All of us at generative somatics (gs) feel incredibly grateful --
In 2017, gs community members contributed a wide range of resources to gs - time, energy, skills, wisdom, spirit, partnership and... money! Below, w
e've written a special thank you to the 465 of you who donated to gs in 2017.
In 2018, we will continue to develop our commitment to building resources for gs in ways that align with our organizational values, mission, and vision. We will build the leadership of gs students, teachers, and other community members in this work. We will deepen and build meaningful relationships with current and potential gs donors and funders.
We're excited to announce several opportunities to get involved:
Staci K. Haines
Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy (TLP)
gs is partnering with the Ford Foundation to offer t
embodied leadership program for leaders (staff, board, trustees, etc) in the funding world. Participants will connect with deeper purpose and build visions for our lives and work.
TLP will offer funders an opportunity to
build relationships across organization, and be in conversation and practice with one another about the particular challenges facing leaders in philanthropy in this political era. Find out more about TLP here.
Embodiment for Major Donors: Zoom Series
this political era, it is a challenge to figure out how all of us can make our most powerful contribution to resist oppression and work for change. We often hear from those with the ability to contribute significant financial resources to social and environmental justice movements that they want to be bolder in their leadership and giving, but don't know how or don't feel like they can. Participants in this Zoom series will be supported to navigate their role as major donors and grow their capacity to show up as donors in embodied, values-aligned, loving, rigorous and accountable ways. This Zoom (phone/video) series will be designed for owning class people, and will be open to participants from all class backgrounds
Find out more here.
Get Centered: Grassroots Fundraising Program
gs is a commitment to building resources for gs in ways that align with our organizational values, mission and vision. By the end of 2018, gs aims to raise $400,000 in contributions from 500 or more individual donors. To get there, we're inviting gs students, teachers, practitioners, partners, donors, funders and friends to practice embodied donor organizing. In July-August, participants will be invited on to two Zoom calls that will offer political education, skills building, and somatic practice related to embodied donor organizing. In September, participants will be supported to practice grassroots fundraising in support of gs.
Find out more
The gs community
donated over $330,000 ($100K more than in 2016)
gs community members donated t
(150 more than in 2016).
gs community members are part of Team Resilience!
Thank you for sustaining gs by donating on a monthly or quarterly basis. Still want to join? Click here!
gs community members joined Team Alliance
! Thank you for allying with gs and helping this work grow by donating $500 or more.
gs community members joined the gs Major Donor Team!
Thank you for contributing $5,000 or more and playing a key role in grounding gs as we move toward implementation of our Strategic Priorities.
gs community members joined our new Mainspring Donor Circle!
Thank you for contributing $25,000 or above
, every year for 3 years. The Mainspring Donor Circle is playing a fundamental and powerful role in moving gs to the next level, so we can truly meet the need for our work.
gs community members took leadership in our Transformative Fundraising Program (TFP) and Get Centered fundraising efforts and we collectively raised over $100K! Thank you: adrienne maree brown, Alvina Wong, Becca Krantz, Belia Saavedra, Ben Fuller-Googins, Bhavana Nancherla, Brooke Stepp, Casey Llewellyn, Charmaine Lang, Cindy Eigler, Danielle Feris, David Treleaven, Dean Spade, Dove Kent, Helen Stillman, Holiday Simmons, Jasmine Timmons, Jess St. Louis, Justin King, Liz Bruno, Lorraine DeGuzman, Mahfam Malek, Molly Cho, Natalie Ortega, Sam Jung, Sarah Abbott, Spenta Kandawalla, Staci K. Haines, Sutapa Balaji, Tara Brown, Torie White, Trilce Santana, Tyler Mayo, and Vassilisa Johri. Interested in getting involved in 2018 - find out more here!
Huge impact --
- Donations allow gs to make programs accessible to innovative movement leaders; to poor and working class communities and communities of color; and to choose partnerships based on alignment with our values and strategy, not on financial capacity.
- Donations support gs to build the strong and sustainable organization we need to meet the expressed desire for our work in social and environmental justice movements, and to fully implement our 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities.
- And, finally, contributions from individuals give gs capacity to go beyond our traditional programming, to take risks, experiment, and innovate -- further developing theory and practice for the integration of embodied leadership, trauma healing, political education and community organizing.
