Teaching artist: Ten years. Board Member: Six years. Supporter: Forever.
When did you first get involved with the Workshop?
I taught with the Workshop from 1987-1997. It was during those years of teaching that I developed a deep connection to the organization's mission and values.
Tell us about your favorite Workshop memory.
I had so many experiences of watching kids light up with joy and enthusiasm as they explored their bodies moving in space or working with their classmates on an exercise where they molded their partner into "living sculptures.”
I also really loved watching them make observations and connections when talking about what they just saw their classmates perform.
How does the Workshop’s mission align with your personal beliefs and values?
I believe that creativity, exploration and reflection need to be key components of a child's education and, for that matter, of an engaged community member, citizen and human being. And I know from my experience as a teaching artist and board member with the Workshop that this is what animates the organization's work with children and youth.
Why did you want to join the Gloria Unti Legacy Society?
I wanted to join the Legacy Society because one of the main desires of my planned giving has to do with giving back to the community that has so nourished my life in San Francisco. And, if my gift will help the Workshop create a better San Francisco through its work with youth in our community, I will have helped fulfill those desires.
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