TAMARACK FOUNDATION INC
February 21, 2010
This Foundation funded an exploration bus trip to Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft Wholesale show of which I went on behalf of my wood working business and as a direct result of this trip we exhibited the following year and aquired over a years work in orders. This is wonderful expecially with a work force of nine employees.
Next the Foundation sent me on another fact finding trip to the New York International Gift Show and we came away with product information and a nationally known accout which has put our work infront of millions of potential customers.
Most recently we won a Fellowship Award from the Tamarack Foundation that funded three complete sets of hand tools so we can begin teaching our craft to students whom are interested in making traditional hand made Treenware. Also there was money to purchase three more tools for our shop that will enable us to begin experimenting with a new line of primitive furniture.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the opportunities it's given us to enlarge our audience and customer base and also in making it possible for us to pass on our talents to students from every walk of life.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help boost West Virginia's creative comminity allowing apprentiships, mentorships and putting people and places together so possiblities would be recognized and potentials reached by artist and artisans and their businesses.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Contacted artists on behalf of the Foundation to garner support through their elected officials for the Foudnation. Met with our State's First Lady as an ambassador of the Foundation thus introducing myself and my business to an appreciative audience.