Thank you for giving so generously—the Vigil for Faith and Art raised over $5000!
Towards the end of 2013 we decided that we needed to be transparent with regards to Ruminate’s finances, communicating our needs openly and honestly. You can read about our commitment to transparency here, and an outline of the costs of making a literary magazine like ours in this blog post
. In 2014 we are continuing this journey towards financial sustainability, and sharing that walk with you, our readers. Ruminate runs only two donation campaigns, Pages for Poets Writers and Artists, in the month of April, and the Vigil for Faith and Art at the close of each calendar year.
And we want to make sure that the gifts you give have a tangible impact on this community, furthering our mission of engaging faith and art. Therefore these dollars go towards the making of the magazine—Pages for Poets goes to contributor payments, and our Vigil for Faith and Art goes towards putting ink on paper and printing the carefully curated collection of poems, prose, and art in each issue.
I’m thrilled to announce that 2013’s Vigil raised over $5000 for Ruminate, enough to pay for an entire issue’s printing and postage!
Your gifts have allowed us to start the new year in a position of strength. We hope you’ll continue to support us throughout the year – you can do so by subscribing
, sharing Ruminate
with friends, or donating
, and building this community with us
I'm looking forward to sharing another year of Ruminate with you!
Keira Havens grew up in Hawaii where she was fascinated by flowers, bugs, and the ocean. After receiving her bachelor's in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2004, she accepted a commission in the United States Air Force. She left active duty to pursue a degree in a synthetic biology laboratory and received her MS from Colorado State University in 2014. Along the way, she has volunteered and worked in nonprofit marketing and outreach. She joined Ruminate’s team in 2010 and served as Ruminate's Marketing and Outreach Director from 2015-2017.
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