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November 28, 2017 

On this Giving Tuesday, I hope you will support FotoFest International 2017 Annual Fund dedicated to the upcoming FotoFest 2018 Biennial in Houston, and FotoFest’s year-round Literacy Through Photography learning program. 









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FotoFest – especially through the Biennial – has a million-dollar economic impact on Houston, and it brings thousands of people from all over the U.S. and the international world to Houston. This stimulus is very important to the city and its post-Harvey recovery.

After Harvey, working closely with partners, our in-school learning program, Literacy Through Photography, has mobilized to work in schools serving kids from low-income families severely affected by Harvey. FotoFest’s program uses photography to helps students with their comprehension, expression, reading, writings, and language skills. The program was in over 90 classrooms last year - many of them schools serving low-income neighborhoods. FotoFest is committed to serving schools and kids in need of these special programs.

Your gift today will support every aspect of FotoFest, the Biennial, and Literacy Through Photography. Please support these programs that create a platform for art, ideas, and cultural exchange that shares the spirit of Houston with the world.

Your support makes a difference. Thank you for making FotoFest part of your #GivingTuesday!

Thank you very much,

Steven Evans
Executive Director
FotoFest International

To donate via phone, please contact Marianne Stavenhagen at 713.223.5522 ext 19. 

FotoFest International is a platform for the exchange of art and ideas. Through international programs and the presentation of photographic and photography-related art, it brings together a global vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to social issues, community involvement, and the enrichment of cultural resources.

Many companies have matching gift programs which increase the value of your gift. If your company has a matching gift program, please fax the form to 713-223-5522 or e-mail it to Marianne Stavenhagen at

FotoFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts supporting our annual appeal are fully tax-deductible. Gifts of $1,000 and above will be acknowledged on FotoFest's website, printed materials, and on exhibition donor walls.

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