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SPRINT to a Million

We need your help!
Unless we raise $1M by December 31st, we will have to suspend our acclaimed technical rehearsal program.


We provide an essential and acclaimed service, but we can no longer afford to fund it without deeper third party support. Our belief in our mission remains steadfast, and we hope the philanthropic community will join us to fill this critical gap for New York City artists. Already, we have received support from the New York City performing arts community, which has rallied around LUMBERYARD, challenging funders of the arts to support our organization.

This letter, signed by over 65 artists including Wendy Whelan, Bill T. Jones, Rachel Chavkin, John Collins, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Elizabeth Streb, and David Neumann, details the difficulties artists face and highlights the meaningful impact LUMBERYARD has had.



We need your support now more than ever. Please join us as we SPRINT to a Million by making a donation today.
Membership Program
Thank you for showing your support for LUMBERYARD by becoming a Founding Member.

FOUNDING MEMBER: $10,000
• Attendance for you and a guest to meet the LUMBERYARD artists at four private dinners and events throughout the season.
• Credited as Founding Member underwriter of LUMBERYARD’s Junior Crew program, one of our premiere social impact programs, on all program collateral.
• Four tickets for all performances and invitations to after show receptions.
• Your name, or company, listed in all LUMBERYARD collateral and material, including show programs and lobby signage during performances.*

FRIEND OF LUMBERYARD: $5,000
• Opportunity for you and a guest to meet the LUMBERYARD artists at two private events throughout the season.
• Two tickets for all performances and invitations to after show performances.
• Your name, or company, listed in all LUMBERYARD collateral and material, including show programs.*

SUPPORTER OF LUMBERYARD: $2,500
• Opportunity for you and a guest to meet the LUMBERYARD artists at a private event during the season.
• Two tickets for all performances and invitations to after show performances.
• Your name, or company, listed in all LUMBERYARD collateral and material, including show programs.*
Fresh Start
Transition and Transformation

Fresh Start helps adolescents currently in the prison system to be rehabilitated by means of alternate expression through the arts.

Fresh Start began in May 2018 in the wake of New York Raise the Age reform initiative. At the nearby Hudson Correctional Facility, residents work through creative and challenging exercises that help them tell their own stories, discover more about themselves, and explore alternative means for expressing their wants, needs, and desires. In doing so, the inmates reflect on the choices they made in the past and how to make better ones in the future.

To implement Fresh Start, experienced professionals lead groups through an 8 session workshop. In addition, young people have the chance to work with world class artists who visit LUMBERYARD to bring new ideas and opportunities for expression.

Professionals and the participants themselves know the program is working through the visible change of attitude and behavior. It’s even having an effect on choices participants make about their time after incarceration. We can see more responsible choices and growth beyond delinquent behavior.

Fresh Start proves that art really can change your life.