Uploaded on Jul 14, 2011
Well Known Artist and Philanthropist Richard Sean Manning Pledges to Donate Ceramic '9/11 Twin Towers' to Museums Across The Country and to Help 501c3 Organizations Raise a Potential $400 Million Through Unity Art
New York - Artist and philanthropist Richard Sean Manning is a prolific artist, with substantial studios is Lockport, New York and St Petersburg, Florida.
He works in a number of mediums, including paint, wood, metal, glass and uses upwards of 5 tons of clay each year to create art for the benefit of others.
To memorialize all those who perished on that fateful date that will forever be woven into American history, the artist was inspired to create a series of ceramic '9/11 Twin Towers' to donate to museums across the country to mark each anniversary.
The first permanent exhibit valued at $65K, was installed at the Great Explorations Children's Museum located in St Petersburg, Florida. This whimsical and colorful work of art was glazed in bright colors to attract the eye of a young audience.
"The aim is that my art should help to open a dialogue about unity through art between educators and students, who were not even born on 9/11/01, and to give pause for a moment of silence for all of us to never forget what happened on 9/11." says Richard Sean Manning.
Cognizant of the need to raise funds to include a 9/11 curriculum to programming at museums, prompted the artist to paint a series of Unity Art.
Together with his business partner, Laura Manning, they founded The Manning Arts as a platform to help 501c3 organizations raise money for worthy causes through an online art gallery.
Richard Sean Manning has pledged to paint 3000 original works of art as a memorial to all those who perished on 9/11. Even though his paintings are inspired by this tragic event, they are diverse in color and content and raise social awareness.
Laura Manning manages the back end of the business, photographing and documenting each work of art and maintaining the online art gallery.
She works with 501c3 organizations who register online to participate in The Manning Arts innovative fundraising initiative that has the potential of raising over $400 million for worthy causes.
'It sounds like a lot of money, but when you do the math, and figure that each original is available in a numbered series of 550 fine quality giclée prints, in 3 sizes, representing 1650 options per original, that's almost 5 million works of art." states Laura Manning.
Participating charities are assigned a unique URL that links them to The Manning Arts online art gallery, which they can upload to their website and share with their supporters.
The success of this fundraiser is based on getting the word out to loyal supporters to click on the link and purchase a work of art for their home, office or as a gift.
Included in every purchase is a 66% tax deductible, charitable contribution from the supporter to the charity that originates the order through their unique link.
At point of sale, funds are split by PayPal using an adapted payment integration that instantly deposits 66% of the proceeds of the order into the charity PayPal account.
The remaining 34% is deposited to The Manning Arts PayPal account and covers the cost of fulfilling the order, including handling and shipping directly to the supporter. It's as simple as that!
To inquire about your museum receiving a donation of a unique pair of '9/11 Twin Towers' or to register your 501c3 organization to participate in this creative fundraiser, please visit: www.TheManningArts.org
Music by Neshama Carlebach
Standard YouTube License