All of us at generative somatics (gs) feel incredibly grateful.
In 2018, 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 400+ people who donated to gs.
We look forward to continuing to develop our organizational practice of Transformative Resourcing. A big part of that will be to build and deepen our relationships with current and potential gs donors and funders (many of YOU!). Here are some opportunities to connect with this work:
- Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy (TLP): In 2019, gs and the Ford Foundation are again partnering to offer TLP to Ford Foundation staff members, along with leadership (board, staff, and members) from other foundations and funder networks, as well as those who identify as major donors. Find out more here. Apply by March 15th.
- Embodied Donor Organizers: We will continue to resource gs in ways that align with our organizational values, strategy and vision. There will be opportunities to build your own leadership in this work. Please contact us to express interest and find out more.
Please also check out our courses with upcoming deadlines:
With deep appreciation,
Staci K. Haines
The gs community
donated over $380,000 ($50K more than in 2017)
gs community members donated t
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 Get Centered grassroots fundraising program and other fundraising efforts! Thank you: Aleta Alston Toure', Amanda Ream, Becca Meredith, Bhavana Nancherla, Chris Lymbertos, Cindy Eigler, Danielle Feris, Devon de Leña, Donaji Lona, Elisabeth Long, Hilary Moore, Ileana Mendez-Penate, Jen Skees, Jennie Goldfarb, Joni Podschun, Justine Oller, KC Ho, Lauren Davis, Lia Bentley, Liz Bruno, Lorraine DeGuzman, Mahfam Malek, Mel Meder, Natalie Ortega, Nazbah Tom, Saima Husain, Sara Spriggs, Sarah Abbott, Sarah Patterson, Staci K. Haines, Sutapa Balaji, Tara Brown, Torie White, Vassilisa Johri, Willa Conway, Yashna Padamsee and Zhayra Palma. Interested in getting involved in 2019 - be in touch!
Important impact --
- Find out more about the impact of your contributions in 2018. Check out this written overview or watch our year-end video.
- 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.
- Contributions from individuals give gs capacity to take risks, experiment, and innovate -- further developing theory and practice for the integration of embodied leadership, trauma healing, political education and community organizing.
- And finally, especially in 2019, 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 Strategic Priorities.
This is a partial list of
individual donors & institutional funders
who contributed to gs in 2018 -
Adam Forest^ | Adam Roberts^ | Adele James | Agatha Rupniewski | Ahmed Husain | AJ Pape* | Alejandra Cano | Aleta Alston Toureˠ | Alex Miller | Alex Tom | Alexander Greene | Alison Easter | Alvina Wong* | Alyssa H | Alyza Jehangir | Amanda Aguilar Shank* | Amanda Leipold | Amanda Ream*ˠ | Amelie Ratliff*^ | Amy Conway^ | Amy Faulring | Amy Ramaswami | Amy Stickles-Wynen | Ana & Robert Eigler | Andrea Pien* | Andy Coco | Angela Brown | Angela Marchant | Angella Bellota* | Angell Foundation | Ani Sanyal | Ann Muno | Anna Gennari | Annie Menzel | Anonymous^^ | Anonymous^ (2) | Anonymous (20) | Anthony Rella | Anurita Mittra | April Aiyewunmi | Ariane Eigler | Asha Dane'el* | Ashok Chandwaney^ | Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) | Audrey