This is a partial list of
individual donors & institutional funders
who contributed to gs in 2017 -
Aaliya Zaveri | Abby Levine | Abby Lee Weintraub | Abe Kleinfeld | Abraham Lateiner^ | Ada McMahon | Adam Forest^ | Adrian Klaphaak^ | Adrienne Maree Brown*^ˠ | AJ Pape* | Aleksei Wagner | Alex Tom | Alexander Weissman | Alice Tse | Alisa Boyd | Alison Lin | Alison Easter | Alissa Hauser | Allison Julien | Alta Star*^ | Alvina Wong* | Amanda Ream | Amanda Leipold | Amelie Ratliff*^ | Amy Ramaswami | Amy Mandel | Amy Faulring | Amy Larimer and | Drew Krafcik | Angela Lee | Angela Marchant | The Angell Foundation | Angella Bellota* | Angus Maguire | Anna Roberts | Anna Grant | Anne Forbes | Annelisa Luong | Anonymous (20) | Anthony Rella | Anya Rous | Ariane Eigler | Ashley Bauman | Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) | Astrid Koltu | Avi Cummings | Avital Schlesinger | Barbara Breitman | Barbara Davis | Barbara Ostrander^ | Becca Meredith* | Belia Saavedra*ˠ | Belinda Perez | Ben Fuller-Googins*^ˠ | Benjamin Schick | Bernadine & Andrea Mellis | Beth Carr | Betsy Edasery | Bev Wann | Bhavana Nancherla*ˠ | Bidisha Banerjee^ | Bilha Mirkin | Billy Strean | Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity (BOLD) | Bob and Laurel Davis-Mayo^ | Bobbi | Breitman | Bonney Hartley | Bonnie Keast^ | Bradley Googins | Breda Perme | Briana Herman-Brand* | Bridge Joyce | Bridget Brehen* | Britt Selvitelle^ | Brooke Stepp*^ˠ | C Lee | C Genevieve Hicks | Cadelba Lomeli-Loibl | Calvin Burnap | Camy Matthay | Carol Francois | Casey Llewellyn*^^ˠ | Catherine Hernandez | Cathy Kunkel | Cathy Carr | Chan Jung | Chandan Reddy | Charles Masten | Charles HIcks^ | Charmaine Langˠ | Chris Lymbertos*^ | Chrissy Etienne | Christine Milovani | Christine Marion | Christopher Abbott | Cindy Murphy | Cindy Lutenbacher | Cindy Thompson Lawrence | Cindy Eigler*^ˠ | Clare Huntington | Clare Bayard*^ | Clay Smith* | Colleen Fitzsimons | Cyrus Kandawalla | Danielle M. Feris*^ˠ | Dara Silverman* | David Imhoff | David Krantz^ | David Yadegar | David Rechtschaffen | David Treleaven*^ˠ | Dean Spadeˠ | Debra Hopkins | Denise Lee | Devon de Leña | Diana Verhalen* | Diana Lara* | Diana and Mark Abbott^ | Diane Aranda* | Dianne Rankin | Dina Greene | Dona Hirschfield-White* | Donaji Lona* | Donna Winter | Donna Jones | Donna & Paul Davis | Doug and Kathy Silsbee | Dove Kent & Theo Luebke^^ˠ | Dulce Garcia | Durinda Gouley | Edmund Lee | Eigler Family Foundation | Eileen Bruno | Elissa Sloan Perry | Elissa Martel | Ellen Zucker | Elliot Sweet | Elspeth Gilmore^^ | Emil Paddison | Emily Blessing | Emily Lee | Erik Woodhouse | Erika O'Bannon*^ | Erika Leaf^ | Esperanza Martinez | Everette Thompson* | Fayza Bundalli* | Gail Stanley* | Genevieve Wallace Gesine Wenzel^ | Gigi Luke | Gillian Chaudhuri | Glen Jermyn Andag | Govinda Bader | Govinda Bader | Grant Williams | Hallie Boas* | Hannah Haley | Heather Kay^^ | Heidi Braun | Helen Kim | Helen Stillman^^ˠ | Hez Wollin | Hidden Leaf Foundation | Hilary Moore* | Hillary Ronen | Holiday Simmons*ˠ | Holly Fetter | Hong K Tang | Hyejin Shim | Ileana Mendez-Penate* | Isabelle Moses | Jackie Care | Jaime-Jin Lewis | James Wells | James Schaffer^ | Janey Skinner | Jasmine Fleenor | Jasmine Timmonsˠ | Javi Bird | Jay Conui | Jay Lee | Jen Marlowe | Jen Burton | Jennifer Jacyszyn | Jennifer Frickey | Jennifer Ianniello*^ | Jennifer Toles* | Jenny Levine-Smith | Jenny warburg | Jerry Sinnamon* | Jess St. Louis*ˠ | Jesse Estrin*^ | Jessica Myers | Jessica Rosenberg | Jessica Arevalo-Hillen | Jessica Dame Carroll | Jill Shenker* | Jing Jing He | Jo Ann Prompongsatorn | Joanna Ware | Joanne Park | Jodie Tonita*^ | John Stein | Jonah Daniels* | Jonathan Tarleton | Jonathan Weisblatt | Joni Podschun | Julian Marszalek | Justine Oller* | Jyotswaroop Bawa | Karen Jerding | Karen Milstein* | Karen Geiger | Karen Christianson^ | Kat Beyer | Kate Bradfield | Katelyn Stickel* | Kathleen Milroy | Kathleen Loehr & Kevin Coray^^ | Katie Schaffer | Katina Bishop* | Kay Lee | Kelly Dungan | Kelly Shindell DeLacey | Kelly Dungan | Kemi Role* | Kendra Johnson | Kendra Klein* | Kindling Fund (Donor Advised Fund of North Star Fund)^^ | Kira Story | Kira Banks* | Krista Hanson & Burke Stansbury | Kristie Ford | Kristin Sgroi | Kristine Kopchik | Kusum Crimmel | Kwajelyn Jackson | Lanese Martin | Lara Barth^ | Laura Kramer | Laura Selesky* | Lauren Gogolen | Lauren Fine | Lauren Liu | Lauren Veasey | Lauren Grillo | Lauren Johnson | Laurette Bachmann | Lavone Bryan | Layla Cooper* | Leah Jo Carnine | LeAnne Moss* | Leigh Carroll | Lewis Wallace | Lila Sarene | Lisa Gimbel | Lisa Thomas-Adeyemo* | Liu Hoi-Man* | Liz Bruno*ˠ | Lizzie Busch | Lopa Banerjee | Lorelei Williams | Lori Waters | Lori Goldman | Lorraine Deguzman*ˠ | Lorraine Clemms | Lou Novak | Lowell Waters Brook^ | Mabel Tsang | Maegan Marin | Mahfam Malek*ˠ | Malcolm Uno | Malkia Cyril* | Mandy Groves | Manuel Feris | Marc Mazique | Marc Bartolome | Margaret Jackson | Margot Seigle^^ | Marielena Hincapie* | Mario Trigueros | Marion Lipshutz | Marsha Feris | Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner^ | Mary Kay Haines* | Maziar Malek | Mei-ying Williams | Mia Divecha | Michael Lyon | Michael Danzansky | Michael Gast* | Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan* | Mik Moore | Molly Martin | Molly Cho*ˠ | Molly Reno^ | Monisha Kapila | Morgan Bassichis* | Murphy Stack* | Naa Hammond* | Nadav David | Najla Gomez | Natalie Ortega*ˠ | Nathaniel Shara*^ | Nazbah Tom*ˠ | Nick Fuller Googins | Nicole Wires | Nilbia Coyote | Nitika Raj | Noa Grayevsky* | NoVo Foundation | Oliver Cannell | Owen Karcher | Owen Dockham | Pamela Weiss | Paola Laird*^ | Patricia Kent | Patrick Brown | Patty Murray | Paul Kivel | Paul Bishop* | Paul Insel^ | Peggy Birk*^ | Penelope Baldado | Peter Maynard | Phil and Brooke Hallstein and Beazley | Pia Rivera | Piya Banerjee* | Purvi Shah | Rachel Meketon | Rachel Plotkin | Rachel Gelman^^ | Rayona Sharpnack*^ | Rebecca Hom | Rebecca Fundis* | Rebecca Bernhardt | Rebecca S. Krantz & Donald B. Katz
^^ˠ | Progressive Change Fund | Rebecka Tilsen | Reed Jordan | Renae Widdison | Richard Strozzi Heckler^ | Rick Snyder^ | Ridgely Fuller | Rita Molestina* | RJ Maccani* | Roan Coughtry | Robin Ellis* | Roselyn Kay | Roshani Kandawalla | Ryan Phillips | Ryan Treleaven | Ryan Pryor* | Sabeen Shaiq* | Sabine Bernards | Sachi Feris | Sam Jung*ˠ | Sam Vinal^ | Sanjay Garla | Sarah Meng | Sarah Chung | Sarah Insel^ | Sarah Abbott^ˠ | Sarah Watts | Scott Sellers | Scott Winn | Scott Curtin | Seema Golestneh | Sendolo Diaminah* | Sethu Nair | Shaira Daya | Shandra Bernath-Plaisted^ | Shaundra Cunningham | Sheena Singh | Shelley Goldman | Shina Robinson | R. Sonia Alexander | Spenta Kandawalla*^ˠ | Stacey Prince | Staci K. Haines*^ˠ | Stacie Chun* | Stacy Kono | Stacy McCarthy | Stan Stone | Stephanie Savell | Steve Seto | Steve Han | Steven Deheeger* | Stosh Cotler^ | Sue Kuyper*^ | Sumitra Rajkumar*^ | Susan Rubio | Susan Duggan | Susan Koppelman^^ | Sutapa Balaji*ˠ | Tabitha Thomas | Tanya Bua | Tara Brown^^ˠ | Taylor Rechtschaffen | Terezia Orosz* | Thomas Assefa*^ | Tina Bartolome* | Tom McSteen | Tori Wakefield | Torie White*ˠ | Trilce Santana*ˠ | Tyler Mayo*ˠ | Vassilisa Johri*^ˠ | Veryan Thompson | Vivek Bharathan* | Vivian Huang | Wai Yee Poon | Wayne Yang | Wendy Haines | Wendy Somerson* | Whitney Richards-Calathes | Willa Conway^^ | Xochitl Bervera* | Yashna Padamsee* | Yolanda Hippensteele & Dave Chiu | Yonchu Jenkins | Yotam Marom | Zach Postone | Zakir Parpia | Zanetta Byers-Harris | Zeph Fishlyn^
*Team Resilience - donors who sustain gs by giving monthly or quarterly.
^Team Alliance - donors who help grow gs by giving $500 or above.
^^Major Donor Team & Mainspring Donor Circle - donors who help create a foundation of stability for gs and bring our impact to the next level by giving $5K or above, and $25K or above respectively.
ˠ 2017 gs Transformative Fundraising Team and Get Centered fundraisers.