We Make Penland

This campaign ended on October 04, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Penland School of Crafts by clicking here!


Together, #WeMakePenland an inspiring place that fosters individual and artistic growth through creative practice and discovery.

Make a gift today and help us reach our inaugural giving day goal of 250 donors in 24 hours. A gift of any size makes a difference! If we reach our goal, we will secure a $5,000 challenge from a group of anonymous donors.  

Make your gift, challenge friends you’ve met at Penland, and share your story on social media with #WeMakePenland. Penland students are inspired by each other, and the more you talk about it, the better.

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Donors by Studio
Clay 51$2,754
Textiles 33$1,272
Metals 28$652
Glass 22$3,130
Drawing & Painting 20$675
Letterpress & Printmaking 18$2,331
Books & Paper 18$1,489
Wood 15$1,176
Photography 15$900
Iron 12$435

Donor affiliations

15% Current/Former Staff

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11% Volunteer

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47% Student

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43% Friend

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Diane Hobbs
Olivia Cramer
Amy, Weurdig
Paul Messink
Lauri paggi
Barbara McFadyen
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Deborah Dillaway
Kitty Koppelman
Sommer, Susan
Jordan Ahlers
tara l locklear
Alan H Peterson and Priscilla Kistler
Kathleen Kennedy
Ted N. Orland
Lenore J Deutsch
Rhonda Willers
Holly Greenwood
Y-Samuel Ktul
Angely Martinez
Jen Poteat
Nancy J Dasen
raymond r ruppert
Sue Baum
Gregory W Shelnutt
Glenn Gilmore
Anne Beyer
Jenny Eccarius
Kate MissettPicture?height=150&width=150
Barbara Jo RublePicture?height=150&width=150
Natalie Boorman
Aijung Kim
Lindsey BarlowPicture?height=150&width=150
Jennie Hawkey
Emily wheat
Kip O’Krongly
Alesha Burk

James (Jock) Gault matched $100
Picture?height=150&width=150Tim Tate matched $250
An Anonymous Donor matched $5,000
Picture?height=150&width=150Gwendolyn J Barlow gave $25 because $25 was donated in 0 days.
An Anonymous Donor gave $5,000 because 250 donors made a gift in 0 days.