Art Woodard Recovery Fund

On May 14, 2020 Art Woodard, a man who has taught so many of us the art, heart, and science of helping people with problems in living (as art describes his work), received news that his heart transplant match had arrived after an 18-month wait. While training his celebrated Racism of the Well-Intended class around the country Art has attributed his worsening heart condition to living and raising a family as a Black man in America. Art has turned his adversity and pain into healing for himself and many others, and is constantly seeking bridges to healing between people and between the head and the heart. That said, Art’s loved ones see his extended hospital stay during this troubling time in our country as perhaps a blessing. Today, Art remains in the intensive care unit recovering from his heart surgery and related procedures. And in the meantime, Art and his wife Diane’s immediate finances and home in Middletown, CT very much hang in the balance.

We can help.

Please contribute what you can to let Art and Diane know how much they and their security mean to you.

No amount is too small, and please share this fundraiser whether you can contribute monetarily or not. As added incentive to help Art and Diane sooner rather than later, the first twenty people to contribute $100 or above will receive a signed copy of Racism of the Well-Intended: Examining Privilege and Power on DVD. (ROTWI co-author Jim Wuelfing is coordinating this piece.)

Thank you!


  • Curtiss Kolodney 
    • $125 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 5 d
  • Elizabeth Rossi 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 7 d
  • Pamela Capaci 
    • $25 
    • 7 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dean LeMire 
Middletown, CT
Diane Woodard 
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