On July 14, 2019, I will turn 40.
Statistically speaking, it may be the middle of my lifespan,
so I intend to celebrate with passion and purpose.
That’s why I’m raising $40,000 to give away in my 40th year of life.
I believe that actions speak louder than words, and I’ve spent most of my life TALKING about giving generously, but not ACTING on it. I’ve let my financial status, family situations, life circumstances, and a host of doubts hold me back from doing something this big. And even though I’ve committed to spending this year working for causes I believe in, I am still SCARED OUT OF MY MIND!
So I can’t do this alone.
If you’ve also had a heart to give, but didn’t know where to start - join me! I’ve got 8 incredible organizations that I’m supporting this year, and I believe that one of them will inspire you. I’m gathering a community to help me invest in -
ARTISTS | PEACEMAKERS | FREEDOM FIGHTERS | WOMEN
Women come to Tandem to receive support, education, and community as they raise their children against the odds. Join me in serving moms (and their kids) in crisis by giving to Tandem here.
A collaborative ensemble of artists across disciplines who create original, moving works to tell our stories. Join me in supporting the arts by giving to Sandbox here.
Giving away photographs to celebrate life. Join me in honoring the dignity of people across the world by giving to Print the Love here.
check out the full list of supported organizations below!
Want to get involved?
YES! What’s the easiest way I can give?
Give at any of the links I’ve listed above (those will take you directly to pages I’ve created to track my fundraisers). Or Donate now through InLieu. InLieu is a giving app that lets you give to a non-profit “in lieu” of giving me a birthday gift! When you click the link, you will be taken to InLieu’s homepage, where you can download the app. It should automatically direct you to my 40for40 Event that I’ve created, where you will see a list of these organizations and can choose which one to give to in my name. Unlike other giving apps, InLieu only takes $1 no matter how much you give! It will also help me track how much money I am raising.
YES! I want to throw you a birthday party!
Hey, thanks. :-) If you get excited about hosting parties for people you love and want to combine that party with a purpose, then this option is for you! Consider choosing one of these organizations and planning a party theme around it. Ask guests to give a donation, then show up and have a good time celebrating the impact you are making. Contact me to chat more about this!
Note the party can be anytime in my 40th year, and I would love to FaceTime or Skype to say thank you to your guests!
YES! I Want to join your fundraising team!
In the spirit of community, I have created teams to help reach my fundraising goals for Imani Collective, RestoreNYC, and Dressember. By joining my team, you help break a BIG goal into smaller ones! Each team member commits to sharing our cause for one month in whatever ways we like.
YES! I want to be a matching donor!
Fundraising always kicks into high gear when people know their contributions will be matched, so I am looking for a generous donor willing to match up to $5,000 or $10,000. Contact me to chat more about this!
Yes! I’ve got my own ideas!
One of my favorite things is co-creating something new! If you are inspired by what I’m doing and have ideas of how to partner with me, please reach out and let’s have a conversation!