Lost & Found:
A Pop-up Museum and Art Auction
TMC's 2021 Fundraiser

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ART AUCTION

Click here to view and bid on items for auction from November 20-December 4, or see them in-person at the museum!

*Artists receive 60% of auction proceeds.

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EVENT DETAILS

Buy tickets and learn more about this year's fundraiser pop-up museum and art auction!

Pay what you're able:

$5-250

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SPONSORSHIPS

Click here to view packages and purchase sponsorships to support the ongoing operations on the TMC.

From:

$250-$2000

 

Event Details

This year’s event will be a testament to TMC’s broad outreach and 49-year(!) history as Pittsburgh’s center for peace and justice-- featuring a pop-up museum and silent art auction with interactive exhibits for all ages and abilities.

Light snacks and alcohol will be available.

The event is designed to include everyone- by providing wheelchair-accessible, in-person and virtual viewings; multimedia and interactive presentations; and extended opening times to maintain covid safety.

Each ticket is for a specific half-hour time period, so that we can stay below the CDC recommended capacity for the venue while giving more people a chance to visit. Thanks for helping us keep each other safe(r)!

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We are thrilled to offer this year's fundraiser tickets on a "Pay What Makes You Happy" basis.

OPENING HOURS &

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DAY 1:

Friday December 3, 2021

4pm-10pm

DAY 2:

Saturday December 4, 2021

5pm-9pm

LOCATION:

5150 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

We strive to make our events inclusive and accessible to all and will present thought-provoking entertainment in a variety of mediums. We are grateful for your input regarding your personal needs and preferences, i.e. transportation, interpreters, food sensitivities.

Please contact info@thomasmertoncenter.org

 

Event Sponsorships

 

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Solidarity

Revolution

Resistance

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The East End Food Co-op

www.eastendfood.coop/

Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations

https://pittsburghpa.gov/chr/

Delta 9 PA

www.delta9pa.com/

Emily De Ferrari and Mel Packer

Nancy Gippert

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates

https://www.facebook.com/PPAdvocatesPA

Jessica Benner and Jonah McAllister-Erickson

First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Blue Lens LLC

http://lens.blue/

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

www.pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org/

Balcos Three LLC

Candice and Tim

Bonnie DiCarlo

Laura Quinn and James Hathaway

County Councilwoman Anita Prizio

Maggie's Farm Rum

ORIGINS, a program of Bridgeway

Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator

What should I pay?

Suggested Admission: $40
Pay-What-You-Can $5-$250

In order to make our annual fundraiser more accessible to those on a low income, we are using a sliding scale ticket price. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – so everyone is included in the fun!

Please use the guide below to consider how your access to wealth and privilege may allow you to contribute generously so we can keep the Thomas Merton Center strong and impactful!

Suggested $5-$40

• I frequently stress about meeting basic** needs and don’t always achieve them.
• I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs.
• I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing.
• I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford gas.
• I am unemployed or underemployed.
• I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance, for example, food banks and benefits.
• I have no access to savings.
• I have no or very limited expendable*** income.
• I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.
• I can’t afford a holiday or don’t have the ability to take time off without financial burden.

Suggested $40-$100

• I may stress about meeting my basic needs but am still regularly achieve them.
• I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
• I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford gas.
• I am employed.
• I might have access to financial savings.
• I have some expendable income.
• I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second-hand.
• I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden.

Suggested $100-$250

• I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs.
• I may have some debt but it doesn’t prohibit attainment of basic needs.
• I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property.
• I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford gas.
• I have access to financial savings.
• I have an expendable*** income.
• I can always buy new items.
• I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.

**BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation.

***EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.

 
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     Please consider supporting the TMC by becoming a sponsor of our annual fundraiser. As a small organization funded primarily by members and organizational donors, we sincerely appreciate your financial support and the opportunity to do this important work with you.

Typically, our annual fundraiser events bring in 300-400 guests. This year, as a multi-day event with longer hours, accessible ticket-pricing, and virtual options for those far away, we anticipate even more visitors than ever! In addition to visibility at the event, you will be acknowledged among our 2800 email subscribers, 3000+ IG followers and 5500 Facebook followers. 

 

Your sponsorship supports our Garfield thrift store, anti-racism workshops, and our work on social and environmental justice campaigns from local pandemic relief to international human rights. We also work in coalition with the PA Poor People’s Campaign, End the Deadly Exchange, Driving PA Forward, and #DropColcom.

We thank you for your contribution to our work and hope to see you at the celebration. 

*Please submit your ad or logo ASAP to sponsorship@thomasmertoncenter.org.

Deadline for sponsorship is October 30, 2021.

The Thomas Merton Center is officially licensed as a charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under Internal Revenue Service regulations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 5129 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 || 412-361-3022 || www.ThomasMertonCenter.org

Liberation Sponsor

  • 10 tickets to the event 

  • Logo and links featured in 4 weekly email blasts to 2800 subscribers

  • On-stage mention during event

  • Sponsor Highlight post w/ tags on TMC social media channels prior to event

  • Sponsor-themed email with logo & link to your website

  • Tagged in Facebook event description 

  • Logo displayed on Bar, Food or Music table

  • Inclusion in press release to media 

  • Pre-recorded and/or live-streamed 5-minute ad for virtual broadcast

  • Opportunity to address audience during the event

Revolution Sponsor

  • Six tickets to the event 

  • Logo & links featured in 3 weekly email blasts to 2800 subscribers 

  • On stage mention during event

  • Sponsor-themed email with logo & link to your website

  • Sponsor Highlight post w/ tags on TMC social media channels prior to event 

  • Acknowledgement in virtual broadcast

  • Tagged in Facebook event description

  • Inclusion in press release to media 

Resistance Sponsor

  • Four tickets to the event

  • Logo & links featured in 2 weekly email blasts to 2800 subscribers 

  • On-stage mention during event

  • Sponsor Highlight post w/ tags on TMC social media channels prior to event 

  • Acknowledgement in virtual broadcast

Solidarity Sponsor

  • Two tickets – one for you and a friend 

  • Sponsor Highlight post w/ tags on TMC social media channels prior to event 

  • (2) TMC Ceramic Coffee Mugs

  • Logo & Links featured in 1 weekly email blasts to 2800 subscribers

OR 

  • A photo of you at the event featured in weekly subscriber email

Thank you!