Ladies of the Round Table  is creating STEM Education Scholarship Foundation for Girls
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$6
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Who we are: “Geeks, games and equality.”


Ladies of the Round Table Nation (LORTNation) - a live news & entertainment web Vblog and media outlet that puts a focus on the female gamer/geek voice. A non-profit advocacy group whose goal is to inspire young women to consider a career in game development as an entry point into technology industry overall. In addition we champion the cause of equal respect for gamers for all gender and sexual orientation (online and IRL)

We believe our show asks important questions that challenge the standards that developers consider when creating the games we love, and we also continually consider our gaming society in general.

Our Vision

Inspire an increased confidence, awareness of opportunities in choosing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), so women can be proportionally represented in the field. Sthat we can have 30%+ of the US's STEM workforce being female, as opposed to just 12%.

Our Mission

To foster and expand the next generation of females and their interest in science Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by raising funds for our STEM Education Scholarship Foundation for Girls. Showing not only young girls,high school and college students but mothers and fathers of these amazing girls. We bring celebrity developers, engineers and entrepreneurs to inspire, educate and promote “Geeks for Equality” using our live shows, media news outlet, blogs and more.

Built By Volunteers!

Our show would be nothing without you the fans and gaming community. LORT Live and Ladies of the Round Table Podcast is built entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and is a testament to the passion that the geek and gaming culture continues today.

It is because of our passionate and loyal listeners that we can continue to podcast each week unfortunately, providing you with this great content does not come without a price. There are several services and fees that several of us have spent both time and money to keep.

From web & media hosting, to equipment upgrades, to travel expenses to conventions – most of what you see and hear has been brought to you by the generous financial commitment of the team involved and several small donations we have received from you – our loyal listeners

The purpose of this campaign

LORTNation’s STEM Scholarship Fund for Girls


We have gathered people from all over our community and industry to create our LORTNation scholarship program to help students fulfill their dreams of going to college for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education based jobs

Our goal is to bring together companies, community, educators to help us promote the understanding that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics jobs play a key role in the growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are critical components to our video game and technology industries. In short we want to inspire young girls of today to become STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Breaking down the misconceptions that are too often confirmed by girls' who find cues in the popular media, by a lack of role models that run counter to stereotypes, and even by advice from their parents and guidance counselors that girls can’t. It is not surprising then that only 0.3 percent of girls arrive at college with the intention to major in a STEM field.

We can change all of this, but the fixes won't be quick or easy. With sustained efforts to alter the messages girls receive, to provide them with the personal encouragement they need, and to provide them with access to college show them they have the potential to transform our world. In America we encourage our young girls to follow their passions. Let’s gather together to show our young girls what we say is truth.

Along with helping us show students the opportunities that exist for them, you also help us promote our message of empowerment, strength and encouragement, and hopefully curb the senseless youth suicide within our growing gaming community; after all, just because you’re different does not make you less special.

Q&A

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per  video it will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated. :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! If you can't afford to donate in the future, or you need to donate less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per Show
2 patrons
If every LORT fan donated $1 a month (an average of just five cents a show!) it would truly make a huge difference in our overall show quality.
  • Our eternal gratitude
  • Credit on our Twitter account as a supporting patron
Pledge $3 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
$3 You'll get access to our patron stream AND hear it here first as we announce any, online shows, and local performance to you here first! OH! And we'll follow you on twitter or facebook :)
 
Pledge $5 or more per Per Show
1 of 150 patrons
Wow! It's official; you really are a Geek, and we love you for it! You get a shiny new badge to show off to all your friends!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Get a shout out on the show! We'll say your name and a short message! It can be literally be anything. Anything! From a nice message to your Mom, to having us tell someone to frag off!
  • Access to our Patreon only bonus behind the scene footage just for you (OMG did we just do that on air!)
Pledge $10 or more per Per Show
0 of 80 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • A signed autograph photo of each host as well as a phone call from the host of your choice.
  • Bonus behind the scene footage of our most emparassing clips of the week!
  • Handwritten thank you note with unique priceless art
Pledge $15 or more per Per Show
0 of 75 patrons
You just leveled up from Geek to "Super Fan"!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Do you have your own podcast and/or YouTube channel? How about having one of our hosts schedule an appearance on your show or channel?
  • Access to our Patreon only content.
Pledge $25 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
You have just showed us how much our mission and commitment to the community means to you. Now, let us show you just how committed we are to you.
  • All Previous rewards +
  • An advert for your business on the LORT website for as long as you are a patron.
  • 30 minute private Google hangout/Skype call just for you.
Pledge $50 or more per Per Show
0 of 5 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Your name and company name in the credits at the end of each live show video.
  • 1 hour private invite Google hangout/Skype call with all of our hosts or a host of your choice.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Show
0 of 10 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • A special care package to be sent to you each month from us.
  • Autographed photos of all of our hosts.
  • A personal voice mail message just for you.
Pledge $200 or more per Per Show
0 of 3 patrons
You are now a Silver LORT Knight!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Your logo/avatar on our Patreon wall
  • Priority access to our special Silver Geek email.
Pledge $250 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
You are now a Gold LORT Knight!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Access to our behind the scenes madness
  • 100 credits to spend in our LORT store
Pledge $500 or more per Per Show
0 of 2 patrons
This level is Platinum for our corporate sponsors who care about the community and want to contribute.

  • All Previous rewards +
  • Pro membership to our website
  • Web banner displayed on our Patreon support LORT wall via our website
  • VIP ticket to the first STEMathons 2015 being held in CA.
Goals
$6 of $50 per Per Show
What we trying to say here is, by reaching this goal, you have given LORTNation founders the ability to work full time on gaining more sponsors for our prize pull and charity giveaway's .  Dreams do come true!
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Who we are: “Geeks, games and equality.”


