The Jesse Kalisher Gallery donated a record amount to The Fisher House Foundation earlier today with the help of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Monte Yoder. The Fisher House Foundation helps wounded soldiers and their families.
This is the 6th annual fundraiser that The Jesse Kalisher Gallery has run for The Fisher House Foundation. This year, the gallery ran a raffle. One hundred percent of raffle proceeds were passed through to The Fisher House Foundation. Ken Tang, the winner of the raffle, has won a $3,000 limited edition fiber print of his choosing.
Jesse Kalisher’s fine art photography is in the permanent collections of museums including The Louvre, The Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and many other notable institutions.
Kalisher is an artist who both marched in opposition to the war in Iraq before the war began and has expressed support for the troops over the past five years through his gallery’s annual fundraiser.
The Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org) provides free housing for the families of military wounded within walking distance of military hospitals, uniting wounded soldiers with their loved ones during times of critical recovery and medical care. Forty thousand American men and women have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of the wars in both countries.
"We're thankful for great Americans like Jesse who have not only devoted their time, but also their talent, to helping support our troops,” said Cindy Clark, Spokesperson for The Fisher House Foundation. “There is such a great need to support our military families and those returning from the war, we cannot build houses without the help of all of America. We thank Jesse for his continuing support of the Fisher House Foundation."
"Holidays, birthdays & anniversaries have been celebrated with tears and smiles with people who truly understand what the other person is experiencing."
- Kamryn Jaroszewski