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Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

Touchstone's 50th Anniversary Campaign

In honor of the first 50 years, Touchstone’s $1.5 Million Anniversary Campaign is a critical step toward its future. Every member of Touchstone’s community can make a difference through meaningful investments in the creative environment, sustainability, and local and regional impact.

Pictured, exhibiting artists: Glenn Horr, Jo Campbell-Amsler, Yoko Sekino-Bové, Nick Ireys, Robin Menard, Kevin Crowe (missing from photo)

Touchstone Center for Crafts invites you to join us at Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA to celebrate

50 YEARS OF ADVANCING ARTS AND CRAFTS EXCELLENCE

Sunday, October 9, 2022  •  3:30PM until 7:00PM

Stroll the grounds and house, enjoy cocktails, music, and seasonal buffet stations.

Visit Touchstone's special exhibition, 'Touchstone: A Half-Century of Craft.'

Work from the exhibition along with additional pieces will be on auction until December 31, 2022.

Touchstone's Executive Director, Lindsay Ketterer Gates and Frederick Bonci of LaQuatra Bonci Assoc. will present 'Touchstone's Vision for the Future.'

Individual donations of $2,500 or more to the 50th Anniversary campaign will receive tickets to the Anniversary Gala. Remaining individual tickets will be available for purchase. Please check back for information. 

Scholarships

“What a fantastic opportunity! Sometimes people say they can’t afford workshops like this, but these scholarships help offset and cover expenses. It really does open up opportunities for people.”

~ Andrew - 10/09/2020

Internships

“I gained so much... time, well equipped [studio] space... publicity... professional connections... opportunity... experience... life-long professional connections, resources, and friendships.”

~ Taylor, Intern - 10/09/2020

Residencies

“Touchstone’s campus allowed me the opportunity to relax and unwind. Working in the studio and listening to the creek babbling, the birds chirping, or the rain hitting the leaves of the surrounding trees was amazingly refreshing.

~ RJS - 10/09/2020

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50th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES

CAMPUS RENEWAL & ENHANCEMENT - $1,000,000

Touchstone will complete and initiate campus upgrades to:

  • Increase user safety
  • Enhance current programming
  • Create capacity for future growth and development

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LOCAL AND REGIONAL IMPACT AND FUTURE OF THE FIELD- $250,000

Touchstone will:

  • Increase support for emerging artists
  • Lead in the local creative economy
  • Advance the national craft field

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SUSTAINABILITY - $250,000

Touchstone will:

  • Sustain current programs and operations
  • Make timely investments in facilities
  • Increase community engagement

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TOUCHSTONE LEGACY SOCIETY – JOIN TODAY!

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Individuals who notify Touchstone about existing or newly created future gift intentions by December 31, 2022, will be recognized as founders of the Touchstone Legacy Society.

 

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I am thrilled to be a part of the Touchstone’s Legacy Society. My involvement with Touchstone has shown the importance of art and the way it can change and transform lives. I want to help ensure Touchstone’s ability to continue this great work in the future. As Warren Buffet said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

~ Daryl - 10/09/2020

“Since I began with my first class at Touchstone in 1987, the experience opened up a new world to me. This world of art I shared with my family. We are forever bonded together with those memories. My hope is that my gift helps to continue that shared experience with and for others.”

~ Mary Len - 10/09/2020

“This is an important opportunity to make a difference for our Touchstone community, to ensure that it continues as an asset, especially because of its stature as a unique place for transformation and growth. Touchstone needs to stay alive for generations! Through deliberate efforts to build our own endowment, we can create an ongoing resource to that end.”

~ Diane - 10/09/2020

PIONEERING CRAFT EDUCATION FOR 50 YEARS

Founded as Pioneer Crafts Council in 1972 with an original focus on Appalachian crafts, Touchstone Center for Crafts is Pennsylvania's premier residential craft school.

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THE NEXT 50 YEARS DEPENDS ON THE GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY TODAY

Touchstone’s 50th Anniversary is a tremendous milestone, and we look forward to celebrating with you. It is also the perfect moment to activate our vision for the future.

50th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP DONORS

VISIONARY

  • Anonymous Foundation
  • The Heinz Endowments

PIONEER

  • GO Laurel Highlands
  • Elizabeth and Jeffrey Lawrence
  • Nemacolin
  • Progress Resources, Inc.

LEADER

  • Beth and Barrie Athol
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Mary Len Hajduk
  • Paul and Diane Kiproff
  • Eben and Laura Myers
  • Turkeyfoot Farms
  • EQT Foundation

ARTISAN

  • Kinard Family Foundation
  • Gerald and Joy Knepp
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Anonymous Individual Donor
  • Dorothy Raizman
  • Somerset Trust Company

BENEFACTOR

  • Douglas Hoesch and Colleen Ramsay Hoesch
  • Mary Navarro
  • Opportunity Fund
  • Standard Ceramic Supply Company
  • Wagner Construction
  • Anonymous Individual Donor
  • LaQuatra Bonci Associates
  • Modern Homestead

This list will be updated monthly.

 

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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