Working together for SAMA’s Future!
What an amazing show of support for our organization! Throughout June 2019, new and longtime SAMA Members and Friends raised or donated a total of $18,824 to our General Operating Fund ensuring a stable infrastructure for several months while we plan new programs including the third season of the 100 Moments in Mosaic project and the 2020 American Mosaic Summit. We will also immediately invest in improvements and updates to the SAMA website.
Total raised directly through SAMA = $13,636
Total raised by Facebook Fundraisers = $5,188
For a Total of $18,824! THANK YOU ALL!
CONGRATULATIONS To the Following Winners!
Five-Day Course at Orsoni in Venice, Italy! ($1,080 value, transportation and lodging not included).
One course with Rachel Sager on Mosaic Arts Online ($269 value)
One Year Complimentary Membership at the Individual ($85 Value) or Professional ($140 value) Level
One Free Submission to 100 Moments in Mosaic Project; Season Three ($150 value).
One of Ten FULLY STUFFED 2019 American Mosaic Summit Gift Bags (includes coupons, catalogs, & product samples from our 2019 Sponsors!)
Sue Moody, Suzette Feher, Kristen Conneely, Ellen Dodson, Benita Marcus, Susan Sweeny, Michelle Sider, Shelley Williams, Christine Hanasen, Amy Marks.
One of Twenty-Five 2019 American Mosaic Summit Tote Bags
Anissa Weber, Karen Blad, Marny Dixon, Jean McNeely, Wendy Frederick, Alina Deac Pelegrin, Linda Cardella, Susan Betcher, Linda Cundiff, JoAnne Jensen, Christine Ovsenar, Ginger Dunlap-Dietz, Emily Deeb, Karen Silton, Colleen Cea, Sherri Kruger-Kukowski, Kate Jessup, Beverly Wentworth, Kelly Stewart, Susan Walsh, Nathaniel Wallace, Diva Davila, Stephanie Michaels, Jim Bachor and Kate Kerrigan.
Congratulations to our Fabulous Facebook Fundraisers!
All who raised over $500 have earned a free year of Membership at the Professional Member Level.
WitsEnd Mosaic raised $903
David Jarvinen raised $604
Libby Hintz raised $500
Ilse Cordoni raised $615
Karen Sasine raised $529
Yulia Hanansen raised $100
Andrea Edmundson raised $70
Leigh Adams raised $375
Anne Marie Price raised $82
and Dawnmarie Zimmerman raised $1410
This Fall we will begin a yearlong celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of SAMA! For a small arts organization, this is a huge milestone! With thousands of members served over the past twenty years, it has been a monumental achievement to produce annual publications, exhibitions and a conference program with an extremely small portion of our expenses devoted overhead.
In the past five years, an average of less than 30% of our annual expenses was designated for operational overhead which includes payroll for one full-time Executive Director and one part-time Conference Manager, website and technology, insurance, financial processing fees, tax preparation, office supplies, mailings, order fulfillment, and public relations. In the past two years after a series of significant operational cutbacks due to declining membership and conference participation has resulted in less than 20% of our annual expenses toward overhead resulting in a higher dependence on volunteer support and delays in future program planning.
We are looking to the future with a focus on strengthening our relationships, increasing the value of membership and broadening the understanding and appreciation of mosaic art. In order to do so, we need to continue to build a stronger infrastructure to sustain our 501(c)(3) charitable organization status and provide a solid platform to launch new programs and services that are truly relevant for members.
A Special Thank you to our Direct Donors!
Jane O’Donnell, Marny Dixon, Julia Dapore, Annie Schank, Carolina Kawall, Linda Cardella, Beth Volz, Deb Simonds, Kate Hanley, Jenny Perry, Carolyn Hutchinson, Luis Alberto Rivera, Lauren Leighton, Carol Leigh, JoAnne Jensen, Lisa Bonin, Marguerite Trail, Benita Marcus, Sherri Kruger-Kukowski, Marietta Loehrlein, Christine Hansen, Diane Welborn, Linda Cardella, Jacki Gran, Stewart Kelly, Joyce Kaufman, Jacki Gran, Randie Levine, Marguerite Trail, Ilse Cordoni, Joan Schwartz, Margery Doppelt, Susan Walsh, Susan Moody, Mary Gidzinski, Stephen Miotto, Diva Davila, Linda Cundiff, Beverly Wentworth, Laurel Roush, Colleen Cea, Bonnie Len, Rebecca Schuyten, Tami Macala, Wendy Frederick, Ginger, Dunlap-Dietz, Stephanie Michaels, Amy Marks, Barbara King, LeAnn Christian, Chris Grace, Gale Sorensen, Michelle Prosser, Deb Englebaugh, Jean McNeely, MaryEllen Brigham, Bonnie Cohen, Di Mosaico, Jim Bachor, Christine Ovsenar, Katherine Hanley, Janice Haptonstall, Dotti Stone, Emily Deeb, Elizabeth Kappes, Margo Anton, Shelley Williams, Julie Fishman, Beth Volz, Kristie Nagpal, Ann Watters, Martine Byer, Mary Ann Thiem, Helen Bodycomb, Michelle Sider, Debi Kensell, Karen Silton, Karen Sasine, Robbi Cooper, Dawn Briskey, Debra Dsouza, Jill Stevenson Riter, Gwen Myers, Clada Monetith, Susan Sweeney, Jill Mendelson, Rochelle Schueler, Scott Fitzwater, Ellen Dodson, Kate Kerrigan, Alina Deac Pelegrin, Suzette Feher, Nathaniel Wallace, Kathy Thaden, Margaret Kunes, Alice Skolnik, Laurie Mika, Queene Mavor, Karen Cheval, Mary Gidzinski, Laurie Mika, Kristin Conneely, Louise Byrne Cranny, Karyn Blad, Stannye Baringer, Susan Betcher, Lenni Gilbert, Roberta Hoy, Carla Trujillo, Todd Campbell, Simone Esquibel, Lynn Adamo, Lori Dunkel, Dianne Sonnenberg, Joan Schwartz, Susan Burton, Anabella Wewer, Kate Jessup, Wendy Raven, Donna Van Hooser, Beth Klingher, Christina Dubois, Laurie Davis, Suzi Edwards, Debra Hagen, Marilyn Kassel, Kelley Knickerbocker, Rachel Sager, Linda Rosenbloom, Debora Aldo, Anissa Weber, Carol Cataldo, Nancy Miller.
THANK YOU for your continued Support of SAMA to educate, inspire and promote excellence in mosaic art!