Support the Foundation
A Fund Raising Parable
The chicken and the pig were debating what to
do to thank the farmer for looking after
them so well.
"I know," says the chicken. "Let's give him breakfast in bed."
"What did you have in mind," asks the pig.
"How about ham and eggs," suggests the chicken.
"Well, for you that represents a contribution, but for me, it's a real
commitment," replies the pig."
As you will see from the following budget information, it will not be easy
for us to fulfill our dreams and keep William Meredith's remarkable legacy
alive in programs at the center, especially in these difficult economic
times. The need is great and this summer we plan
to explore grant opportunities through government agencies and private
have come this far in our efforts largely through the moral and financial
support of friends who share our vision and value the model William's life
and work have given us. Several benefactors have demonstrated epic generosity
with gifts of $10,000. Many others have contributed
to the Foundation. All gifts large or small are greatly
appreciated, give heart and help keep the flame of artistic camaraderie
burning at the Meredith Center. After very careful scrutiny by the IRS,
we have been accorded 501.c3 status as a tax-exempt, public charity so
anything you may wish to contribute is
fully tax deductible. Please join the Friends of the Foundation listed
below who have made a "real
commitment" to our work. Thank you so much.
Checks can be sent to:
The William Meredith Foundation, Inc.
337 Kitemaug Road
Uncasville, Ct. 06382
For Detailed Descriptions of the following programs please
see Future Projects and
Operation Expenses for 2009: $ 56,300
Returning to Ithaca: Reflections of War and Military Service.
Meredith fellowships for two artists in 2010 (two month visits with
stipend and transportation allowance at $6,000 each)
POETRY READINGS IN THE SCHOOLS AND SENIOR CENTERS
WILLIAM MEREDITH ARTS FESTIVALS
A day-long celebration of William Meredith's life and work at several universities
Krum Arch $17,700
Guardian Angel $11,200
First Book Competition and Publication
Maintenance of "Riverrun," William Meredith's home which houses the William
Meredith Center for the arts
Construction of a two-bedroom, two-bath annex to house artists and provide
studio space. "Meredith House" will also enable us to expand the library
and provide for storage and display of Meredith archival materials (See
sketches under Residency Program)
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS: $526,076
A PARTIAL LIST OF "GOLD STAR" FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION:
Charles Timberlake, Douglas Casey, Doris Carlson, Bill Barrett, Margaret
Williams, Sharon Tripp Griffis,The Brennan Family, Robert and Ellen Storck,
Robert Barrows, William and Loretta Cobb, Rita Dawley,Tucker and Roberta
Hill, Love, Tucker and Robbie Hill, Mimi, David Lowenherz, Ray and Judith
Cole, Fred and Anna Van Aken, And many other anonymous donors.
A very special thank you to Jackie Bagwell and Tania Tyler who have given
so much of their time by volunteering their valuable services.