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OPENS February 10, 2021
       CLOSES on March 31, 2021

Contact: joye.neff@gmail.com

*~* WE RAISED $40,944.72 FOR BERNER-GARDE *~*

Not only did we hit our goal of raising $40,000, but Berner Lovers came through and we raced right past our goal.

THANK YOU TO THE MOST GENEROUS BERNER LOVERS who donated money to the 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser!!

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS DONORS who made challenges to help us generate more donations to the 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

THANK YOU to the Berner Lovers who donated 120 prizes for the 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser and Free Ticket Gift Bonanza!

THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE who had a good time choosing which prizes they wanted to win with their free tickets for the 2021 Berner-Garde Free Ticket Gift Bonanza!

THANK YOU TO BOB TORSTENSON who made and maintained the great website for the 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser and Free Ticket Gift Bonanza!

THANK YOU TO ROXANNE BORTNICK for her assistance with the PayPal donations to the 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser!

THANK YOU TO GARY GALUNAS for tracking the names of the people who made updates on their Berners in the Berner-Garde Database for our drawing for the ten $50 amazon.com gift cards.

And now......I will send a series of emails to all of the Berner Lists announcing the very lucky WINNERS of the 120 prizes from the 2021 Berner-Garde Free Ticket Gift Bonanza. Congratulations to the winners.

Joye Neff


We now have 120 to choose from !

Click on a Batch "Bone" below to see the gifts, their number and descriptions below each picture
(or see the complete set of Thumbnail pictures at the bottom of this page)
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"It's back!!!    The annual Berner-Garde Foundation Gift Bonanza organized by Joye Neff! This is the Main Page for the Gift Bonanza and will be updated as necessary with important information such as the progress of this event, the lucky gift winners, etc. You can click on the buttons above for more information, and to see all of the gift items (Batch 1, Batch 2, etc.).

The BGF Board of Trustees looks forward to this event every year! The organization is run entirely by volunteers. Without the generous support of donors like you we could not continue our work. And to Joye Neff, the Berner world is blessed to have such a friend. Please donate to this Gift Bonanza...for the Love of a Berner.

President, BGF

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Please click photo above right for an important message from Lori Jodar about current projects to upgrade the BG database application framework and to continue the DNA Repository and expand tissue collection - especially histiocytic sarcoma - that is being used for research.

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A Message From Pat Long
I know Joye gives these tickets away, but she gives them away when she’s happy too! What makes her happy? When people donate to Berner charities, or donate to Berner charities to thank other people for their hard work. It makes her happy when Berners benefit from our generosity, and Joye must be about the happiest person I know – because no one is as generous as the Bernese Mountain Dog community!

I was the Berner-Garde File Manager for 12 years, and I know how much of a labor of love it is for so many of you. Updates that were terribly painful as well as many that were joyful and exciting, thanks to each and every one of you for adding your dogs to a legacy that helps the future of the breed! YOU are all what help to make this open database unique among all the breeds, thank you one and all!

And for those of you who participate in the BMD DNA Repository – thank you! And for those of you who have donated tumor tissue, words are not enough – but thank you for making the effort during the worst possible time.

Hug your dogs and tell them I think they are so very lucky to have the most special owners!


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WHY? To support the Berner-Garde Foundation (BGF), which operates the incredible open, online health and pedigree database for Bernese Mountain Dogs all over the world.  There is no charge to enter data in this database.  There is no charge to access this database for information. Check out the website and submit details of your Berners!  www.bernergarde.org


The BGF also supports the DNA/Tissue Repository which is so essential for research.  Cost of submission of blood, swabs and biopsy samples is now covered by funds from Berner-Garde and the BMDCA. Owners carry the cost of shipping and veterinary costs to obtain the sample. 


We have assembled many lovely Berner items to give to those who have Berners in their lives or who wish they had a Berner in their life.

  • Tickets to win these wonderful Berner items are FREE and easy to obtain!

  • Just send an e-mail to Joye Neff and ask her for up to 150 free tickets. joye.neff@gmail.com

  • Tell Joye how many tickets you want and how to distribute the tickets you are requesting.

  • EXAMPLE: "Joye, please give me 100 FREE Tickets. I'd like you to place the FREE Tickets into the following envelopes: 10 each in items number 2, 8, 14, 22, 33, 34, 45, 49, 54 and 62."

  • That's it! Just ask for tickets. People may also request that Joye send FREE Tickets to friends, mentors and people they admire. It's fun!!!

  • Please remember that all contributions to Berner-Garde are much appreciated.



1. Mail your check payable to: Berner-Garde Foundation ~ If you are mailing a check
from another country, make the check payable to: Joye M. Neff (My bank does not
charge me a fee for converting foreign cheques to US dollars, so Berner-Garde will get
the entire amount of your donation)

Mail your check to me at:

Joye Neff

108 Minnock Drive

Mars, PA 16046-1308


2. Go to the Berner-Garde PayPal Donation site and make your donation ~ Go to the Berner-Garde PayPal Donation site and make your donation ~ Please write 2021 Berner-Garde Fundraiser where it says "Enter dedication or in memory of here." - Here is the link!


Help support Berner-Garde Foundation by donating or sharing with your friends.


You can view all available items below, for quick reference. If you click on a photo it will open as a larger pop-up. The items are also presented in groups of 14 items per page, (19 in Batch 8) via the buttons at the top of this page and below. Some of the donors have provided websites or email addresses, which are available on the Batch pages. Also, if there are more than one available of an item, there will be multiple winners drawn for those items.

Click on a Batch "Bone" below to see the gifts, their number and descriptions
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Click on a Batch "Bone" below to see the gifts, their number and descriptions
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