Ladies of the Round Table Nation (LORTNation) - a live news & entertainment web Vblog and media outlet that puts a focus on the female gamer/geek voice. A non-profit advocacy group whose goal is to inspire young women to consider a career in game development as an entry point into technology industry overall. In addition we champion the cause of equal respect for gamers for all gender and sexual orientation (online and IRL)

We believe our show asks important questions that challenge the standards that developers consider when creating the games we love, and we also continually consider our gaming society in general.

Our Vision

Inspire an increased confidence, awareness of opportunities in choosing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), so women can be proportionally represented in the field. Sthat we can have 30%+ of the US's STEM workforce being female, as opposed to just 12%.

Our Mission

To foster and expand the next generation of females and their interest in science Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by raising funds for our STEM Education Scholarship Foundation for Girls. Showing not only young girls,high school and college students but mothers and fathers of these amazing girls. We bring celebrity developers, engineers and entrepreneurs to inspire, educate and promote “Geeks for Equality” using our live shows, media news outlet, blogs and more.

Built By Volunteers!

Our show would be nothing without you the fans and gaming community. LORT Live and Ladies of the Round Table Podcast is built entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and is a testament to the passion that the geek and gaming culture continues today.

It is because of our passionate and loyal listeners that we can continue to podcast each week unfortunately, providing you with this great content does not come without a price. There are several services and fees that several of us have spent both time and money to keep.

From web & media hosting, to equipment upgrades, to travel expenses to conventions – most of what you see and hear has been brought to you by the generous financial commitment of the team involved and several small donations we have received from you – our loyal listeners

The purpose of this campaign

LORTNation’s STEM Scholarship Fund for Girls


We have gathered people from all over our community and industry to create our LORTNation scholarship program to help students fulfill their dreams of going to college for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education based jobs

Our goal is to bring together companies, community, educators to help us promote the understanding that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics jobs play a key role in the growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are critical components to our video game and technology industries. In short we want to inspire young girls of today to become STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Breaking down the misconceptions that are too often confirmed by girls' who find cues in the popular media, by a lack of role models that run counter to stereotypes, and even by advice from their parents and guidance counselors that girls can’t. It is not surprising then that only 0.3 percent of girls arrive at college with the intention to major in a STEM field.

We can change all of this, but the fixes won't be quick or easy. With sustained efforts to alter the messages girls receive, to provide them with the personal encouragement they need, and to provide them with access to college show them they have the potential to transform our world. In America we encourage our young girls to follow their passions. Let’s gather together to show our young girls what we say is truth.

Along with helping us show students the opportunities that exist for them, you also help us promote our message of empowerment, strength and encouragement, and hopefully curb the senseless youth suicide within our growing gaming community; after all, just because you’re different does not make you less special.

Q&A

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per  video it will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated. :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! If you can't afford to donate in the future, or you need to donate less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per Show
2 patrons
If every LORT fan donated $1 a month (an average of just five cents a show!) it would truly make a huge difference in our overall show quality.
  • Our eternal gratitude
  • Credit on our Twitter account as a supporting patron
Pledge $3 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
$3 You'll get access to our patron stream AND hear it here first as we announce any, online shows, and local performance to you here first! OH! And we'll follow you on twitter or facebook :)
 
Pledge $5 or more per Per Show
1 of 150 patrons
Wow! It's official; you really are a Geek, and we love you for it! You get a shiny new badge to show off to all your friends!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Get a shout out on the show! We'll say your name and a short message! It can be literally be anything. Anything! From a nice message to your Mom, to having us tell someone to frag off!
  • Access to our Patreon only bonus behind the scene footage just for you (OMG did we just do that on air!)
Pledge $10 or more per Per Show
0 of 80 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • A signed autograph photo of each host as well as a phone call from the host of your choice.
  • Bonus behind the scene footage of our most emparassing clips of the week!
  • Handwritten thank you note with unique priceless art
Pledge $15 or more per Per Show
0 of 75 patrons
You just leveled up from Geek to "Super Fan"!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Do you have your own podcast and/or YouTube channel? How about having one of our hosts schedule an appearance on your show or channel?
  • Access to our Patreon only content.
Pledge $25 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
You have just showed us how much our mission and commitment to the community means to you. Now, let us show you just how committed we are to you.
  • All Previous rewards +
  • An advert for your business on the LORT website for as long as you are a patron.
  • 30 minute private Google hangout/Skype call just for you.
Pledge $50 or more per Per Show
0 of 5 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Your name and company name in the credits at the end of each live show video.
  • 1 hour private invite Google hangout/Skype call with all of our hosts or a host of your choice.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Show
0 of 10 patrons
  • All Previous rewards +
  • A special care package to be sent to you each month from us.
  • Autographed photos of all of our hosts.
  • A personal voice mail message just for you.
Pledge $200 or more per Per Show
0 of 3 patrons
You are now a Silver LORT Knight!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Your logo/avatar on our Patreon wall
  • Priority access to our special Silver Geek email.
Pledge $250 or more per Per Show
0 patrons
You are now a Gold LORT Knight!
  • All Previous rewards +
  • Access to our behind the scenes madness
  • 100 credits to spend in our LORT store
Pledge $500 or more per Per Show
0 of 2 patrons
This level is Platinum for our corporate sponsors who care about the community and want to contribute.

  • All Previous rewards +
  • Pro membership to our website
  • Web banner displayed on our Patreon support LORT wall via our website
  • VIP ticket to the first STEMathons 2015 being held in CA.