Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Self Help Graphics & Art is an arts institution that stands on the precipice of a new generation of service, artistic excellence, and innovation. For 45 years SHG has been dedicated to serving communities in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and beyond. Securing a permanent home is monumental for the Eastside community. This campaign calls on you, friends of SHG and a diverse array of public and private stakeholders who share in the SHG vision for a diverse, equitable, and robust community of artists and thought leaders dedicated to the propulsion of Chicana/o and Latinx printmaking in East Los Angeles

SHG's capital campaign has been developed to ensure an optimistic, realistic, and measured process in pursuit of the campaign goal of $6 million which provides for:

• The acquisition, retrofit, and renovation of 1300 East 1st Street.
• Upgrade and expansion of printmaking equipment and gallery facilities.
• A maintenance reserve–to ensure the building will receive proper care.
• A programming reserve–to ensure impactful programming.
• Soft costs to support the campaign, increased staff capacity and a contingency fund.

We need your generous involvement to make this vision a reality. Our goal is to reach the half way point of $3 million by June 30, 2019.

Make your pledge today. Gifts can be made over a period of three years.
SHG is offering a number of naming opportunities, as well as a robust set of annual incentives for donors at the level of $10,000.00 and above.

With your gift, we are able to empower young and emerging creative people, like internationally exhibiting and award-winning political artivist, Favianna Rodriguez, who states:

“Self Help Graphics supported me at a pivotal moment in my early artistic career, and I would not have reached success if it were not for the many years that SHG was my artistic home. SHG was the first place that invited me to create a print with a master printer, and this opened many doors for me and gave me the confidence to pursue my art. It only takes a few interventions in a young artist’s life to set them up for success, and SHG was that for me.”

Please invest in your creative community by making your gift pledge today:
fill out and mail a signed pledge card,
pledge through our secure website, or contact Betty Avila, at , (323) 881 - 6444.
Be part of building a home for Self Help Graphics & Art for decades to come!

Endy Bernal
Board Chair

Betty Avila
Executive Director



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Self Help Graphics & Art is grateful for the generous support of the following donors. Their commitment to our work and to the community on the Eastside and beyond is essential to the future of our work, and would not be possible without their contributions, their advocacy and their stewardship. We call on you, to join our Capital Campaign and be a part of the legacy of Self Help Graphics & Art. Join Today!



Zac Guevara*
• Alfred Fraijo and Art Becerra*
• Luis Rivera
• Karen Mary Davalos
• Keri Castaneda and Alejandro Lara
• Justin Woodward
• Paulina Flores
• Roberta Tinajero
• Yvonne Colacion
• Endy Bernal
• Wayne Perry

Genoveva Arellano
Rachel Allen
Katherine Bonalos
Jesse Casso
Karen Constine
Edgar & Norma Coronado
Glen Dake
Theresa Delgadillo
Lee Draper
Guisela La Torre
Lara Medina and Gilbert Cadena
Anita Miranda
Rita Morales
Kate O’Neal
Annemarie Perez
Nick Renteria
Terezita Romo
Kene Rosa
Belinda Teitel
Albert and Tracy Valencia
Linda Vallejo
Alice and Greg Velasquez

*Lead Gifts

• SHG Board Members

Government and Foundations:

La Vida Feliz Foundation
City of Los Angeles
County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Former County Supervisor Gloria Molina
Weingart Foundation
The California Endowment
California Community Foundation


Endy Bernal, President

Keri V. Castañeda, Vice chair
Chief Program OfficerAbilityFirst

Roberta Tinajero-Frankel, Secretary
Community Benefit ManagerKaiser Permanente

Luis Rivera, Treasurer
Accounting Manager
Penske Media Corporation

Yvonne Colacion
Design Director

Paulina M. Flores, Treasurer
Broad Foundation

Justin Woodward
Financial Analyst
Southern California Edison

Wayne Perry

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos
Department of Chicano & Latino Studies University of Minnesota

Alfred Fraijo Jr., Esq.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP