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Mural Arts Kickstarter for Public Monuments

posted May 5, 2017, 10:49 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 6, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

I'm writing today to ask for your help. We are wrapping up fundraising with our first-ever Kickstarter campaign. We are trying to raise $50,000 by June 1 to cover the costs of open hours at our interpretive hubs and free or low-cost public programs and events to engage the public. 


We were drawn to Kickstarter because we believe that the project's focus on democracy and representation should be reflected in its funding structure, so we're seeking a diverse body of investors giving whatever they can. 



We've raised almost $10,000 in the first 48 hours, and we're trying to reach $15,000 by the end of the weekend. 


I'd like to ask for your help in one of two ways. Please make a gift and/or spread the word to your network. When you give, you can either opt into great swag or unique experiences with the artists and project team, or you can decline a reward in which case your gift is fully tax deductible.


Many thanks,




Caitlin Butler
Director of Development
Mural Arts Philadelphia
The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center
at the Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mount Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
484-620-4966 (cell)

215-685-0759 (office)