Craft inspires, unites, and heals.

Craft in Philadelphia needs your help. 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is dramatically impacting nonprofits and the lives of craft artists and makers. CraftNOW is dedicated to ensuring our community remains intact so the opportunities to innovate and support one another continue beyond this crisis. With the decreases in funding caused by the pandemic, support from individuals like you is more essential than ever. Your Annual Fund gift will help support:

An in-depth survey of the craft field to initiate business support systems for makers

New scholarship and digital resources to collectively promote Philadelphia’s craft innovators

Advocacy for the sector to advance craft as central to a healthy recovery and bright future

Your donation is tax-deductible with University of the Arts serving as our fiscal sponsor. Donations can be made online using the form below. If you wish to donate by mail, please make checks payable to “University of the Arts” with “CraftNOW Philadelphia” on the check memo line and mail to: Brenton McCloskey, Advancement Office, University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19102.

Click here to view the CraftNOW 2020 Annual Report.

Thank you for your support!

$10,000 +
Jane Davis
Patricia and Gordon Fowler
Clara and Ben Hollander
David Seltzer
Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust

$5,000 – $9,999
The Center for American Art of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Cultural Fund

$2,500 – $4,999
Valerie and Everett Abitbol
American Craft Council
Sherry and Brian Effron
William Gehrman and Chris Mullins
Rago Auction
Elissa Topol and Lee Osterman
The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

$1,000 – $2,499
Wendy and Morton Branzburg
Josephine Burri
The Center for Art in Wood
The Clay Studio
Christina and Craig Copeland
Lillian and Joe Hassman
Arlan and Bruce Kardon
Jacqueline Lewis
Gabrielle and Thad Suzenski
RJ Thornburg
Wharton Esherick Museum

$500 -$999
Marta and Bob Adelson
Gravers Lane Gallery and Goldenburg Group
Nancy Hays
Adrienne Hollander and Brian Smith
Beth and William Landman
Tina and Albert LeCoff
Jennifer-Navva Milliken and Ron Gardi
Laurie Phillips and Barry Milberg
Rebecca O’Leary and Drew Smith
Sam Olshin
Caroline Wischmann and David Rasner
Rachel Zimmerman

Up to $500
Barbara Adams
Karen and Steve Arone
Brucie and Ed Baumstein
Louis Berneman
Sally Bleznak
Barbara Boroff
Maia Grauer and Jake Branzburg
William Burdick
Rose Cheney and Howie Wiener
Sheva Cohen
Norman Cohn
Conservest Capital Advisors
Karen Degerberg and Mike Tyburski
Susan DeWyngaert
Cynthia Dorsey
Emma Dried-Cassorla
Helen Drutt
Ruthann and Jeffrey Dubb
Thom Duffy
Sherry and Brian Effron
Eamon Egan
Beth Galinsky
Barbara Harberger
Tamara Harris
Meredith and Michael Hilferty
Thora Jacobson
Sarah Kaizar
Maureen Kelly
Zachary Klehr
Diana Koros and Stephen Gale
Leonard Kreppel
Jack Larimore
Debbie and Gene LeFevre
Anja and Matthew Levitties
Meryl Levitz
Ami Lonner
Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design
Helen Mayer
Brenton McCloskey
Sara McCorriston
Eydie Mehr
Michael Newmuis
Nancy O’Meara
Karen Orman
Andrew Pack
Katharine and Louis Padulo
Lauren Pelletier
Jane Pepper
Lawrence Reichlin
Claire and John Rodgers
Dianne Semingson
Robert Siegle
Julie Siglin
Norman Silvers
Nadine and Josh Slavitt
Ruth and Rick Snyderman
Gerri Spilka
Carol Klein and Larry Spitz
Konnie Stark
Lenore and Buddy Stein
Paul Steinke
Paul Thompson
Miriam Tucker
Robert Wallner
Mina and Ronald White
John Wind
Emily Zilber
Jennifer Zwilling

2019 In-Kind Contributors

CraftNOW Philadelphia would like to express its appreciation to following individuals and entities for their significant in-kind contributions that made our 2019 programming possible.

Art in City Hall and Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
William Alburger
Lynne Berman
Alyse Bernstein
Bethany Mission Gallery
Anna Boothe
Karina Clough
Carol Cole
Marla Duran
Helen Drutt
East Falls Glassworks
Edgewood Made
Maria Eife
Dominique Ellis
Fabric Workshop and Museum
Forge and Finish
Furniture from the Barn
Globe Dye Works
Tyler Hays
Brooke Hine
Diane Koppisch Hricko
Bob Ingram
Anne Koszalka
Carol Klein
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Mi-Kyoung Lee
Madalynne Intimates
MaKen Studios
Manatawny Still Works
Roberta Massuch
Rod McCormick
John McFadden
Nancy Middlebrook
Don Miller
Claudia Mills
Moore Brothers Wine Company
Warren Muller
Old City District
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show
Philly Stewards
Jeanne Ruddy and Victor Keen
K Riley
Lincoln Seitzman
Bradford Smith
Katie Sorenson
Chris Storb
Joy Stemper
Marianne Tebbens
RJ Thornburg
Stacey Lee Webber
Wharton Esherick Museum
John Wind
Isaiah Zagar
Sara Zimmerman

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