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Scholarship Chair, Print Editor: Poster/Catalog, Liaison for Fundraising Ken Ernst: Volunteer Support, Marketing and Promotions, Event Signage & Set-up As an art admirer, collector, and former potter, with a major in Studio Art , I became involved during the 2005 Baltimore exhibition. Our eldest son had had a pot selected for the 2001 exhibition in North Carolina, so I went to Baltimore with great enthusiasm. Schoolmates of our youngest son were selected into the Baltimore exhibition, and I went to chaperone and experience The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in person, learn about NCECA, have a personalized tour with Bob Feder, a personal friend and President of our organization, and ended up volunteering each day at The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition working beside countless others, lead by Co-Vice President and Curator, Leah Schlief-Freese. I was so very moved, energized, and inspired by what I had learned, and I wanted to do more with this wonderful organization. This experience at Baltimore became a catalyst for our family to do more for students of ceramics and their teachers. Sharing this experience with my husband, Ken, and our sons, we made a commitment to make a difference. "The inspiration for the creation of the Scholarship Fund endowment was to honor the vision, dedication and efforts of the ceramic educators, the students they mentor, and the many volunteers nationwide affiliated with bringing The National K-2 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation and its dream of having a Scholarship Fund to fruition. We welcome you to join our heartfelt commitment, and ask that you give generously to grow this fund for deserving student artists. They are our future." Feel inspired...Get gratefully accepts all help offered. Thank you for reading my story.