The Ink Well is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Our EIN# is 26-3551869



Thank You for Your Support

The Ink Well is an all volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit. 100% of your donation goes directly toward providing free, stimulating, encouraging arts activities to children facing illness and hardship in New York and Los Angeles.  Every dollar makes a difference so we are grateful for any amount you may be able to give.

All Donors receive recognition on our site for one year from their donation date, a personal letter of thanks, and a tax deductible receipt.

$500+ donors are permanently honored on our website and all promotional materials. 

$1000+ donors receive all of the above plus a signed work from one of our renowned artists. These donors also receive invitations to Ink Well parties and events.

Amazon Smile and eBay Programs: click the below links before making a purchase at Amazon or eBay and a portion of your purchase will automatically be donated to The Ink Well at no cost to you!

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Blick Art Materials 2020
We are honored to be sponsored by Blick Art Materials. They have enabled us to offer a wider range of activities, utilizing the highest quality materials available and to provide each child with their own art sets so they can continue creating on their own.


LEGACY DONOR $10,000-$14,999
The Carnival of Love  (06/2013)
Private Contributor (2011-2016) Annual donor!  We rely heavily on this contribution and are extremely humbled by this person’s generosity.

ARTISTS CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999

SUSTAINER $1000- $4999
Dick Blick Art Materials (2015-2018) Annual donor!

Peter de Séve (12/2018 and 12/2019)
Adrian and Patti Sinnott, made in honor of Andrew Thomas (12/1019)
Victoria Kann
‘s “Pinkalicious” and Crumbs Bake Shop (11/2010)
Teddy Theodoropoulos and the Coliseum Gym  (10/2009)

BENEFACTOR $500-$999
Todd Broder (05/2017)
Peter de Séve (2013, 2016, 2017, and 2019)
Diamond Dogs Bar (6/2015 and 6/2016).  Thank you to Nick and John Elezovic for throwing two Negroni fundraisers at their fantastic Astoria bar!
David and Patricia Paccia Monthly donor since 2014!  Sustaining donors make a huge difference.  Thank you, David and Patricia!
Maria Scrivan (11/2018)
Adrian Sinnott in honor of his mother, Bernadette (12/17)

PATRON $100-$499 (2017-2019)
David Hunt (12/2019)

FRIEND $0-$99 (2017-2019)
Lester Chen, in honor of David O’Hagan (07/2020)
Ricardo Simpson (12/2018)


It’s an honor to have renowned illustrator and character designer, Peter de Séve, on our board. It’s also an incredible thrill and hugely generous of him to auction off some of his original art work to support the Ink Well kids! Thank you so much, Peter. You are our knight in shining armor forever.
Regular donor.


We are overjoyed to announce a very generous donation of $10,000, made by The Carnival of Love! This incredible gift will allow us to hold many more events and to reach far more children than we could have without their help.  Please check out the great work these wonderful people are doing:
Donation year: 2013

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Thank you to The Society of Illustrators for donating children’s books!  What a great way to kick off the school year. We are also so proud to have partnered with this legendary organization on multiple events for the Ink Well kids over the years.




Legal Counsel: thank you to Gowri Krishna of Urban Justice Center for getting us started at the very beginning and to David Kaye, William McNamara, Nathaniel Browand, and Greg Holland of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy who have graciously donated many hours of legal assistance over the years.

Accounting: thank you to Robert Starr for generously supporting The Ink Well through in-kind accounting services.

Annual Party: we are indebted to the lovely actress and kind soul, Jill Larson, for hosting our annual parties in her home.

Sal Amendola and Dan Piraro at New York Methodist Hospital

Ink Well T-Shirts!


Contact us to buy an Ink Well t-shirt. They are $30 each and all proceeds go toward our free arts events for children facing illness and hardship. These tees are made from fine, ring-spun cotton so they’re really soft and comfy.  

Sergei Aniskov at St. Mary’s Hospital