Yumi Heo Memorial Fund

$8,601 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 21 months

 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.

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Thank you so much to all who have shown love and support in these most difficult months. Through her many books, Yumi's happy and playful spirit continues to bring joy to the lives of so many.

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Thinking of your smile Yumi, I smile too!
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$8,601 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 21 months
Created November 7, 2016
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Julie Bogdanowicz
6 months ago

Yumi, gave me a job..teaching an after school program for children to paint pottery, she was a gifted artist and a true inspiration. Her life touched so many, and I hope all her dreams will come true.

8 months ago
Hassan Tetteh
17 months ago

Steven, Hope all is well! Book sales have dropped off- however, I am working on another project and, if possible, would be great to work with you again. With every best wish, H. Tetteh

18 months ago
Carl Titolo
19 months ago

Her images still dance in my mind.

19 months ago
Zack Salino
19 months ago

We love you guys!

20 months ago
Soo Won Hwang
21 months ago

Sincere condolences to your lovely family. Soo Won and Sophie Abrams

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