Founder's Forum: Fall Fundraising Drive & 501(c)(3) Status


Hello everyone!

I have a bit of great news to deliver - ConTessa is now The ConTessa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization! All of your donations are now tax-deductible!

This has been a long awaited ‘next step’ for ConTessa, and plays into the five-year plan we’ve been developing. Rather than fundraising once or twice a year, we will be running initiatives throughout the year. Bundles, Kickstarters, and donation drives will be part of that, and we’re looking at what we can do with Patreon going forward.

Right now, however, we need to do a little fundraising to pull together some money for plane tickets for our staff members to get to our last convention of the season - U-Con, in November. Any money earned after that will also go towards next year’s convention season and paying for our regular operational costs (like this website).

To celebrate the formation of our nonprofit, we’ve redesigned nearly every aspect of our fundraising strategy. Here are three big ways you can help with our fall fundraising goals!

The ConTessa Fall Fundraising Bundle

Going on now through the 22nd, get your hands on our Fall Fundraising Bundle at RPGNow for just $10. The big whale in this one is Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder, which normally goes for $19.99 alone. There’s a little something for everyone in this bundle, so grab it while it lasts!

The ConTessa Shop (Bea & Tessa ON SALE NOW!)

We’ve updated and relaunched the official ConTessa shop with a brand new Print on Demand partner that offers a broader range of products for printing, and additional clothing options we haven’t had available before. In addition, we took it off our site and put the whole shop on Shopify for an overall better shopping experience, AND we’ve added some new designs and products! To celebrate the reopening, and add to our fall fundraising goals, use the code FALLFUNDRAISER for 10% off your entire order!

Here’s a sample of some of our new goodies:

And as if THAT isn’t enough, our remaining stock of Bea and Tessa plush toys has been marked down to $20 a piece! Grab one before they’re all gone!

Donate Directly

If PDFs and merchandise aren’t your thing, and you’d rather donate cash, we can accommodate that, too!

Donate to The ConTessa Foundation

Our Thanks

No matter how you choose to help, THANK YOU! Your contributions have helped us grow by massive leaps and bounds, and will continue to do so into the future.

Game on, my friends!

Stacy Dellorfano, Founder and CEO (

Stacy Dellorfano