**Please note: some of the 2015 donations are still being processed and will be added as soon as possible.**
Precious PinesÂ ($20,000 or more):
Celestial CedarsÂ ($10,000 to 19,999): Sam Mazza Foundation.
Spectacular SequoiasÂ ($5,000 to $9,999): California Arts Council; Anthony & Caroline Grant; Jobs Now Program, Workforce Development Division, Department of Human Services, City & County of San Francisco; SFPMS Educational Enrichment Foundation.
Courageous CottonwoodsÂ ($1,000 to $4,999): Anonymous, Peg Conley, Sabine Gysens, Kevin & Whitney Quan, Linda Quan, Samuel Losh, Charles Boone & Josefa Vaughan.
Sacred CypressesÂ ($500 to $999): Anonymous, Anonymous, Matt Boris & Greg Paxton, Malcolm McAfee, Barbra Anne Richardson, Betty & Jack Shafer.
Magical ManzanitasÂ ($100 to $499):Â Ravi Agarwal, Carol Barnes, Chris Bigelow, Nathan W. Brennan, Linda R. Bookman, John Burke, Susan K. Chiddix, Rodney Chin, Magda & Phil, Manuel Demoussy, Jon Diamond, Thomas Dietz, Rita & Richard Felciano, Guy & Ann M. Flores, Connie A. Freeman, Magda V. Grant & Phillip Smaller, Paul Griffin, Steven K. Goodman, Nicole A. Halbreiner, Matthew Heckert, Kay C Huettmann, Rose & Gabe Ireland, Steve & Issa Martinez, John King, Isabell Klein, William L. Klingelhoffer, Vincent Kukua, Marissa Kunz, June Lee, Janis LIpzin, Donna Logan, Lynn Lohr, Cory Modlin, Cristina Noren, ARobin Orden, Benjamin Mann, Elaine S. Mann, Maxwell & Elaine Meyers, Christina Noren, Henry Spiller & Michael Orland, Dennis & Catherine Collins O’Leary, Luned Palmer, Thomas Palmer, Patricia Perez-Arce, Frances Phillips, Richard A. Price, Sheila Schwartz, Maulik Shah, David Sosa & Anne Selting, The Terzian Family & the Point at Hunters Point Shipyard, Malini Singh, Lydia Titcomb,Thad M. Van Bueren, Velvet Van Bueren, Kathryn A. Van Dyke, George M. & Mary K. Vaughan, Shelton Vaughan, Patricia Valva.
Amazing AcornsÂ ($99 or less):Â Timothy Abeyta, Artist & Craftsman Supply, David Anderson, Shelly Auyeung, Mark Berman, Josie & Ella Berman, Suzanne Berns, Anne Blumenthal, Beatriz Bonnet, Ian Campos, Lara Charneco, James S. Chen, Steven Chin, Maggie Clough, Beth Cook, Jeanetter R. Cool & Georges S. Lammam, Katy Crooks, Gianpaolo & Rose Curreri, Michael Dave, Beatiz Davila, Manuel De Moussy, Stephen & Linda Dever, Ymke Dioquino, Elizabeth Ditmars, Justin Dizon, Marsha Felton, Margaret Fiori, Amy Fritz,Â Andrew Funk, Holly Gosselink, Jessica & Jesse Gutierrez, Matt & Sadie Gross, Marc Ellen Hamel, Michelle Harris, Amanda Hensley, Linda M. Hope, Â Cesar & Jacqueline Ibarra, Regina Cagle Irr, Nirmal Iyengar, Â Bennett & Deborah Jacobstein, Fran & Bud Johns, Kathryn Kain, Miriam Kasdan, Julian L. Kaufman, Kenneth Ke, Liz Keim, Karen Kelly, Marcy Kenyon, Katherine J. Klein, Dawna Knapp, Bonnie J. Kirkland, Gabriella Kula, Asok & Mary Agnes Kumar, David Kumar, Richard Quan,Â Sylvia Lamas, Kim Lebiavant, Sandra Lee, Vicki Leeds, Daniel Leu, Justine Lucas, Manuel Fred Lucero & Michelle R. Davis, K. M. Pirie, Pascale Macleod, Linda Mann, Gaurav Marwaha, Marilyn Masen, Patrick Malley, Caroline Mead, Robert J. Merck, Andrew James Michaud, Michelle Muir, Barbara Maricle, Todd Murphy, Sadie Nelson, Dianne O’Connell, Paul Orselli, Dr. Dawn A. Ostereier, William S. Palmer, Luned Palmer, Sylvia Platt, Frana Price,Â Ranjani Ramakrishna, Peter V. Rengstorff, Aina Roberts, June Ross, Pilar & Maria Rubin, Charissa Ruth,Â Robin Sanderson, Joseph Saah, John P. Schieb, Scott Schwartz, Betsy C. Shafer, Julia G. Shaw, Thomas Smith, Alan Smith, Nina Snailham, Trevor & Isaiah Starnes, Cynthia Stevens, Susan Taylor, Gabrielle Thormann, Priti Vora, Steve Waldman, Alexander Weaver-Scull, Bettina Stiewe, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Ann Wettrich, Anna Whitcher, Julie Whitcomb, Heather Wilson, Jana Wilcher, Jill Winegardner, Shani Winston, Richard Wittman & Sue Kim, Clare Miller Watsky, Charlene & Adrianna Wong, Catherine H. Wong, Helen Workman, Dorothy Yuki, Paul H. Zarefsky, Allen Zigman.
