My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The HARC Foundation, Marina del Rey, CA, USA
I have had the pleasure to meet Susan Marchese, the founder of the HARC foundation, as a recipient of one of their grants.
What transpires at first sight talking to Susan, is the sense of mission and the enthusiasm that drives her in being part of the structural support for artists in many disciplines.
Susan, being a talented artist as well, is very sensitive to the needs of the creative and it has been refreshing not just to be able to share with her the challenges that an artist encounters in his/her career, but especially hearing her total understanding matured by her experience, reinforced by her genuine empathy, balanced by constructive suggestions.
It is very important to mention that the HARC foundation has created a synergy between artists and children in need of emotional healing. It is trough the creative process that children can find freedom from the shame, anger and sadness connected with abuse of any kind. At the same time the artists who are involved in these programs benefit from the experience as it deepens their capacity of understanding the power of the emotional issues and at the same time allows the artist to access the creative process at a deeper level.
The HARC Foundation is a necessary tool that I hope will be awarded for the magnitude of its service to the community, but in order to keep doing the outstanding work that I have had the pleasure to witness and benefit from, it needs the support from all of us.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the year 2010
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would do nothing. The vision of the Harc foundation has an unique quality of reaching, helping and connecting two parts of the community (artists and children) that both benefit from the interaction.