MISSION OF THE FRIENDS OF JERRY ANDRUS


The Friends of Jerry Andrus was organized to preserve the lifetime work

of Jerry Andrus, including his original optical illusions, magic, music,

mechanical inventions, art, writing, and other memorabilia. The Friends

of Jerry Andrus Memorial Fund was created to fund this mission.




GOALS OF THE FRIENDS OF JERRY ANDRUS


Members of the Friends of Jerry Andrus believe Jerry's works are of

cultural interest and educational value. As such, the long-term goal of

the Friends of Jerry Andrus organization is to find or create a

permanent home for this unique collection of work either in an

established museum or one created for this exhibit.




PROGRESS TO DATE


Out of concern that Jerry's work will be lost or simply discarded, we

have formed a working group to collect, catalog and store it. A secure

storage unit has been rented to house items as they are sorted. Photo

documentation of original items in the Castle such as mechanical devices

is underway.


Barry Brilliant has converted Jerry's original music from very old,

fragile reel-to-reel tapes to digital format, and we have done similar

work with old video. Other efforts are underway. Some of the fruit of

this preservation work is available on the jerryandrus.org website.



The Friends of Jerry Andrus Memorial Fund is now open at the US Bank. It

is an independent account managed by the Oregon educational

not-for-profit organization Oregonians for Rationality of which Jerry

was a founding and active member.



Checks should be made out to the "Friends of Jerry Andrus" memorial

fund. Donations can sent to:


     Friends of Jerry Andrus

     c/o Jeanine DeNoma

     39105 Military Road

     Monmouth, OR 97361


Donations are tax deductible.



Donations can be sent directly to US Bank to the Friends Jerry Andrus

memorial fund, account number 153660568590. However, we will not be able

to acknowledge or provide a receipt for donations sent directly to the

account.







 



In addition to donations, the following services are needed:


o Legal assistance to make Friends of Jerry Andrus an independent

nonprofit entity,

o A host for the jerryandrus.org website now being hosted by Barry

Brilliant,

o A Webmaster for the jerryandrus.org website, and

o Assistance finding or creating a permanent location for Jerry's

collection.



If you can assist with any of these services or have questions or

concerns, please contact Jeanine DeNoma at wilkinsa@peak.org.