Coming Out of Anonymity – Richard Engel on Giving Back
This fall, we are pleased to announce that our Anonymous Donor has come forward and revealed his identity. Let us now highlight, recognize, and acknowledge the ongoing and inspiring support given by Rick Engel, our (formerly) Anonymous Donor!
Rick has supported this organization over the years, not only by donating significantly, but by volunteering, advising, and inspiring others to give as well. In fact, it is for this reason that Rick has come forward to reveal that he was in fact our Anonymous Donor. It is his hope that you will join him in contributing to West Windsor Arts and discover the personal joy that is gained by ensuring that a beloved community resource will continue to be available to all.
In honor of Rick Engel’s generosity, we invite you to further support the accomplishments and future goals of West Windsor Arts. Some of these include:
- Collaborating with community service organizations to support social justice efforts through the arts, such as our annual MLK Day of Service.
- Expanding community engagement through public art projects, like the mARTian Project.
- Being a safe space for expression where art is for everyone.
Now through December 31, 2022 every dollar you donate will be matched by Rick Engel, up to $10,000!
Wonderful Ways to support the West Windsor Arts Council
Here are four easy ways to support West Windsor Arts Council programming, exhibitions and operations:
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GIFTS IN HONOR
You may wish to make a donation in honor of someone who has touched your life. Whether this person is a family member, community leader, or special friend, your gift will honor their contributions to the community by supporting this community resource. Your gift will be acknowledged to the person or their family and will be noted in our recognition efforts. Just include the information on your donation form. Make a gift in honor HERE.
Many corporations will match their employee’s contributions to non-profits if you notify them of your donation. By doing this, your company’s generosity can in turn increase the impact of your donation to the West Windsor Arts Council dollar for dollar. Some examples of companies with matching gift programs include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The process is quick and easy. Please contact us with any questions. WWAC’s EIN # is 03-0494648.
Reach an active and engaged audience by sponsoring a program or event at West Windsor Arts Council! Sponsors of WWAC events receive recognition in all event-related marketing materials, and with it opportunities to grow new clients for your business. Your support through sponsorships builds healthy connections in the community and allows the West Windsor Arts Council to continue to provide quality arts programming for all. Contact Aylin Green, Executive Director, at 609.716.1931 to talk about a sponsorship package that works for your business.
On April 23, 2019 Priscilla passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. Our deepest condolences go to her family and wide circle of friends. We are deeply honored to have worked with Priscilla and benefited from her generous spirit. Her daughters, Alisa and Carin Algava wrote a beautiful obituary that truly captures her “see-beauty-everywhere light and love.”
Priscilla taught us the joy that comes from creating and sharing through her encouraging and supportive spirit. We marveled at how painting remained a meditative and healing practice as she battled cancer. Through this initiative, we are able to perpetuate her legacy by launching the Priscilla Snow Algava Scholarship Fund to enable anyone who wishes to pursue art classes at the West Windsor Arts Council to do so despite any financial obstacles. The Priscilla Snow Algava Fund has been established by former student Sherri Andrews. Please make a tax-deductible donation today!
It’s no secret that children come alive when they work in the arts. Imaginations spark and developing minds thrive. In fact, studies show that high engagement in the arts leads to increased academic achievement, better attendance in school, increased motivation, and higher levels of community engagement.
A donation of $400 will support one week of camp, $200 will cover the cost of most classes. But, do feel free to donate any amount and we’ll be sure to put it to good use. Over the past 3 years, donations to our scholarship program have allowed us to provide over 25 classes and camps to 17 people.
Our staff chooses applicants based on financial need, interest in arts participation, and willingness to contribute toward their child’s success in the program. At times, we may also provide lunches, extended day care, or a travel stipend to our scholarship recipients. Many children are referred to us by family members, teachers, or social workers. Please help us continue this valuable program by donating today!
2021-2022 Donor Honor Roll
The annual Honor Roll of Donors recognizes the generosity of those who have supported West Windsor Arts. As you read through the list, you will recognize many familiar names and some new friends who enable us to provide classes, camps, exhibits and activities that benefit community members of all ages. We thank each and every one of our donors.
Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes do occur. If your name was inadvertently omitted or misspelled, please let us know by calling 609-716-1931 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Luminary $10,000 and over
New Jersey Cultural Trust
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Carol E. Hoffman
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in Hamilton
Chris and Mikel Cirkus
Kathryn Stokel and Peter Ligeti – Aurora Fund
Punit Hemant Marathe
Sashi Sreekanth and Sreekanth Kumar
Somia and Vijay Aluwalia
Jyotika Bahree and Avinash Agarwal
Dr. Thomas Chiola
Ilene Dube and Mark Schlawin
Antonina and Eduardo Garcia
Doreen and Richard Garelick
Elizabeth and Robert Garver
Elane Gutterman, Phd
Kaveri and Jayant Kalawar
Margaret Kalvar and Michael Bushnell
Susanne and Norman McNatt
Karen Yee and Andrew Werth
Bergamot Asset Management
Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete
Mercadien Consulting, LLC
Smile Society General Dentistry PC
Karen Cohen Bacharach
Helen and Art Bobrove
Susan and Alan Cohen
Maureen Connolly and Andrew Hersh
Joan and Richard Druckman
Kristin and John Epstein
Neha and Jeffrey Fernandez
Marci and Jeffrey Gelb
Sylvia and Peter Golden
Heidi Kleinman and Ted Ross
Kristy and George Kyriakopolous
Kirsten Sanford and Peter Miller
Tamerra and James Moeller
Susan and David Parris
Ruth and Michael Potts
Karen and Mirko Schoenitz
Holly and Richard Singer-Eland
Cristina Medeiros and Jeffrey Tryon
Jen Ping Wang
Ching T Watson
Ananta Creative Group
Admirer Up to $99
Stephanie Abdel-Malak, Anabis Acevedo Irizarry, Julie Adachi, Brigitte Aflalo Calderon, Ishita Agarwal, Gita Aggarwal, Priya Airen, Aziza Akhatova, Keri Aksman, James Aleski, Mary Victoria Algeri, Renee Altman, Kathryn Amon, Gargi Anand, Nomeda Aniukstis, Tracy G. Anthony, Jennifer Anzek, Blair Apgar, Ruth Arabatzis, Ulrike and Volker Arendt, Meta Arnold, Maedeh Asadzadeh, Harjeet K. Ashta, Divvya H Atrii, Shalini Attaluri, Chaitanya Attaluri, Daniel Aubrey, Linda Axelrod, Kavya Badlani, Manjul Bajaj, Jessica Bamrick, Sounak Banerji, Pooja Bansal, Anshu Basu, Alison Beecroft, Karen Belton, Paget Berger, Rajni Beri, Aparna Bhalivade, Anju Bhasin, Sandra Bierman, Manveen Bindra, John Bing, Randy Bishop, Arnab Biswas, Jaysree Boland, Ana Boltik, Bhaskar Borah, Charu Bountra, Susan R Weintraub and Michael Bramnick, Jessica and Peter Braynor, Michelle Brennan, Stacey Brinkman, Karen L Brodsky, Joanne Burns, Kristin Cabral, Judith Caccavale, Robert H. Cagan, Jennifer Campbell, Chuck Capehart, Eilleen Cardone, Kristina Chadwick, Shivali Chandhok, Shilpa Chandra, Gloria Chappell, Emmanuelle Chautard, Veronica Chen, Sandra Chen, Priyanka Chettri, Michael Chi Suen, Nikita Choksi, Shikha Chowdhury, Daniel Christel, Phyllis Church, Alice Clayton, Heather Coiro, Meghan Colarusso, Maria Connolly, Fabrice Covelli, Amy Craig and Chris Hefele, Christine Crane, Amelia Cronin, Natalie Czarnecki, Jasmine and Sunil Dadlani, Leslie Daise, Rorry Daniels, Suparna Das, Shweta Dasani, Carissa Davis , Gloria J Davis, Susanne Davis, Tammy Dawkins, Charli Decker, John Deitz, Mathi Deiva, Vasco “Bumper” DeJesus, Colleen Dell, Seda Demirbilek, Nancy Demme, Sharon DeNise, Anne-Marie Derouault, James DeSalvo, Sonali Deshpande, Brenda CortezDeverell and Mike Deverell, Tarvinder Dhingra, Judith Diamond, Lindsay Diehl, Angela Castano Diez and Jose DiezRico, Christina DiLiberto-Buls, Denise Dmochowski, Magda Dodd, Sabrina Doerrer, Ed Dreby, Noreen Duncan, Adria J Dwyer, Deborah Eater, Lisa Eber, Lalie Egbert, Kiruthika Elamparuthi, Nassie Elzoghby, Deniz Erdemir Lee, Beverly Eskra, Lace Essl, Sheliy Ewalt, Genevieve Fadayoni, Jayme and Dan Fahrer, Amy Faucera, Caroline Feiveson, Janet Felton, Louisa Ferber, Jane Fetter, Vanessa Figaro, Virginia Finley, Kathleen Finn, Carlo F Fiorentini, Nicole Fischer, Kate Fisher, Jennifer Fletcher, Boyong Flynn, Gary David Fournier, Hanna Fox, Leigh Anne Francis, Barbra Freeman, Susan Friedland, Amruta Gadre, Sonia Gaitan, Priti Gala, Stephen R Gale, Eileen Galton, Sara Gardiner, Shirali Gavaghan, Julie Gawlik, Sindhu George, Elizabeth George-Cheniara, Hina Ghory, Hina Zafar Ghory, Suchira Ghosh, Tapodipta Ghosh, Deepshikha Ghosh, LeeAnn Glozman, Gunjan Gogia, Linda Goldberg, Joseph Goldfedder, Isabelle Goldman, Cecelia Goldschmidt, Cindy Gordon, Monica Grabowski, Diana Gravitch, Kaija Greenberg, Peggy Gromenthal, Abby Gross, Adriana Groza, Levi Guerrero, Nataliya Guillot, Simin Gul, Malathi Gundapuneni, Spriha Gupta, Kiki Hagemann, Katherine Haines-Bornheimer, Laura Halderman, Kat Hamilton, Edward Hanratty, Marcia Hanratty, Barry M Hantman, Patricia Hardigree, Ronah Harris, Tina Harwani, D.J. 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West Windsor Arts Council Program & Fundraiser Sponsors
We are grateful for the support of the following individuals and businesses who have sponsored specific programs that support the West Windsor Arts Council’s mission to transform the world around us through art. Thank you!