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VILLAGE ARTS AND HUMANITIES' Fundraiser:

1000 Guardians - The Village at Thirty

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THANK YOU, Matching Guardians!
July 13, 2017

Dear friends,  During a single week of our matching campaign, 60 -- yes, sixty -- amazing supporters became Village Guardians. We reached a  See more

THE STORY:

A FORCE OF 1000 GUARDIANS - WE NEED YOU

When you walk through the urban campus of The Village of Arts and Humanities, you pass beneath the steady gaze of guardian angels, owls, and lions. Village founders Lily Yeh and James "Big Man" Maxton in collaboration with community members young and old, created these Guardians to protect the dreams of the young people of this neighborhood.

They remind us that through art we can build a more beautiful and just future together. As The Village nurtures our neighborhood, so does our community give back to The Village with love and creativity. On our 30th anniversary, we want to widen the circle of those who call themselves Guardians of The Village.

We invite 1000 people to join us as Guardians before June 20th, by donating any amount to The Village. With the support of our 1000 Guardians, we will continue our excellent free arts education, maintain our parks and gardens, and most importantly, ensure that The Village and the families it serves can continue to guard our neighborhood for many years to come.
GUARDIAN LEVELS

~ All donors will receive a Badge of Guardianship.

~ Donors in the amount of over $50 will receive a unique cloisonné pin in the shape of one of our Guardian Angel figurines, created by Lily Yeh and James Maxton with inspiration from Ethiopian magic scrolls.

~ Donors of $250 will recieve a handmade tile featuring artwork from The Village's renowned murals and mosiacs.

~ Donors of $500 or more, will recieve a signed print featuring sketches or finished artwork by artist and Village founder, Lily Yeh.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE

Thirty years ago, eight lots behind 2544 Germantown Avenue were filled with dust and rubble. Lily Yeh and the neighborhood children saw the beauty that should be there. They planted seeds of creativity that grew a tree with bark of shimmering mirrors and leaves of rainbow-colored tiles.

This “Tree of Life” grew into 15 art parks, guarded by mosaicked angels, sculpted mythical creatures, and sacred monuments to those past. Together, Lily, Big Man, JoJo Williams, and many other neighbors made the power of our neighborhood visible and built a center for arts and culture in North Philadelphia.

Today, The Village of Arts and Humanities is internationally known for our high-quality arts education and arts-based community development. We are locally known as a safe space for children and families to express themselves, learn, and grow together. We offer top tier, free arts education to kids 9-19; act as a defacto CDC for our neighborhood, cleaning our streets and supporting small businesses; and instigate creative, useful arts projects that use local wisdom to solve problems that affect not only our neighborhood, but cities everywhere.

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To This Fundraiser

$22,071

MONEY RAISED
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  • Great Men of America

    $100

  • GNU Group

    $300

  • Jonathan Shapiro

    $100

  • Kelly and Lee Stoetzel

    $100

  • Lily Yeh

    $1,000

  • Mary Lee Matzkin

    $300

  • David Rasner & Caroline Wischmann

    $500

  • Molly, Brian, Stella & Mae Jacobson

    $150

  • Michael Stein

    $36

  • Shayna V McConville

     

  • Elizabeth Tannen

    $25

  • Suzanne and Guy Bush

    $50

  • Cheryl Hyde

    $250

  • Saul Behar

    $300

  • Oscar Holmes IV

    $100

  • Laura Zabel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Juliet J. Goodfriend

    $500

  • Aunnalea Grove

    $50

  • Carolyn Adams

    $100

  • Deb and Jim Crisfield

    $50

  • Susan L. Anderson

    $250

  • Nanci and Ken Gilberg

     

  • Jody Buckles

    $50

  • Carol Williamson

     

  • Kate Kelly

    $20

  • Lori Sutliff

    $25

  • McMurrey Family

    $25

  • Ellen and Gary Wasserson

     

  • Peter Cilio and Denise Delaurentis Cilio

    $500

  • Eddie Einbender-Luks

    $25

  • Alexandra Jones

    $15

  • Gretchen Dykstra and Eva Baker

    $100

  • Kriya Patel

    $20

  • Ayako Okutani

    $100

  • Anula Shetty & Michael Kuetemeyer

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ken and Nanci Gilberg

     

  • Andrew and Michelle Jacobs

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Steven Jacobs

    $100

  • Bob and Jane Jacobs

    $100

  • Liza Goodell

    $25

  • Emma Richardson

    $50

  • Heather Drew

     

  • Alex Lewis

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lyn Buchheit

    $200

  • Neil Kleinman

    $50

  • Eliza Harrison

    $25

  • Annie Fredrickson

    $25

  • Monica Carr

    $60

  • Laura Kleiman Gottlieb

    $100

  • Hon Mary D Colins

    $250

  • Kara Tennis

    $200

  • Michael Carroll

    $25

  • Lansie Sylvia

    $55

  • Jeanette

    $10

  • Brooke Wieczorek

    $25

  • Rachel Greenberg

    $10

  • David Ferris

    $10

  • Thomas & Holston Nelson

    $25

  • Bre furlong

    $50

  • Sarah Howells

    $50

  • Mary Goldschmidt

    $50

  • Sheila McGuirk

    $250

  • SALLY HARRISON

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sheldon Abba

    $250

  • Sarah Sturtevant

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sally Hammerman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jillian Malkowski

    $25

  • Ned

    $50

  • Luke Butler

    $20

  • stephanie ravett

    $200

  • Jock McGuirk

    $25

  • Margaret Sowell

    $50

  • Done & Dusted

    $50

  • Desiree C. Thompson

    $50

  • Susan Einbender

     

  • Russ & Suzanne Loverdi

     

  • Cathleen Collins

    $25

  • Glenn Holsten

    $500

  • Thomas O'Keefe

    $50

  • Anna Beale

    $150

  • Becca Blessing

    $50

  • Michele Segre

    $100

  • Anonymous Matching Donor

    $5,000

  • Crystal Pickard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Danielle Gellis

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sylvie Gallier Howard

    $100

  • Renee Jackson

    $100

  • Noah Michel

    $300

  • Holly Olson

    $50

  • Ryan Tennis

    $1,000

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74% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $22,071 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

VILLAGE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Amount Raised

$20,471

 

68% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Kelly Tannen

Amount Raised

$1,275

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Sharon Reiss

Amount Raised

$150

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David Griffith

Amount Raised

$100

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Heather Jones

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

Holly Olson

Holly Olson

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Noah Michel

Noah Michel

DONATION: $300

2 weeks ago

Ryan Tennis

Ryan Tennis

DONATION: $1,000

2 weeks ago

Renee Jackson

Renee Jackson

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Sylvie Gallier Howard

Sylvie Gallier Howard

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of Phyllis csrpoletti 4 weeks ago

Danielle Gellis

Danielle Gellis

DONATION: $20

I learned so much and saw such gorgeous art while volunteering at the Village during my AmeriCorps year in 2004. I'm glad to see you're still thriving. 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Crystal Pickard

Crystal Pickard

2 months ago

Anonymous Matching Donor

Anonymous Matching Donor

DONATION: $5,000

2 months ago