Michelle's Fund

Michelle Cilla was a dedicated art teacher in New York who was passionate about the Memory Project. Michelle passed away from cancer last year and her family created a fund to honor Michelle's legacy working with children in art.

In the Global Art Exchange, we usually request a financial contribution of $12 per student. Michelle’s Fund allows us to sponsor schools that match the following criteria.


If this sounds like a good match for your school, simply email us at art@memoryproject.org and we will plan for your participation!

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  • Open to under-resourced elementary and middle schools.

  • A teacher must be in charge of the participating students and serve as our contact.

  • Each group must use its own art supplies to create the artwork and pay for the postage to mail it to us. 

To donate by check, please write the check to "Memory Project - Michelle" and mail to:

The Memory Project

2163 N. Gateway St

Middleton, WI 53562

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