With each sale, Gail donates 10-25% to the following charities:
Freedom Honor Flight
When I first heard about the Freedom Honor Flight, I knew I wanted to help. I realized the best way for me to do this and to say “thank you” to our Veterans was through a painting.
20% of the sale of American Honor and 10% of the sale of my remaining raptor and animal prints are donated to this most noteworthy cause.
Freedom Honor Flight is a La Crosse-based organization formed in April of 2008. Their goal is simple: to fly our veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor. Freedom Honor Flight receives no government funding and depends entirely on donations.
Seasons 4 Hope
Seasons 4 Hope is a non-profit fund set up to help families in our local communities during the time of a medical crisis.
The goal of this fund is to help individuals through private funding and make a difference during difficult times.
“My desire to establish Seasons 4 Hope began with memories of my parents as they each struggled with cancer and the financial hardships that it brought. I remember as a young girl, our neighbor giving my dad a check for $150. Watching my dad cry is something I’ll never forget. It made me realize even then how powerful a kind act can be.”
Based on the foundation of life being made up of “four seasons,” and in memory of her parents, Gail has dedicated 25% of the sale of her “Four Season” prints and 10% of each sale of the remaining songbird prints to this fund.
Individuals can also make a difference by making a contribution directly to The First Bank of Baldwin, Plum City Office, 409 Main Street, Plum City, WI 54761 where the Seasons 4 Hope fund has been established.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Emma’s Hope is a painting close to my heart because it was inspired by my special friend, Emma, who in 1999 at the age of 2½, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. I saw firsthand the courage and faith it takes for families to fight such a battle. Happily, Emma is now a beautiful and healthy cancer survivor. It is my wish that this piece of artwork will bring families a sense of comfort, strength and always….hope.
25% of the sale of Emma’s Hope and 10% of the sale of my remaining butterfly and bug prints are donated to CCRF.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer by providing funds to the University of Minnesota for research and training relating to the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood cancer.
The organization also educates the public on childhood cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
I love roses ~ they’re my favorite flower. They’re incredibly soft and feminine with a scent uniquely their own. It never ceases to amaze me how a tiny bud can unfold itself into multiple layers of petals.
I chose New Blossom, a painting of a simple pink rose, to be dedicated with 20% of its sales, along with 10% of my remaining floral prints, to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Wabasha, MN. This non-profit hospital strengthens the health of our communities by offering a variety of free or low-cost programs and services.
Saint Elizabeth’s mission is to continually improve the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor, in the communities they serve. This is accomplished by living out their four core values of service, vision, presence and justice.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Several years ago, my nephew Max, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. I’m only now beginning to understand how many struggles are associated with this autoimmune disease and what Max and his family face day to day.
When I painted Trusting Him, my goal was to create an image that not only reminded me of my childhood but one that instilled faith in believing that someday there will be a cure for this disease.
Through organizations like JDRF, there is hope for a cure.
Hope for kids like Max, who should be spending their childhoods playing with their friends, and looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, not learning words like “diabetes,” “insulin,” and “hypoglycemia.”
20% of the sale of Trusting Him and 10% of the sale of all my remaining landscape prints are donated toward this foundation.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.