DONATIONS IN SUPPORT & TO HONOR:Â For ArtSeed:Â Anonymous.Â For Acoya Dioquino:Â Ymke Dioquino.Â For Justin Dizon: Anonymous.Â For Sabine Gysens:Â Ravi Agarwal, Lara Charneco, Beth Cook, Michael Dave, Sabine Gysens, Michelle Harris, Nirmal Iyengar, John King, Daniel Leu, K. M. Pirie, Gaurav Marwaha, Dr. Dawn a Ostereier, Patricia Perez-Arce, Maulik Shah, Mallani Singh, Priti Vora, Amanda Whitcher, Julie Whitcomb, Heather Wilson, Jill Winegardner.Â For Amanda Hensley:Â Amanda Hensley.Â For Vincent Kukua:Â Nina Snailham.Â For Marissa Kunz:Â Anonymous, Linda R. Bookman, Ian Campos, Beatriz Davila, Andrew Funk, Katherine J. Klein, Dawna Knapp, Vincent Kukua, Marissa Kunz, Elaine S. Mann,Â Benjamin Mann, Betsy C. Shafer.Â For John:Â Linda Mann,Â Luned Palmer. Â For Durrell L.: Barbara Anne Richardson.Â For Christine L.:Â Anonymous (three), Suzanne Berns, Marsha Felton, Julian L. Kaufman, Vicki Leeds, Pascale Macleod, Frana Price, Paul H. Zarefsky.Â For Sophie Le Biavant:Â Christina Noren.Â For Margaret Ma:Â Josefa Vaughan.Â For Luned Palmer:Â Anonymous,Â Margaret Fiori, Holly Gosselink, Nicole A. Halbreiner,Â Marcy Kenyon, Gabriella Kula,Â Justine Lucas, Paul Orselli, William S. Palmer, Charissa Ruth, Julia G. Shaw, Alan Smith,Â Thomas Smith,Â Scott Schwartz.Â For Lakshmi Rash:Â Ranjani Ramakrishna,Â For John Scheib:Â Manuel Demoussy, Elaine S. Mann, Aina Roberts, John P. Scheib, Catherine H. Wong, Helen Workman.Â For Syd Van Bueren:Â Anonymous, Issa & Steve Martinez,Â For Sydney and in Memory of Keith:Â Magda Grant & Phillip Smaller, Marilyn Masen, Robert J. Merck, Thad Van Bueren & Donna Traycik, Velvet Van Bueren, Josefa Vaughan.Â For Josefa Vaughan:Â Charles Boone,Â Anthony L. Grant, Fran & Bud Johns.Â For Carrie Yan:Â Josefa Vaughan.Â In Honor of Max Zwerwin:Â Caroline Mead, Michelle Muir, Robin Sanderson, Bettina Stiewe, Susan Taylor.
Pro Bono/In-kind Donors:
Aquarium of the Bay, Oscar Arteta,Â Artist & Craftsman Supply, BearHug Blankets Unlimited and Ymke Dioquino, Books INC, California Academy of Science, Charles Boone, Bob Burnside, A Childâ€™s Delight, Raymond Coats Rhythm & Blues, Cole Hardware, Jeske Dioquino, Hand Touch Nail Care,Â Gabriela & John Hofmeyer, House of Bagels, Charles â€œTreyâ€ Houston, Inn at the Presidio, JazGroup du Jour, Judyâ€™s CafÃ© on Chestnut, Kathryn Kain, La Boulange de Union,Â David Leighton, Patrick Maley, La Mediterranee, June Lee, Monica Long, Bryant Lui Portraits, John Oâ€™Grady/O’Grady Law Group, Mark Miyake, Pachamama, Photograph and Frame, Peet’s Coffee, Craig Perry Guitar, Pier 39 Family Fun Pack, Presidio Bowling Center, SCRAP, Social Media for Non-Profits & Ritu Sharma,Â Sol Rouge Winery, Jerome & Renee Strain, Sydney Van Bueren, Velvet Van Bueren, Arwen & Heather Vaughan, Walnut Cleaners, Xander Weaver-Skull Artwork Environmental Art, The Winery of SF, Paul Griffin with law firm Winston and Strawn LLP.
