Yumi Heo Memorial Fund

$8,001 of $100k goal

Raised by 66 people in 4 months
SPREAD LOVE
SPREAD JOY

 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.


www.yumiheo.com
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Update 1
Posted by Steven Dana
2 months ago
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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.

We are on our way !

Thinking of your smile Yumi, I smile too!
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$8,001 of $100k goal

Raised by 66 people in 4 months
Created November 7, 2016
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$522
Hassan Tetteh
18 days 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

$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
CT
$25
Carl Titolo
2 months ago

Her images still dance in my mind.

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
ZS
$500
Zack Salino
3 months ago

We love you guys!

$40
Anonymous
3 months ago
RV
$200
Ray Vella
3 months ago
SH
$150
Soo Won Hwang
4 months ago

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

HF
$300
Howard Fine
4 months ago
$200
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4 months ago
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