The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. It officially formed in 2005 from it’s predecessor, the Milt Gross Fund, and several bequests from various cartoonists including David Pascal, Herblock and Toni Mendez, as well as continuing donations and bequests from NCS members, other foundations and supporters. Today the NCSF continues the charitable and educational works the NCS has been well known for, including the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
Most recently, the NCSF has partnered with the The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning to sponsor their event in September. As a result, the Festival will be adding a silent auction of original comic art by NCS members, the proceeds of which will be given to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Kenosha Clinic and Margaret Ann’s Place an organization providing support, education, and awareness for children and their families who are grieving a death.
The Foundation quietly does a lot of thins kind of thing, and frankly they need more credit for such. Visit their website and check out the details on their efforts.
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