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SEEING MONEY BENEFICIARIES

THE WIZARD OF CASH selected these non-profits to be Beneficiaries, because of their innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurial spirit.

  1. Arts Alive Fund, Portland Public Schools Foundation
  2. H2O Headwaters to Ocean
  3. The Libri Foundation
  4. The Orlo Foundation
  5. Portland Old Town Arts and Culture Foundation
  6. Sisters Of The Road Café

Why Beneficiaries?

SEEING MONEY believes that we have the means to support what is important to us, if we are willing to make the commitment. Event expenses will be covered through corporate sponsorship, contributions and admission fees. With the support of participating galleries, 15-25% of the proceeds from the sale of exhibited art will be donated to charity. The buyer of each piece of exhibited art will choose which beneficiary will receive his or her support.

  1. ARTS ALIVE FUND OF THE PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
    was established by students. Grant High School junior Jennifer Fletcher was devastated by the continued cuts in arts programs in public schools. She ignored the 'naysayers' and spearheaded a successful Benefit Concert with Jackson Browne, which raised over $100,000. Jennifer and fellow student members of the Arts Alive Fund committee oversee all disbursements of the Fund. A request for proposals is in the works.
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  3. H2O HEADWATERS TO OCEAN
    is a four-year old non-profit based in Portland. Their mission is to foster community stewardship of the Columbia/Willamette River system through boat-based learning and hands-on experiences. H2O's teaching vessel is the Captain Conner, a 65-foot historic wooden tug. Over 3,000 students (grades 4 - 12) and members of the general public have taken the 4-hour course. Environmental behavior, clean water and stewardship of the river are integral parts of the student's curriculum.
  4. "Feeling and learning through the social and work environment that develops on a boat creates incredible opportunity for profound change. I've seen many people, including myself, change immensely through boat-based education programs. The boat environment is a microcosm of the world."

    Angela Jackson Co-Founder and President

  5. THE LIBRI FOUNDATION
    is a nation-wide non-profit organization-based in the founder's home in Eugene, Oregon-that donates new, quality hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated over $420,000 worth of new children's books to 440 libraries in 42 states.

"Every dollar contributed to The Libri Foundation enables it to donate one dollar's worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books to a small, rural public library."

Barbara McKillip, Founder

 

4. THE ORLO FOUNDATION
explores environmental issues through the creative arts. Orlo produces exhibitions, performance works, publications and media campaigns. Orlo productions bring environmental concerns directly to the streets of daily life using innovative approaches and styles. A sampling of Orlo programs includes Water and Plastic an exhibition at Quartersaw Gallery; the annual Bike-In; Word on the Street, a day-long celebration of literacy and literature; and the publication The Bear Deluxe, which presents a mix of investigative journalism, fiction, essays, visual art and poetry.

 

  1. THE PORTLAND OLD TOWN ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION (POTACF),
    the producer for the project SEEING MONEY. POTACF is a catalyst to develop special projects that promote the importance of arts and crafts in the community. They partner with other organizations to leverage limited resources. Their present focus is Portland's Old Town, a historic district with a unique mix of social service agencies, independent businesses, retail shops and private residences. They jointly raise funds with Portland Saturday Market for projects that benefit the neighborhood.
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  3. SISTERS OF THE ROAD CAFÉ
    founded in 1979, exists to alleviate hunger in an atmosphere of non-violence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual toward changes that will reach the root of his or her homelessness and poverty and end it forever. Located in Old Town/Chinatown, Sisters is a non-profit restaurant serving up hot nutritious meals at little cost or in change for labor, offering job training to local residents and being a safe public place for everyone.

"Sisters Of The Road Café is about many things. We are about good food at little cost and dignity to all persons. We are about small beginnings and radical (go to the roots) change. In a world intoxicated with death, we are about life. In a neighborhood where the will to survive is so strong, we are about hope."

Genny Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Director