I am pleased to announce that a kind individual (name to be announced once I've cleared it) has tossed in for the full amount of the website upgrade. While the methods for getting it out of PayPal's hands are varied, complex, and apparently involve sacrificing a chicken, now that I know that the funds will be replenished I can make the arrangements today for the upgrade.
Accordingly, the Fund Drive is now officially over, and all that's left is for me to come up with 31 pieces of content. (And no, posts like this don't count.)
(And I have done so, and I have been assured that ads will be removed within 24 hours.)
(And they have!)