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 505-982-3765 and provide your credit card information.
By Stock, Monthly Pledges, Designations in your Will or from your Retirement Account
Please contact Dottie Indyke, executive director, at Dottie@CreativityForPeace.com or call 505-982-3765.
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.com 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 2015 we raised a total of $599,000. Individual gifts constituted 52 percent and foundations 36 percent. The balance came from businesses, faith communities and other organizations, government, earned income and miscellaneous sources.
In 2006, 147 donors made gifts to the organization. By 2015, that number had grown five-fold, to 700.
Creativity for Peace's 2015 expenses totaled $615,000 and approximately broke down as follows:
- Summer camp program: 30 percent
- Israel/Palestine program: 35 percent
- Administration: 17 percent
- Fundraising: 10 percent
- Academic scholarships: 4 percent
- Outreach to youth: 4 percent
A Sampling of Costs
Summer Camp, New Mexico
- Direct cost for one camper for three weeks: $5,000
- Staffing for one camp session: $35,000
- Airfare for one session: $40,000
- Direct cost for training one Young Leader for one year: $2,500
- Support and training for one camper for one year: $625
- Academic scholarships for one young woman for one year: $4,000
“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
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.
In its four-year history 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 Dottie Indyke at Dottie@CreativityForPeace.com.
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.
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.
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.