Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is supporting the completion of


the first full-length documentary about Beauford.

Join us in making this video tribute to Beauford a reality!



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thanks to our Donors and New Appeal for Contributions!

Beauford Delaney (1901-1979)
Self-Portrait, 1950
pastel, charcoal and watercolor on paper
15" x 12 1/2", signed
© Estate of Beauford Delaney; Private Collection
Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York , NY

We have made great progress in our fundraising campaign, and I would like to thank all of you for your support thus far. At the time of this writing, we have received $5400 of our target goal of $8500 from several generous contributors!  With their approval, I am pleased to list them here (in alphabetical order, by last name):

Patrick Albano, Aaron Galleries
James Armstrong
Estate of James Baldwin
Shelley Bradford-Bell
Sue Canterbury
Frank Carner, in honor of Irene and Billy Rose
Richard Gibson
Barney Kirchhoff
David Leeming
Richard A. Long
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY
The Reinfrank Family
Catherine St. John
Richard L. Sewell
Mary Sewell Smith
Clarence and Collie Wells
Monique Y. Wells (U.S. Federal Assistance Award) 

I would also like to thank one donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

You may have noticed that the donor list is now posted in the sidebar directly beneath our "Donate" button.  I will continue to add names to the sidebar, and will acknowledge future contributors in postings, as I have done here.

As I mentioned in a previous message, we are targeting August 2010 for completion of the installation of the tombstone.  We now have enough money to begin the preparatory work for the gravesite, and have asked the funeral parlor to order the required materials.  But we still need to collect $3100 to reach our goal! We need this money urgently so that we may order the tombstone as soon as possible to have it in place for the commemorative ceremony that we plan to hold in August.  Therefore,  I ask that you continue to spread the word about our project and encourage your friends and colleagues to donate.  If you personally have not yet made a contribution, please consider doing so.  Every dollar and euro count!

President, Les Amis de Beauford Delaney

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