erafThe Elaine Raphael Arts Fund is named in honor of noted artist and writer, Elaine Raphael Bolognese.  Elaine’s last wish was to continue to help children discover their artistic nature. Art was the center of her life and she knew how close she had come to never knowing the nature of her gift. Whenever she could, she taught kids art. Whether in schools, at workshops such as The Cloisters or through dozens of books she wrote and illustrated with her husband Don Bolognese, she always sought to foster and develop the talents of children eager to find a guiding hand to help them express their creativity.

The Elaine Raphael Arts Fund will support existing organizations that further Elaine’s wishes as well as develop new programs based on Elaine and Don’s teaching experience such as advanced art camps, in-school workshops and student mentoring. Through this fund, named in her honor and set up according to her wishes, we all can continue her mission and fulfill her legacy.

How You Can Help

  • • Make a contribution to the fund and write ‘Elaine Raphael Arts Fund’ in the Special Instructions box that appears at the review stage of the donation process
  • • Donate supplies or services
  • • Volunteer
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