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Our Kickstarter Pioneers

Our Kickstarter Pioneers

. Fran Dunaway

 

TomboyX was ‘born’ on March 13, 2013 – the day our Kickstarter campaign successfully raised $76,000. Created by the contributions of 663 people who found it in their hearts to support the dream that Naomi and I shared. At that time, it was all about a shirt. We bootstrapped the design of a button down, two polos and a knit blazer. We chose the name Tomboy because we thought it reflected our independent spirit and we wanted to reclaim a word that had been used in a derogatory way in our past. We launched our Kickstarter campaign, Facebook page and website all in the same week. The response was overwhelming – but not in the way we had intended. People loved our designs but they really LOVED seeing themselves represented by our brand. And that changed everything.

Most of the Pioneers probably aren’t aware that those 30 days were one of the most intense, frightening and vulnerable experiences of my life. I slept about 4 hours a night and lost 10 pounds due to the stress. Were we going to raise all the money? What if we didn’t? What if we DID?

Crowdfunding is such an interesting phenomena and, at that time, a relatively new way of raising funds. Every time someone pledged, we got a notification. Each and every time we felt waves of gratitude as money came in from our families, closest friends, casual friends, acquaintances, friends of friends and complete strangers who liked what we were doing. The amount wasn’t important; it was about them lending support for our endeavor. It meant the world to us just to feel supported because when you’re doing something that feels that vulnerable, it matters that people show up.

This is the list of the people who showed up for us. This is the list of the people who supported a dream out of the goodness of their heart and were willing to show that support monetarily. I won’t go so far as to say we’ve made it. But we’ve made it this far. And we have you ALL to thank. From the bottom of our hearts.



Fred and Caroline Dunaway

Jennifer Cecil

Linda Henson

Ann DeOtte

Kathleen Peppers

Zack Tupper

Akemi Hart

Dani McIntyre

Roberta Domos

Laura John

John Gerard

Heather Posten

Hyder-Saint Foundation

M Francis Doyle

Kelly Odell

Shakti Chen

Katie Hewitt

Robin Layton

Margaret Pacy

Tina Witherspoon

Debra Haller

Shannon Romano

Becky Selengut

Jeana Harrington

Rachel Purpel

Jane Gassner

Kathy Wilcox

Healthy Rainforest Ltd.

