Celebrate 30 Years of Asian American Women Artists

OUR STORY
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, we're raising money to benefit Asian American Women Artists Association  (AAWAA), the nation's longest running Asian American women's arts nonprofit whose mission is to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts.

Since 1989, AAWAA has grown from a close-knit artists collective to an established nonprofit with a growing artist membership that has nurtured the careers of San Francisco Bay Area artists as well as curators and arts leaders by promoting the presence of Asian American women in exhibitions, media, publications, public programs, and academia. We're launching this campaign to ensure AAWAA can provide its services to the community for 30 more years and beyond.


YOUR IMPACT
Your donation will contribute to the development, launch and maintenance of our new website and will ensure that our site will be accessible to the public and easy to use for our intergenerational members. Currently, ours is the only website that documents Asian American women artists and their art. We want the site to be an accessible resource and portal for educators, academics, researchers, arts and social justice communities and the general public. In its current form it also contains a directory of members, including a diverse array of interdisciplinary artists, writers, educators and supporters.

Current Costs:
-Development + Maintenance of Website = ~$18,000.
-Domain + Hosting Plans = ~$1,115.

We'll be fundraising from now until the Symposium & Party on October 19. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us!


BACKER REWARDS
Just as a little way to say thank you for your support, we're offering some really great rewards that we put together just for our community backers. But hurry! Quantities of some levels are limited. (Let us know in your comments if you would like to claim your reward. For IGNITER A/B, please let us know the option you would like.)

KINDLER  - Donations of $30+
You get:
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
-Pack of AAWAA Stickers
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GET LIT - Donations of $130+
You get:
-1 Ticket to AAWAA's 30th Anniversary Party (only) + 2 Drink Tickets
-AAWAA Merch Pack
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
(Limit 100)
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IGNITER A
 - Donations of $300+
You get:
-1 AAWAA 30th Anniversary Symposium & Party Ticket + 2 Drink Tickets
-AAWAA Merch Pack
-Name and Recognition in the 30th Anniversary Program + Donor Page
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
(Limit 30)
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IGNITER B - Donations of $300+
You get:
-2 AAWAA Memberships, 1 for Yourself + 1 to Give
-AAWAA Merch Pack
-Name and Recognition in the 30th Anniversary Program + Donor Page
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
(Limit 30)
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TORCH BEARER - Donations of $1000+
-2 AAWAA 30th Anniversary Symposium & Party Tickets + 4 Drink Tickets
-Artisanal Gift Basket (includes Masumoto Family Farms  summer nectarine jam, Shao Shan Farm Tote, Wine, and more)
-Exclusive Shao Shan Farm  Experience Tour on November 17 (includes meet and greet with owner and pioneering Asian American Bay Area farmer Scott Chang-Fleeman, exclusive farm tour, lunch, and fresh organic produce)
-Name and Recognition in the 30th Anniversary Program + Donor Page
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
(Limit 2)
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MOTHER OF PEARL - Donations of $3000+
-4 AAWAA 30th Anniversary Symposium & Party Tickets
-Artisanal Gift Basket (includes Matsumoto Family Farms nectarine jam, Shao Shan Farm Tote, Wine, and more)
-ECP Fellowship named after you for the 2019-2020 year (sponsor 2 curators and 2 arts exhibitions)
-Written + Verbal Name Recognition in all 2020 AAWAA Programming
-Name and Recognition in the 30th Anniversary Program + Donor Page
-Thanks on Social Media/AAWAA Website
-Signed Thank You Card
(Limit 1)
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WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Share Our Campaign.  Help us get the word out about this campaign. Post it on social media or send it in an email and use our official hashtag #AAWAA30. The more people know about our fundraiser, the wider our reach will be.

Join  or Renew Your Membership 
. Having an Artist or Affiliate membership with AAWAA allows our organization to be sustainable while you benefit from being part of a community of Asian American artists, curators, academics, and more. Members get perks and special offers throughout the year!

Follow Us.
We're on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter . Or if you'd like our periodic updates via email, feel free to join our E-newsletter list . Peek at our campaign's progress and see what we're up to throughout the year.


THE TEAM
This campaign is led by AAWAA staff, board, and our intrepid volunteers/interns. Individually we are artists, arts administrators, curators, mothers, tech workers, and art lovers. But together, we're a team fundraising for AAWAA because we are passionate about its mission and impact on the San Francisco arts scene and greater Asian American community. For us, this is our home and we want others to share in a place where they feel encouraged, inspired, and empowered too.

A message from our team:

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Fundraising team: AAWAA Staff, Board, & Volunteers (5)

Melanie Elvena 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
Asian American Women Artists Association (Aawaa) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Diana Chen 
Team member
Michelle Lee 
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Diana Li 
Team member
Jenny He 
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