About a month ago, Susie Ekberg Risher became the first person to create a personal granting fund through The Arts Partnership, the Susie Ekberg Risher Individual Artist Arts Partnership grant. This was an exciting day at TAP, and I will always be grateful for that croissant breakfast!
One of the things that Susie and I both hoped would happen from this announcement was that her circle of friends would see this new giving opportunity and follow her. Today, I am thrilled to announce that we have a second person joining this program. Laurel Mahan, now my friend, too, has created a multi-year Laurel Mahan Individual Artist Arts Partnership grant.
Lori Jacobwith, fundraising coach extraordinaire, says that if you help funders connect their passion to your mission, asking is easy. It’s one thing to hear someone say that, it’s quite another to experience it. Susie and Laurel, thank you for making my job so easy, for sharing your passion so joyfully and for improving the lives of artists in this community one grant at a time!
If you are interested in being part of this joyful exchange, let me know. I would be very happy to talk with you about naming your own Individual Artist Arts Partnership grants, too.
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