The David Rakoff Scholarship Fund

$10,028 of $10k goal

Raised by 92 people in 50 months
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Reed Caldwell  BRASSTOWN, NC
UPDATE:

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.


Thanks,


Jan Davidson



The David Rakoff Scholarship Fund




To celebrate 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 article)

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 Plow"

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.


Our 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: 56-0552780)
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Update 1
Posted by Reed Caldwell
40 months ago
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 visit www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=fundraisers&fundraiser_id=7.

Thanks
Jan Davidson
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$10,028 of $10k goal

Raised by 92 people in 50 months
Created October 02, 2012
RC
Reed Caldwell  
JD
$100
Jan Davidson
40 months ago (Offline Donation)
PT
$25
Pia Thomas
40 months ago
PZ
$50
Parmida Zarrinkamar
40 months ago

In honour of David Rakoff. Thank you so representing the beauty, bullsh*t and humour in the world with such heartbreaking honesty. May this little drop in the bucket help bring the joy you brought in our lives to someone who needs it.

JW
$10
Jessica Wood
40 months ago
RH
$360
Rena & Jonathan Horwitz
41 months ago

Thank you for the opportunity to honor Davey - a brilliant, brave, generous soul who was one of a kind. He always said that we would love spending a week at the Folk School. It is on our bucket list!

LG
$70
Linda Garrad
42 months ago

In honor of my father and his craft.

LD
$18
Leah Dolgoy
42 months ago
GS
$250
gina shochat-rakoff
43 months ago

so happy it's doing so well

ES
$250
Eli and Leo Sepkowitz
43 months ago
$100
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43 months ago
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