Massmann | Babatunde Azubuike* | Becca Meredithˠ | Belia Saavedra* | Ben Fuller-Googins*^ | Beth Godbee | Bhavana Nancherla*ˠ | Bidisha Banerjee^ | Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity (BOLD) | Bonnie Keast^ | Briana Herman-Brand* | Bridget Brehen* | Brooke Beazley and Phil Halstein | Brooke Stepp*^ | Caitlin Dunklee | Cara Tratner | Carissa Knipe | Carrie Brunk* | Casey Llewellyn^ | Cat Perez | Catherine Jampel^ | Cathy Carr | Charmaine Lang | Chris Long | Chris Lymbertos*ˠ | Christopher Huang | Cindy Eigler*^ˠ | Cindy Murphy | Clare Bayard | Clay Smith* | Clemmy Brown^ | The Columbus Foundation | Corinne Guest | Courtney Mathis | Cris Mulvey^ | Cristina Terrazas-Moreno | Cynthia Lin | Daniel Carrillo* | Daniela Papi | Danielle Feris*^ˠ | Dara Silverman*^ | David Treleaven* | David Chiu and Yolanda Hippensteele^ | David Imhoff | David Roswell and Maggie Heraty^^ | Dawn Matlak | Day Host-Jablonski | Deana Zabaldo | Deanna Hollas | Deborah Erdman^^ | Deven Shah | Devon de Leñaˠ | Diana and Mark Abbott^ | Diana Lara* | Diana Verhalen* | Ditra Edwards | Dona Hirschfield-White* | Donaji Lonaˠ | Dora C | Dorothy Craft Evans | Doug Miller | Dove Kent and Theo Luebke^ | Sojourn Wellness^ | Eden Trenor | Eileen Bruno^ | Eliana Rubin | Elisabeth Long*ˠ | Elise White | Ellen Zucker^ | Ellen Brotsky | Elspeth Gilmore^^ | Emily Paddison* | Environmentalism Through Inspiration & Non-Violent Action (ETINA)^^ | Erika Leaf | Esperanza Martinez | Ethel Reines | Eva Schulte | Everette Thompson* | Fayza Bundalli* | Finn Bell* | Gabriel Martinez | Gail Claspell | Gail Stanley* | Gaurav Jashnani | General Service Foundation | Gesine Wenzel^ | Gillian Chaudhuri | Gitanjali Singh | Gloria Esteva | Grace Kredell | Gregory Flores | H Kawai | Hallie Boas* | Hanako Franz | Heather Becerra | Heather M. Kaye^^ | Heidi Braun | Helen Kim | Helen Stillman^^ | Hidden Leaf Foundation | Hilary Moore*ˠ | Holly Taylor | Ilan Penson | Ileana Mendez-Penate*ˠ | Jabari Jones | Jacqueline Adagun | James Morris Schaffer^ | Jane Barber | Janie Johnson | Jay Tzvia Helfand | JB Bath | Jean Schneider | Jennie Edwards | Jennie Goldfarb*ˠ | Jennifer Ianniello*^ | Jennifer Soriano | Jennifer Wenz* | Jerry Sinnamon* | Jess St. Louis* | Jesse Estrin*^^ | Jessica Rosenberg | Jessica Conway ^ | Jessica Arevalo-Hillen | Jessica Dame Carroll | Jessica Wells | Jessy Needham | Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) | Jinthana Haritaworn | Jo Ann Prompongsatorn* | Jodie Tonita* | John McConnell | John Philo | Jona Schuman | Jonah Aline Daniel* | Jonathan Contreras | Jonathan Yee | Joni Podschun*ˠ | Judy Delena | Juli Rees | Julia Eddy & Jenna Umbriac | Julianna Sikes* | Julie Neitzel | Julie Quiroz | Justine Oller*ˠ | Justinew Andronici | Kaitlin Noss* | Karen Dimanche | Karen Jerding | Karen Milstein | Kathryn Beyer^ | Kate Poole^ | Kate Welsh | Kate Werning* | Katelyn Song * | Kathleen Loehr and Kevin Coray^^ | Katina Bishop* | Katrina Pestano | KC Hoˠ | Kelsie Morschauser | Kelty Carew | Kemi Role* | Kimberly Stemp | Kindling Fund^^ | Kira Banks* | Kitzia Esteva-Martinez | Kristen Peck | Kristine Kopchik | Kusum Crimmel*^ | Kyana Young | Lai Wa Wu | Laina Mercer | Lamia Gibson | Lanese Martin | Lara Barth* | Laura Coelho | Laura Selesky* | Laura Stein | Laurel Carangelo | Lauren Davisˠ | Lauren Merin | Lauren Taylor | Laurie and Dan Seidel | Layla Welborn* | Leah Jo Carnine | LeAnne Moss | Lesley Garrett | Leticia Arce* | Lia Bentleyˠ | Lindsey Chen* | Lindsey Boettinger | Lisa Chen | Lisa Morrison* | Lisa Parks* | Lisa Thackeray | Liu Hoi-Man*^ | Liz Bruno*ˠ | Lois Cottrell | Lois Fine | Lori Waters | Lorraine DeGuzman*ˠ | Lorraine Hansen | Lowell Waters Brook^ | Luz Elen Henao | Lydia Arellano | Lydia Chouinard | Maggie Thompson | Mahfam Malek*ˠ | Makambe Simamba | Malkia Cyril* | Manuela Paul | Margot Seigle^^ | Maria Ibarra-Frayre | Maria Thomas | Marielena Hincapie* | Marilou Chanrasmi* | Marisa Hackett | Marsha Feris | Mary Byrnes | Mary Joan | Mary Kay Haines* | Maryam Gunja | Masha Serdyukova^ | Matias Pelenur | Maya Suess | Maziar Malek | Megan Laws | Mei-ying Williams* | Mel Mederˠ | Melanie Atendido | Mely Mel | Mia Amir | Michael Gast* | Michael Lyon | Michael Novak | Michelle and Marc Mascarenhas-Swan | Mick Jerding | MiJin Han | Miya Yoshitani | Molly McShane | Molly Reno and Saunterre Irish^ | Molly Iris | Montebello Family Fund | Morgan Bassichis* | Murphy Stack* | Naa Hammond* | Natalie Ortega*ˠ | Nathaniel Shara*^ | Nazbah Tom*ˠ | Nicole Bauman | Nitika Raj | Noa Grayevsky*^ | Noelle Morschauser | NoVo Foundation | Open Society Foundations | Pam Nice | Paola Laird* | Paul Kivel | Paul Luebke & Frances Lynn Memorial Fund of Triangle Community Foundation | Peggy Birk* | Peter Maynard | Phyllis Brennan | Phyllis Logan | Piya Banerjee* | Purvi Shah | Rachel Gelman^^ | Racial Justice Action Center (RJAC) | Ramy Eletreby | Rashida Tlaib | Rebecca Fundis* | Rebecca S. Krantz & Donald B. Katz^^ | Rebecca Meredith* | Rebecca Northan | Richard Strozzi-Heckler^ | Rishi Agrawal | Rishi Awatramani | Rita Molestina* | RJ Maccani* | Robin Ellis*^ | Rosalie Paul | Rosalie Seidel | Ruth Sawyer^ | Ryan Sample | Saima Husain*ˠ | Sam Jung* | Sam Terry | Samantha Renée | Samantha Shaine | Sam Vinal^^ | San Francisco Foundation | Sara Michael | Sara Schonwald | Sara Spriggsˠ | Sarah Abbott^ˠ | Sarah Pattersonˠ | Sarah Weiss | Satterberg Foundation Match | Scott Curtin | Scott Winn | Sean Jerding | Sendolo Diaminah* | Shane Bernardo | Sharon Freedman | Sherri Donovan | Shreenath Regunathan | Shreya Shah* | Sonia Guiñansaca | Soniya Munshi | Sophia Poirier | Spenta Kandawalla*^ | Staci Haines*ˠ | Stacie Chun* | Steve and Nancy Wasserman | Steven Deheeger* | Stosh Cotler^ | Sudha Mani | Sumitra Rajkumar* | Susan Koppelman^^ | Susan Nichols | Susan Casey | Susan Halverson | Susan Rubio | Susan Sakash | Sutapa Balaji*ˠ | Taisha Paggett* | Tara Brown^^ˠ | Terezia Orosz* | Tia Martinez* | Tides Foundation | Tim Hunter | Tina Bartolome* | Tracey Brieger* | Traci Corbett | Trilce Santana* | Twyla Clark | Tyler Grillo * | Vanessa Coe | Vanissar Tarakali | Vassilisa Johri*^ˠ | Victoria White*ˠ | Vivek Bharathan* | Vyanessa Stephan | Wendy Somerson* | Willa Conway^^ˠ | William Conway^ | William Penn Foundation Matching Gift Program | Woody Allen | Xochitl Bervera* | Xtine Lewis | Yashna Padamsee*ˠ | Yodit Sebihatu | Yonchu Jenkins | Zakir Parpia | Zeph Fishlyn^ | Zhayra Palmaˠ
*Team Resilience - donors who sustained gs by giving monthly or quarterly in 2018.
^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 2018 participants in the gs Get Centered grassroots fundraising program, or someone who provided other fundraising support.