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Our Highest Appreciation

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Friends, Thank you for trusting us! We will make you proud. Just before the holidays, a donor challenged us with our largest matching grant opportunity ever, offering to match…

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Speak Up and Judge Fairly

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friends, True confession: I used to hate fundraising. There are days when I’m tempted to still hate it. During a personal retreat in August, I remembered the “why” I do what I do professionally. As a…

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Lights, Cameras, Action: Start and Finish Strong

One of the highlights of 2016 for me came when Youth Specialties asked to film a short documentary about Thrive Collective’s work to feature at the National Youth Workers Convention in November. We had essentially twelve hours for filming — not much to cover 100 schools, 150 partner organizations, and 50,000 students across all five boroughs. I…

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Your Generosity Means an Historic Opportunity

Your generous response to #GivingTuesday means a historic holiday match for Thrive Collective. Please help us maximize this opportunity. In the days after launching our Bring Art Back giving campaign on #GivingTuesday, more than 60 donors contributed over $3,600, mostly online. Thank you for your generosity! In response, a donor pledged up to $36,000 – 10x…

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Bring Art Back Launches on #GivingTuesday

Bring Art Back is about Justice. We can’t imagine a world without visual or performing arts, music or film, or any expression at all — and neither can you. Yet we sentence a quarter of a million of our most vulnerable New Yorkers to that kind of artless existence everyday. 419 public schools in NYC’s lowest income neighborhoods…

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From Tragedy to Triumph: Thank You!

We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we achieved our goal and turned PriceWaterhouse Coopers’ year-end grant into $50,250. Thank you for helping us empower students to create lives and schools that thrive. With your continued support, we expect 2016 to be our most fruitful year yet.

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Double Your Holiday Cheer this Year

“The inspiration was having to dig inside yourself, to find the true piece of art that lies within you.” – Vicky, 11th Grade (Bronx) “Now I know what I want to do in the future!” – Josh, 7th Grade (Bronx) Friends, Without you, we can do nothing. Because of you, our reach tripled this year.…

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Photo Diary: #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday #ThriveCollective Our 100% Guarantee 100% of your personal giving supports arts education and school based mentoring. Give today. ThriveCollective.org via Instagram http://ift.tt/1ImMG23

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