Dear Rakoff Friends,
You have helped to start something very good.
We have set up a new site to continue this work. If you would like to make an additional donation to the David Rakoff Scholarship Fund please click here to visit our website.
Jan DavidsonThe David Rakoff Scholarship Fund
the life of David Rakoff, The John C. Campbell Folk School has established a
fund that will award the first David Rakoff Scholarship in 2013. This Scholarship fund will provide tuition
and board for a week-long class. David
was a student, a dear friend of the Folk School and a member of its Board of
Directors. In a New York Times article,
David wrote, "The week I spent there is as close as it gets to my idea of
paradise." This scholarship fund
will help deserving students experience this unique school in the North
Carolina mountains that David loved. We
hope that you will consider joining us in this endeavor and make a tax
deductible donation to help strengthen this fund. (click here to read David’s entire NY Times
As a thank
you for donating $500 or more to this fund, the School would like to send you a
Folk School t-shirt and a copy of our Emmy-nominated DVD "Sing Behind the
About the School
The John C.
Campbell Folk School, located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, provides
experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening.
Over 6,000 people a year participate in 800 hands-on, non-competitive classes
in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography
and writing. The Folk School also makes available a vast range of public
activities including free concerts, literary readings, lectures and
demonstrations. For more details about
our School please visit www.folkschool.org
distinctive educational experiences allow students to acquire new skills, not
only as artists, but as thoughtful individuals working together in a
community. Students accomplish things
here that they never thought possible.
They learn to build, create, and craft new things in a no pressure
environment— a rarity in today’s world.
This type of non-competitive learning has a profound impact on a
student’s life. It offers them a new perspective on art, fine craft, and the
world around them. It gives pride and a
sense of accomplishment in work well done.
As a student once said, “There is no other place quite like the Folk
School. I hope to return often for being
here gives me clarity and focus on how I would most like to live my life.”
The John C. Campbell Folk School is a
tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. (EIN: