its pioneers. We bring proper recognition to this once-forgotten but important history, which reveals crucial life lessons including leadership, character, collaboration, grit, and finding common ground.  

Though not as well known as their more famous counterparts like Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, or Jackie Robinson, the heroic African American pioneers of the Black Fives Era made pivotal contributions that helped pave the way for the game as it is today. 

Thanks!


Claude Johnson
Founder & Executive Director
The Black Fives Foundation

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Black Fives Foundation (BFF) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to BFF are tax deductible in the USA. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 46-1925488.

Recent posts by The Black Fives Foundation

Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month
As a Fan you get:
  • An exclusive Black Fives high quality die-cut brand sticker
  • Instagram follow by @blackfives
  • Access to our patron-only content
Friend
$5 or more per month
As a Friend you get everything a Fan gets plus: 
  • Digital wallpapers from the Black Fives Foundation Archives for your phone, tablet, or desktop 
  • Access to patron-only unscripted audios/videos that describe artifacts in the Black Fives Foundation Archives
Rooter
$10 or more per month
As a Rooter you get everything a Friend gets plus:
  • A gorgeous limited edition Black Fives Foundation team logos coffee mug
Manager
$25 or more per month
As a Manager you get everything a Friend gets plus:
  • A copy of the book "Black Fives" signed by the author
  • Invitations to our group live chats in Google Hangouts
Promoter
$50 or more per month
As a Promoter you get everything a Manager gets plus:
  • A limited edition canvas image-wrap print of any artifact (your choice) in the Black Fives Foundation Archives


Player
$50 or more per month
As a Player you get everything a Manager gets plus:
  • A rare Black Fives brand jersey prototype from the early days of the movement, never went into production
  • A guest appearance on our Make History Now podcast to discuss your favorite Black Fives Era story, topic, or artifact
Courtside
$75 or more per month
As a Courtside patron you get everything a Player gets plus:
  • A personalized insider tour of Harlem's greatest Black Fives Era sites for you and a guest, with brunch
  • Input on future projects and podcast topics