In April of 2017 VSC held a fundraiser reading featuring favorite poets Dorianne Laux and Dennis Nurkse. With the generous support of our audience through ticket sales and door donations, we were thrilled to be able to donate $600 to Planned Parenthood of NYC to help sustain their valuable mission of providing access to reproductive health care services to women. Pictured below at the nonprofit's donor celebration party held on October 19, 2017, are Sean Sutherland of VSC, Alexandra Natale, special events manager at Planned Parenthood NYC, and Andrea Hines of VSC.
I was energized by the positivity and energy of women in the room, talking for some time to Carolina Wheat of the Nasty Women Art Exhibition, who raised over $52,000 with an exhibition that has spawned sister shows around the globe. "Gathering with other like minded souls and supporters at the Planned Parenthood celebration last night was a balm for the ongoing 45 news cycle," shared Sean. We look forward to holding future fundraisers so we can continue to support community-enriching causes that matter to VSC members and audience alike.