Heather Weiner

Kelly Evans

Steve Sapka

Megan Rutherford

F11 Pictures

Samantha Britney

Anne Guarini

Cathy A. Robertson

Elaine Bosley

James Tupper

Kim Logan

Pamela Vezina

Briana Scurry

Janell Featherstone

Jay Franco

Shirley Henderson

Donna Butts

Kimberly Allen

Caro Horsfall

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Jennifer McNeely

Kelli Henderson

Amanda Slepski

Susan Dennis

Brenda Bass

Helen Johnson

Ellen Callaghan

Mary Neville

Michelle Farr

Jeanine Spence

Gloria Muratore

Tammy Snow

Mark Titus

Alex Sollek

Marge MacKinnon

Jill Kozeny

Katherine Whitehall

John Pai

Dorcas Bean

Tracy Altman

Lori & Glen MacDonald

Kim Maye

Karen Eckert

Anna Iverson

Dayna Tollman

Margaret Pacy

Lisa Stencel

Terry Martin & Jane Gutting

Susan McNally

Brock Reed

Libby Payne

PAMM

James Bush

Kay Contreras

Amanda Harris

Veronica Davis

Gina Boyd

Karin Finn

Diane Lansinger

Lee Callahan

Michelle Aschenbrenner

Rachelle Joy

Kay Kellison

Val Sanford

Kay Lynn Goldner

Erin Sweeney

Heather Diller

Lynette Olson

Susan Hawthorne

Michael Culpepper

Vivian Miller-Rahl

Lindsa Frkuska

Sandy Nelson

Patti West

Daniel Stith

Desi Bailey

Hunter Dunaway

Lisa Kotora

Bethany Briggs

Kathy Hattori

Lindsay Martin

Kathy Wentworth

Cory Curtis

Kathy Glenn

Sharon Blyth Moss

Diane Kane

Steph Jaouen

Kenneth Martin

Karole Moe

Liz Meyer

Kerri Hensarling

LaEisha Barton

Beverly VanReenan

Heather Quinn

Debbi S

Bob Fairbrook

Jane Savarise

LeeAnne Beres

Katie Davis

Linda Rittenhouse

Sandra Mitchell

Sabrina Meyers

Michelle Duffy

Lyn Stoesen

Chris Kenngott

Lisa Wick

Dillon Kreider

Pauline Swalina

Hourglass LLC

Jessica Mathias

Aimee LaMarch

Kelly Teachout

Dawn Leverett

Deborah Faas

Liza Potts

Sarah Nell

Theryl Johnson

Andrea Vance

Lisa Laughlin

Barbara Vetter

Ron Hensarling

Katy Woodworth

Janie Cantwell

Carley Zepeda

Beth Lund

Molly Woodworth

Carly Elson

Lauri Boren

Karen Rosenzweig

Joe Winters

Karen Bryant

Stephanie Bettencourt

Brigid Stackpool & Pam Faulkner

Danielle Villegas

Emily Fishkind

Kelly Hyde

Nik Hensarling

Kim Bosley Morrissey

Cindy Schlaefer

Nancy Crase

Whitney Fraser

Rosanne Schloss

Heather Bachtell Chase

Kathy McFerrin

Megan Vee

Tina Podlodowski

Rebecca Duke

Dana Feder

Kim Perina Photography

Jillian Pollard

Jessica Klein

Michael & Deidre Cross

Sue Corcoran

Susan Andre

Sharon Bruhn

Camille Campbell

Doug & Julia Lyons

Phyllis Saarinen

Lyz Cover

Kat Tragos

Geraldine Jefcoat

Genevieve Waldman

Susan Bush

Atticus Finch

Shanean Ridgley

Ellie Pierce

Brandon Hall

Penny Sheets

Robert Petris

Ed Serrat

Debra Enneking

Melissa Schraibman

Charles Morton

Katie Quinn

Stephen Fitzgerald

Kathy Sheldon

Angie Voelmeck

Colleen Parker

Jean Margaret Thomas

Anne Fogarty

Tara Triefenbach

Bonnie Burke

Beth Moffett

Megan Karch

Anne Marie Mennen

Kelis Anders

Wanda Adam

Linda Morton

Ellen Callaghan

Arlene Roth

Cabrina Gilbert

Leslie

Tracy Kelly

Margaret Spencer

Jason Jefcoat

Darcelle Foster

Elizabeth Bennett

Misti Jefcoat

Laurie Cox

Janet Zimmerman

Darlene Hurst

Meri Lull

Allison Markus

Kamala Saxton

Amy Pennington

Stephanie Schroeder

Catherine B. Sexton

