At last year's event, artists from 10 Countries and 14 States came together to raise funds for The Chelko Foundation at its annual fundraiser, Living Art America/ Bodies as a Work of Art 2013 … resulting in donations of 12,500 in Artist Grants, 10,000 to Angel Flight and 7,500 to The Chelko Foundation endowment at SCAD.
The Chelko Foundation’s mission to empower women by ending gender bias and violence against women and girls is driven by people just like you that strive to make a difference in the world. Working through a combination of Art, Education and Partnership, The Chelko foundation envisions a world where all women are free. Inspired by the example set by its founder, Paul Chelko, Foundation volunteers have contributed countless hours to organizations like: V-Day, One Billion Rising, Jaden’s Ladder, Moving in The Spirit, Chayil, HERO and the Human Rights Campaign.
The Chelko Foundation has endowed a scholarship for Women in the Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), commissioned public artwork and provided humanitarian grants to charitable organizations and deserving individuals. The Chelko Foundation has had a profound effect on hundreds of lives. To date, the Chelko Foundation has contributed over $100,000 in grants to deserving artists, organizations and humanitarian causes.