Yumi Heo Memorial Fund


 Please show your support in honor of internationally loved Children’s book Author and Illustrator and creator of Polka Dot Penguin Pottery, Yumi Heo.  Your support will help continue two of Yumi’s dreams, the steady training of her daughter as a professional Figure Skater and the founding of a Scholarship Program to help students in Korea who have big dreams and little resources.  Yumi herself came from a small rural town in Korea in 1989 to study at the School of Visual Arts in NY.  With faith and passion she has gone on to write and illustrate more than 30 Children’s books, create Public Art for the Queens #7 Subway Line and create short animations for Nick Jr.  In 2005, Yumi founded Polka Dot Penguin Pottery in Rye, NY, which gave so many creative possibilities to the school children of Westchester and CT.  A dear friend recently said, “Yumi is a ray of Sunshine.”  Yes, a ray that has smiled down on so many lives near and far.  Yumi’s ray of sunshine continued to light and warm the hearts of others even as she faced her most difficult hours with cancer and her beautiful smile and spirit greeted every day she lived.  Please show your love and support.  Let not this ray of sunshine ever dim.

  • Du Li 
    • $500 
    • 31 mos
  • Julie Bogdanowicz 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 43 mos
  • Hassan Tetteh 
    • $522 
    • 52 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 53 mos
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Steven Dana 
White Plains, NY
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