Leslie I. Evans

Caroline Mulcahy

Rosalie Huning

Ronald D. Zuber

Terra Schneebeck

Michele McCartney

Stephanie Zea

Terri Robertson

Wendy McDowell

Michelle Turpin

Lisa Chandler

Tiffani S. McDaniel

Mary Willis

Marilyn Morgan

Jessica Bridges

Karin Johanson

Patrice Goldman

Samantha Harris

Jen Smeby

Mary E. Neville

Renee Roub

Shellie Hart

Johanna Blackmore

Tamara Martin

Joan Stiehl

Sara Avery

Allison Kelsey

Mary Schultz

Rebecca Priebe

Chip Phillips

Jennifer Harshbarger

Rachael Brister

Rebecca Destello

Jenn Lindenauer

Cheryl Ellison

Kathie Clark

Mary Jean Kotleba

Dee May

Amy Weiner

Karen Darcy

Jeanne Kobayashi

Jennifer Johnson

Lisa Floyd

Care Marie

Jessica Tsao

Bob Bent

Jennifer Warnick

Jennifer

Karen Baker

Ida Hall

Jessie Nelson

Pamela Sidman

Petra

Kathleen Kendrick

Tsuki Caspary

Lee Frankl

Lisa Law

Bobbie Stanage

Judith Cenova

Mike N Brown

Kirsten Mann

Roxy Wolfe

Leigh Eckert

Nancy Chasen

Kelley Bryant

Ti Locke

Jeannine Glista

Lora Adams

Paula Stokes

Michi Suzuki

Robin Kane

Mike Matheson

Genessa Krasnow

JoDee Winterhof

Tanya Tarr

Lindsay Marsh

Laurin Manning

Britt's Pickles

Nina

Heather Earnhardt

Tamara Murphy

Lisa Baumgartner Bonds

Erin Anderson

Jodi Jacobson

Brook Hurst Stephens

Julia Vinson

Candace C. Davenport

Majken Ryherd

Julie Perea

Maureen Considine

Anne M. Purcell

Chels

Jill Raney

Angela Satcher

Heather Torres

Betsy Talbot

Anne Hart

Ashley Teague

Mindy Walter

Jodi Chmielewski

Barb Telford

Kim Rothstein

Annie Moore

Jody Mayer

Kristi & April Meyers

Jessie DiPardo

Debra Westwood

Vanessa Carr

Stacy Willoughby

Robin Cherry

Cherie Hasson

Nancy Haver

Karen Binkhorst

Cheryl Bower

Holly Orr

Katharine Bond

Donna M. Baase

Alice Goodman

Mark Lundsten

Jill Corral

Sara Roller

Deborah Stadelman

Mieke Brouwer

Cindy Sangster

Shelli Markee

Carolyn Conforti

J Silgals

Marie Tuite

Jessica Pullen

Shirelle Baker

Janet E Levy

Mary Orin

Linda C. Irish

Debra Neiman

Jennifer Johnson

Kari Edie

Susan Bernstein

Karyn Schwartz

Michelle Frankfurter

Adair DaMmann

Kate Wolf

Alma Delucia

Jason Plourde

Sara Gettys

Martha Norberg

Melissa Adams

Susan Barker

Sandy Cioffi

Emilia

Virginia Bogert

Elliot Castiel

Tara Morgan

Alice Goodman

Samantha Sauer

Carla Corkern

Heidi Baughman

Megan Colucci

Pat Powers

Dina Clark

Kimberly Bower

Mary Apprill

Melissa Wartak

Sheila Smith

Gayna Williams

Anne Hightower

Barbara Goodfellow

Suzanne

Stacie Ballweg

Carla Clayton

Jennifer Vanderhoof

Cindi McCormack

Suzan DelBene

Kristin M. Beck

Christy Anderson

Renata Brownbridge

Paula Fedirchuck

Laura Sammons

Nina Sammons

Eileen Clark

Cass Nevada

Decafdyke

Shannon Kelly

Dena Healy

Natalie Sellers

Ann Coppel

Amy Scarfone

Kabian Rendel

Michael Ryder and Heidi Schulz

Lori Lynn

Meg

Sally Clark

Mary O'Neal

Eliza Alexander

Shannon Wittgen

Carol Bolt

Stephanie Breunig

Diana Price

Denise Eyck

Sandy England

Catie Curtis

Ellen C. Burns

Phyllis Baker

Jennifer Treat

Erika Knott

Jade Gasper

Catherine Knowles

Brandie Greenberg-Hatch

Becker Parkhurst-Strout

Nikki Ball

Laura Cohen

Abbe Forman

Jennifer Jewell

Trent Dykes

Lisa Carroll

Maya Coleman

