I talked to Doug Smith today about taking the next fundraising step. We already know that an endowed scholarship is ideal; however, that right now is a goal for the future. Even if we make this project an internship for the time being, I figured we'd all agree that we should probably start raising money anyway.
That being said, Doug had promised us that he'd help us put together a fundraising request/proposal document that can be sent to donors and other interested parties. For this, he needs our white papers that the groups have been working on. Melissa had mentioned something about the "Friends of Art" program and while I'm not 100% sure what that is, I feel like this document would fit right in with that as well.
I'm not sure if they're up on the file-sharing site or if groups are still working, but the sooner we send the important ones to him (why public art is important, why this project is important, how it originated, how it fits in with Stonehill's mission/identity, etc. etc.), the sooner the information will get out to donors and money can (hopefully) begin to come in.
HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!! :) and see you next week,