Join the Peace Studio Ambassadors' Circle

The Peace Studio Ambassadors’ Circle is an exclusive program for donors who contribute $1,000 annually. Whether you choose to give monthly (at $84) or make an annual financial gift of $1,000, your support enables The Peace Studio to fulfill its mission of developing artists and journalists who seek to inspire hope and catalyze social change.

Ambassadors’ Circle Impact

Ambassadors’ Circle members helped seed our 100 Offerings of Peace campaign, generating stories and works of art from creatives in 30+ countries. Amidst pandemic, our campaign brought glimpses of hope to an audience of over ONE MILLION. More recently, Peace Studio Ambassadors played a vital role in supporting the creation of our new Skills for Creative Peacebuilding curriculum, launching this month, to train future Peace Studio artists and journalists in mindfulness, strengths-based storytelling, mediation, and self-efficacy. Future Ambassadors will play a critical role in helping The Peace Studio scale its educational programming efforts, including adding a second Artist as Catalyst intensive in a new city in 2023. Gifts of $1,000 can do SO much:
  • Underwrite the costs for ONE underserved young artist to attend an Artist as Catalyst intensive
  • Establish Peace Studio alumni collaboration grants to develop their social impact ideas.  Recently, three Miami artist-catalysts were awarded $1,000 to create Dale, a social impact card game that raises thoughtful questions to build relationships across cultural differences.
  • Expand the well-being portions of our programming. For example, a current Peace Studio Ambassador is underwriting a special ferry ride for fellows to give them time in nature reconnecting with their sense of purpose.
  • Commission essays for our Peace Studio curriculum and provide honorariums for our community of guest mentors, facilitators, and teachers. Past essayists and mentors include NYT Reporter Cara Buckley, MacArthur winning violinist Vijay Gupta, educator John Paul Lederach, and Doris Duke artist Teo Castellanos.
  • Build staff and organizational capacity. Ambassadors help seed staff positions, and grow our data tracking and research capabilities.

Ambassadors’ Circle Membership Benefits

A $1,000 tax-deductible contribution invites yearlong opportunities to connect with a dynamic group of peers supporting the next generation of peacebuilding artists and journalists. 

Ambassadors’ Circle Membership Benefits include

  • A fireside chat with the Peace Studio Founders and Executive Director Thomas West
  • A quarterly, members-only newsletter with updates on the impact of your gift
  • Invitations to exclusive events  
  • TPS mug, available upon request.

Please join the Ambassadors’ Circle and make your $1,000 tax deductible donation today. The first 25 individuals who become Peace Studio Ambassadors’ between now and September 21st will have their gift doubled by an anonymous Peace Studio Board member – helping us invest in more artists and journalists more quickly!

Current Ambassadors' Circle Members

Mariano Avila
Roberta Baskin
Jeremy Bernard
Giovanna Chiedi & Danielle Faucher
Robert Clauser
Omar Epps
Susan Fontana
Pamela Hamamoto
Peter Infante
Jennifer Manocherian
John Manocherian
Jonathan Manocherian
Nancy & Alan Manocherian
Sheri Orlowitz and Randa Paver
Meredith Porte
Roger Saillant
Gary Seidler & Sheri Laine
Connie Stern
Alexis Strongin
Saundra Thomas

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