“Being a member of the Furniture Society for the past 10 years has benefited me in more ways than one. Having received an educational grant in the past, it has helped propel my career forward, and allowed me to not only expand my woodworking knowledge, but also opportunities to meet other makers and craftspeople from all around. The Furniture Society is an invaluable resource for any emerging furniture maker.”
- Sophie Glenn, Educational Grant Scholarship recipient, Furniture Maker
Dear Friend of the Furniture Society,
Our goal for this 2022 campaign is to raise funds to support our programmatic efforts serving makers of all ages, locations, and backgrounds. Thanks to a matching grant from the Schooner Foundation, the first $10,000 raised will make TWICE the impact!
Reflecting on what we have accomplished in 2022, it is clear that we have grown in so many directions, planting seeds of initiatives, projects, partnerships, relationships, and hopes for the future. This period of great change and growth gives us much to celebrate!
Wrapping up two years in Asheville with Craft For a Greater Good (CGG) and our partnership with BeLoved and UNCAsheville’s Steam Studio
Receiving generous support for our CGG program from the Maxwell Hanrahan Foundation, the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation and the Robyn & John Horn Foundation
Hosting 11 virtual programs through FS Connects
Awarding five Educational Grant scholarships
Honoring three individuals with the Award of Distinction and recording interviews with past AoD recipients
Producing a virtual summer conference
Awarding 20 scholarships to attend the conference and receive 1‑year memberships
Gathering for an in-person workshop at Peters Valley, our Educational Grant Partner
Capstoning this era of growth and development, two things, in particular, are worth highlighting and that we are so proud of:
The launch of our Professional Development Series: The Nuts & Bolts of Running Your Business, made possible through generous and continued support from the Schooner Foundation. This program seeks to promote diversity and equity across our field by making programming such as this accessible for all interested, and provides funding for scholarships for underrepresented makers.
Finally being able to come together, in person, next summer in New Orleans for our annual conference! Our work will continue with Craft For a Greater Good in this new host-city and in partnership with YAYA, a youth service organization.
What better way to celebrate all that we have accomplished than an in-person community gathering with our collective passion for furniture as our centralizing force!
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in support of our numerous programs, efforts, and partnerships. Contributions will go towards advancing and sustaining the future of our field as a whole. When we live our values, we can transform our field and advance new ideas!
Monica C. Hampton
OR Send a check made payable to “The Furniture Society”
The Furniture Society / P.O. Box 547, Bangall, NY 12506 / www.furnsoc.org
Advancing the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence, and fostering an understanding of this art & its place in society.