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Because Of The People!

People often ask me why I devote time to the Furniture Society and I always answer, “Because of the people.”

I believe that humans are essentially tribal and we form communities and groups through shared experiences and interests. Whether you have overcome adversity, experienced triumph and failure, or simply had a laugh with someone, we form connections with others when we spend time together in discussion and debate. I believe true bonds are formed through sharing and I feel those bonds are especially strong when I spend time working for the Furniture Society. Moments I spend with some of the most creative, ingenious, selfless, warm, and passionate people in this field are the most vivid and cherished memories I have. When we join together in discussion, we inspire, challenge, learn and most importantly, connect. These connections are what make the Furniture Society so vital, so important. Think of every conversation you had at a conference, regional event, or exhibition as a single electrical pulse in an international neurological system that connects us all. Every time we engage with someone about furniture, we initiate a pulse that extends beyond ourselves and connects us with like-minded people around the world. The more of these pulses we create, the richer our network becomes and the better off each of us are.

Today, I ask you to contribute to The Furniture Society in honor of this network we are creating together. Your gift means that you will become a sustaining component of our furniture community today. You are one of the essential connection points that bring our field alive. Your donation enriches the fabric of our community immeasurably.


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Gifts of $100 will allow us to engage leaders in the field as presenters, such as Wendell Castle and Tyler Hays, who spoke at our most recent FS16 conference.
A gift of $500 allows us to support young businesses that seek entry points into the design community at major trade shows around the country.
A gift of $2000 dollars means The Furniture Society can provide an educational grant to an early career artist in the field.

We are a small organization. Every contribution, at every level matters! Please make your year-end gift today so that The Furniture Society can continue to be the connector, the initiator, the converger of the pulse that makes up your network.

As president of The Furniture Society, I devote my time to the organization because I appreciate being connected to their network. I triumph, fail, inspire, learn, laugh, and connect with people I respect and love. I support The Furniture Society with my own financial contribution every year and so does the board of directors.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions to help make The Furniture Society become a more integral part of your life and work.

Thank you very much for your support of The Furniture Society and its mission!

Forest Dickey
The Furniture Society

P.S. Remember, you are our best partner in advocating for excellence and community in our field. Please give now so we can keep programs vital that are of interest to you. Our goal is to be of value to our members and supporters and to connect you with other like-minded furniture professionals. Your gift will help our mission, which is to serve you. Thanks for your support!