Claire Gonyo

Julie Jones

Gregory Fleming & Scott Macphee

Nazila Merati

Tanya Arbogast

Tanya Ruckenbrod

Lori Witmer

Tracy Bowens

Beth Hester

Katherine Romero

Kristine Wilson

Dorene DeMars

Teri & Kathi

John Stewart

Maria Scott

Amy Gulick

Amanda

Jody Hall

Marcus C White

Nikki Plaid and Tanya Tarnecki

Diane

Suzie Klein

Judi Finney

Kristen Paterson

Richard Mistier

Gunilla Eriksson

Catherine Elliott

Rachel Edelman

DJ Dornbush

David Goldner

M Wench

Lisa Nakamura

Margie Morgan

Sharon

Scott Snow

Sara Lightle-Lowe

Matt Muldoon

Judy Poll

Michael Nguyen

Betsy Wharton

Population 5

Meredith Slota

Leah Shanker

Billy Poll

Keri Stout

Robert H. Martin

Kimberly M. Langston

Amy Loken

Wendy Platt

Jill Russell

Beth Carroll

Sarah Works

Janet Kosloff

Michi Broman

Angela Jayo

Cynthia Mix

Rima Kulikauskas

Shannon Hagen

Wendy Maynard

DaLyn Greer

Laurie O'Hanlon

Lori Dark

Annamarie Voss

Arsenio & Silvia Gonzalez

Mary Freitag

Leslie

Afshin Emadi

Wendy Wallace

Claire Mouflard

Juanita Giles

Michele Weingeist

Dina Gene Badaluco

Claudia A Hoffman

Betty Lemons

Patricia Bennett

Danielle Day Huff

Linden Klawitter

Claire Klossner

Kara

Kay D Ray

Sheila Smith

Leslie Rugaber

Dana Henry

Gloria Muratore

Daniel Gonzalez

Marisa Augello

Tammi Sims

Christine Rico

Susanne Galler

Krina Saskor

Jennifer Downing

Deb Small

Paul Swalina

Kristin

Darcy Eakins

Zita Gustin

Courtney Gregoire

Randi Day

Cassy Givens

Nicole Mathey

Nancy Hirsh

Coral Peterson

Jessica James Zinda

Marion Hemming

Kim Jarvis

Dana Pleasant

Elizabeth McFadden

Chryssa Zizos

Ruthie White Bagley

Dawn Rains

Lindsay Harrison

Vincent Klimek

Joanna

Susan Michl

Kelly Hicks

Bethany

Tracy Newman

Teresa Demel

Connie & Jen

Linda A Curry

Kimberly Allen

Shanean Ridgley

Jennifer Barber

Cynara

Shena Smith-Connolly

Sydney Mintle

Robin Shapiro

Patricia Throop

Tashi Bradford

Julie Keim

Sharon Akers

Carolyn Bild

Carolyn Mishima

Sophie Clare

Kathlene Mullens

Adam Trowell

Shelly Baker

Jeanne Munden

John A. McDowell Jr.

Kate Wehr

Kris Maxwell

C Schrader, J Best & MORE

Cheryl Patch

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V Martinez

Christie Brezina

Catherine Carter

Anita Walkner McKay

Sonja Groset

Bridgette Boudreau

Kryston Eckelbarger

Eileen Forrester

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Pauline Miriam

Jen McEvoy

Christine Baker

Emily Prince

Amy Parker

Shannon Braddock

Cielo Acosta

Aimee

Cassie Wallender

angharad

Charlotte Beck

Bridgotte Keith

Connie Wiatrak

Najwa Alsheikh

William Cooper

Marlena Maeger

Rhonni LaCroix

Liz Henry

Sandeep Kaushik

Claire Rasmussen

Tonya Swick

Sandy England

Gabby Reed

Jeanine Spence

Donna Prior

Renee Manganiello

Tre Tolman-Snow

KJ Derryhaver

Manuella

Meghan Pohlod

Laura Arias

Christi Stapleton

Christina Ramirez

Celeste Glende

Erica Mauter

Allison Clark

Meredith Slota

MK Bretsch

Kat Stremlau

Aimee

Sheila

Lucie Robitaille

Theresa Harris

Charisa Martin Cairn

Tami Fosmark

Beth Camero

Jeni Hogenson

Karin Mitchell

Leah Vanpoelvoorde

Cheryl Krueger

Valerie Vozza

Dayna Swanson


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