Myriam Ambramovici, Oscar Arteta, Shelly Auyeung, Suzanne Bergeron, Lynne Billig, Melinda Costello, Jeske Dioquino, Acoya Dioquino, Ann Huang, Duo “Darin” Huang, Â Karen Kelly, Dina Kharag, Vincent Kukua, Christine L., Kim Le Biavant,Â Bryant & Virginia Lui, Patrick Maley, Ling Hang Meng, Andrew Michaud, Jerome & Renee Strain, Peter Strumph, Â Ludmila Turok, Angela Van Zandt, Carrie Yan, Kathy Yu, Huiwen “Serena” Zhao.
Core Volunteers:Â Gabriela & John Hofmeyer,Â Ann Huang, Mom Keo, Marissa Kunz, June Lee, Luned Palmer, John Scheib, Betsy Shafer, Sydney Van Bueren, Shani Winston;Â Board of Directors:Â Edna Arterberry, Ben Berkley, Matt Boris, Sabine Gysens, Kevin Quan,Â Barbra Richardson, Todd Standish;Â Youth Council:Â Dina Kharag, Durrell L., Ramsha I., Junaid I., Jade K., Miles M., Paola P., Andrew P., Chloe T., Tamia G.;Â Advisory Board:Â Julie Blankenship, Charles Boone, Adam Frey, Tony Grant, Paul Griffin, Jeff Hastings, Malcolm McAfee, Dave Parker, Robert Stenson, Arwen Vaughan, Ann Wettrich, Steven Wolf, Allison Wyckoff;Â Apprentices & Interns:Â Timothy Abeyta,Â Amanda Hensley,Â Margaret Ma, Celia S., Ocelia Stanley.
Core Staff:Â Justin Dizon, Program Coordinator;Â Charles “Trey” Houston,Â Video and Photography;Â Devin Kyle Marshall & Jennie Brick, Bookkeeper & Accountant;Â Josefa Vaughan, Executive Director.
Teaching & Presenting Artists:Â Nelly Anstruther, Jan Van Buyten, Amy Crumpacker, Steven Froman, Mark Harris, Kathryn Kain, Caroline Liddell, Bryant Lui, Peter Mann, Sanaz Manzinani, Clive McCarthy, Catie O’Leary, Craig Perry, Debranna Ray, William Scott, Xander Weaver Skull, Dorothy Yuki,Â Maximilien Volckaert.
Partnerships: Leola Havard Early Education School, Presidio Early Education School, San Francisco Public Montessori School, St. Brigid School, Marina Middle School, SF Montessori Academy, Tides Inc. and the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Presidio Trust, The Point Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard, USF Department of Art & Architecture, Art History and Arts Administration Internship Program, CA Lawyers for the Arts Spotlight on the Arts Internship Program.
Please let us know if there is someone we should add to this list or if you prefer your name or the level of your contribution to remain anonymous.
Collaborative animations related to Volcanos, Trains, (and more) by Jan Van Buyten with students from the San Francisco Public Montessori SchoolÂ and Leola M. Havard Early Education School (8 minutes)
To See Animations Click Below
November 15, 2015
Dear ArtSeed Friend,
We have grown!
Each ArtSeed year – and this is our sixteenth! – has something unique that sets it apart from the others. This year has been about growth. We went from service in two schools to service in six, from two interns/apprentices to six, and from four public events to eight. We have a wonderful new Board member and four new Youth Council members. We now serve more than 500 students every week, most of whom might otherwise be left without arts enrichment of any kind. And beyond all of that, volunteers have given us more than 5,000 hours of their time. Pretty good for a grassroots organization!
“I came back from the Summer Intensive with a wholly different perspective on art and I met people of all different personalities who came together to form a home away from home. I gained a family.” – Ramsha Iqbal, ArtSeed Youth Council President
ArtSeed’s success all these years has been the product of an unparalleled approach to teaching. Our methods and techniques are time-tested, we generate sophisticated and relevant themes that stimulate critical thinking, and we demonstrate that skills resulting from our one-on-one, hands-on approach to teaching are transferable to other disciplines.
“The children tried so many new things they were completely unfamiliar with, and by the end of the Summer Intensive they had learned and explored an incredible amount. By the second week, not only were they demonstrating their new knowledge, but they also approached new opportunities to learn and create with curiosity and enthusiasm.” – Ocelia Stanley, ArtSeed Intern
Although we receive significant financial support from a variety of organizations, what we do is largely made possible thanks to individual donors. We take particular satisfaction in the very large number of ArtSeed friends who join us each year for our art-making adventures. Some folks have come on recently while others have been with us since the very beginning. Our website, www.artseed.org, lists everyone who has helped so far and we hope that your name can be on that list as we go forward.
Please join us! Please grow with us! Being a small organization, ArtSeed contributors have an intimate sense of how their help benefits the many students we serve. Your gift will help make it possible for hundreds of diverse youngsters, artists, educators, and families to participate in ArtSeed’s programs. Of course, all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ArtSeed is grateful for your support and we thank you heartily in advance!
Josefa Vaughan Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Barbra Richardson
Founder and Executive Director Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Board of Directors, Bayview Hunters Point Liaison
ArtSeed is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community based organization. EIN #: 52-2368513
P.O Box 29277, San Francisco, California 94129-0277