Charity Events at JordanCon hold a special place in our hearts. JordanCon, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is proud to support the Amyloidosis research fund at the Mayo Clinic. Since 2009, JordanCon has raised nearly $30,000 for this cause.
In 2006, James Rigney, best known to his fans around the world as “Robert Jordan,” was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis. This is a rare blood disease where abnormal proteins form in the bone marrow and become deposited in the patient’s heart. After a long and difficult struggle, Rigney passed away in 2007, leaving behind his family, friends and an unfinished literary legacy. During his illness, Rigney received treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and encouraged his fans to donate in support of the clinic. We are proud to continue to honor that request each year at JordanCon.
How Can I Support Amyloidosis Research at JordanCon?
JordanCon has a variety of charity events each year. Our two longest-standing events are our Seanchan Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament and the silent Charity Auction. A variety of Wheel of Time items, Robert Jordan memorabilia, handicrafts, art, signed books, and other fantasy or sci-fi collectibles are auctioned off, with all proceeds going to charity. We are always willing to take donations for the auction. All proceeds from the annual Anthology also go to charity.
Other events that have been held over the years include a coloring contest, Texas-style mums workshop, the ever-popular henna, and more. Each year we do different things that add a unique flavor to JordanCon that our members love and anticipate. Our art show also donates a portion of its proceeds every years to charity as well.
Because JordanCon, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(4) nonprofit, contributions or gifts to JordanCon Inc. are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.