Make payable to Creativity for Peace. Mail to 369 Montezuma Avenue, no. 566, Santa Fe, NM 87501
By Credit Card
Call Creativity for Peace at 505-819-8138 and provide your credit card information.
By Stock, Monthly Pledges, Designations in your Will or from your Retirement Account
Please contact Tarrie Burnett, executive director, at Tarrie@CreativityForPeace.org or call 505-819-8138.
Donate a Car
Your old car can have a new life, driving peace! For information, click here.
We appreciate the contribution of these items, either new or gently used:
- Gift cards: auto fuel, groceries, office and art supplies
- Frequent flyer miles
- Bath towels, sheets and pillow cases, new or gently used
To make a donation of a new or gently used item please contact Kirsten Szykitka.
Please contact Kirsten Szykitka at Kirsten@CreativityForPeace.org or call 360-643-3951.
Creativity for Peace is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a registered American nonprofit doing business in Israel.
Creativity for Peace's income is derived exclusively from contributions by individuals, family and community foundations, and businesses. Our total operating budget must be raised each year.
In 2018, income totaled $675,000 plus a gift of $194,000 designated for visibility building work. Individual gifts constituted approximately 60 percent and foundations 30 percent. The balance came from businesses, faith communities and other organizations, earned income and miscellaneous sources.
In 2006, 147 donors made gifts to the organization. By 2018, that number had quadrupled.
Creativity for Peace's 2018 expenses totaled $700,000 and approximately broke down as follows:
- Programs in the United States, Israel and Palestine: $525,000
- Operations and management: $105,000
- Fundraising: $70,000
A Sampling of Costs
Summer Camp, New Mexico
- Direct cost for one camper for three weeks: $7,500
- Direct cost of staffing for one camp session: $65,000
- Airfare for one camp session: $35,000
Programs in Palestine/Israel
- Direct cost for training one Young Leader for one year: $3,000
- Total cost for all programs in Palestine/Israel: $312,000
“I have supported the cause of peace for 60 years and I still believe it attainable. I think your organization is doing the best work of any group that I have encountered.”
Mickey Klein, donor
The Gloria Hocking Fund for Peace
Gloria was a major supporter of Creativity for Peace for 11 years before her death in 2018. She taught workshops for campers, hosted Young Leaders and volunteer events at her homes in Dallas and Santa Fe, introduced the organization to many friends, forged a relationship between Creativity for Peace and St. Michael and All Angels Church in Dallas, organized fundraisers, and much more.
In recognition of her passionate advocacy, her abiding belief and hope for peace in the Holy Land, and her warm and loving relationships with our Board, staff, volunteers, and young women, Creativity for Peace has established the Gloria Hocking Fund for Peace in her memory.
This fund will underwrite the costs of training high school-age girls from Palestine and Israel to be leaders and peacemakers, including our summer peace intensive (camp) in New Mexico, two-years of seminars in the Middle East, and Young Leader speaking tours in the United States.
Gifts to the fund may be made on the donation form at the top of the page or mailed to Creativity for Peace, 369 Montezuma Avenue, no. 566, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Leslie Nathanson Juris Leadership Fund
Leslie Nathanson Juris was a founding Creativity for Peace Board member who served from 2006 to 2010. As an emeritus Board member she continues to play an active role as mentor, advisor, fund- and friend-raiser.
In 2010, in recognition of Leslie's extraordinary contributions, the Board of Directors established the Leslie Nathanson Juris Leadership Fund to support innovative leadership training for our young women in Palestine and Israel—programs that develop our participants' skills and influence.
The fund has supported projects such as:
- Dialogue workshops with young Arab and Jewish women from Acco, Israel, facilitated by Creativity for Peace Young Leaders
- Transforming Conflict workshops with young American women, developed and facilitated by Young Leaders
- Training for Young Leaders to work as dialogue facilitators, project managers, and public speakers
If you would like to learn more or contribute, please contact Tarrie Burnett at Tarrie@CreativityForPeace.org.
Mar. 29, 1945 – Feb. 6, 2016
Remembered by Creativity for Peace
Lorraine was born and raised in New York City and studied art at Connecticut College and the University of Pennsylvania and worked her entire life as an artist, poet, and educator. Among many notable accomplishments during 30 years in New Mexico was her role in the creation of ArtWorks, an organization that developed art, art-making, teaching, and music for the public and students in Santa Fe Public Schools. Lorraine’s stated mission in life was to know God through her Buddhist practice; to create beauty; and to be generous with whatever she had or was.
Tasmin Faith Bemis
Jun. 23, 1966 – Jun. 18, 2005
Remembered by her mother, Lisa Bemis
Tammy had a keen and pointed sense of humor. She was creative in her participation and in all her activities. She had an intimate and loving relationship with her dogs, pony, and other animals. She loved her family and its’ traditions. She brought a spark to everything and everyone she touched.
Connie Kaiserman Robinson
June 2, 1945 – January 18, 2020
Remembered by Creativity for Peace
Connie Kaiserman Robinson was a staunch supporter of Creativity for Peace for the last ten years and served as an integral board member for the last six. Connie’s fiery spirit and generosity will forever be remembered. Honoring her final wishes, her son Homer and daughter Lyle, assured that Connie’s legacy would continue by endowing three camper fellowships each year, ensuring that Palestinians, Israelis and Arab young women living in Israel will continue to come to camp each year, regardless of their ability to pay. Connie and Steve Robinson are survived by five grandchildren, who all believe in the values behind her commitment to create these fellowships. As a filmmaker for much of her life, Connie was incredibly supportive of the 2020 film project that we are embarking on to tell the story of our young women’s transformation. This film is dedicated to Connie’s incredible life and the legacy she now leaves for generations of rising peacemakers.
Jesse M. Leibowitz
Jan. 16, 1982 - Apr. 12, 2010
Remembered by his mother, Satya Deborah Kirsch
Jesse lived a rich and full life. With a degree in international and global studies, he studied in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, and Israel. He was sensitive and smart and had a great sense of humor. What was most important to Jesse were his friends and family. He was larger than life and he and his memory live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Sept. 26, 1921 - Feb. 24, 2012
Remembered by her daughter, Sally Rupert
Barbara Murphy was a devoted wife and mother. She enriched the lives of her husband of 60 years and her three children and touched many others, including her extended family and friends. An incredibly strong woman, she was a 50-year cancer survivor. She wanted women to become leaders in their respective fields. She also was a champion for world peace.
Yasmin Talman Gabel
December 4, 1960 - June 14, 2019
Remembered by Creativity for Peace
Our beloved Community facilitator, Yasmin Talmon Gabel, has passed away after a two-year struggle with cancer. Yasmin was part of the CFP committee and supported its work and vision for many years through her motherly connection with CFP alumni's, always with an open heart. Yasmin was brave and graceful her entire life, was not afraid of death, was not sorry for herself, and never ceasing to take an interest in others, supporting everyone, helping and influencing with wise advice. This is a deep and sad loss to her family as well as to the CFP community.Yasmin will always be our inspiration.
Louise Hocking Smith
February 9, 1926 – May 3, 2016
Remembered by her family
Louise was born in Shanghai, China to Sam Hocking, who was teaching English there, and Ada Eickmeyer Hocking, who was working at the YMCA. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery, Alabama, where she met her husband, Harwell F. Smith, in the first grade. She raised three children in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and lived a life of gratitude and love for everyone and everything she encountered.
Aug. 19, 1944 – Dec. 4, 2015
Remembered by her sister Sue Barnum
Betsy brought delight to all who knew her. She was always available to those who were near and dear and she had a gift for making each person feel special. She will forever be remembered for her sense of humor and her ability to find joy in every situation. From childhood she was a natural peacemaker.