NFTs4Charity announced an upcoming NFT (non-fungible token) auction to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, in collaboration with
Paul Michael Glaser, the writer, actor, director, producer, philanthropist, and artist well-known for his role as Detective Dave Starsky on the popular 1970s television
series Starsky & Hutch.
“Paul has generously offered three of his artworks, and commissioned NFTs4Charity to animate and mint the digital art paintings as NFTs and manage an exciting online auction,”
announced founder, Lisa Fosdick.
Sixty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the charity Paul’s late wife, Elizabeth,
built to save her children and create a world free from HIV and AIDS.
In 1981, Elizabeth received a blood transfusion while giving birth to their first child, Ariel. After mother and daughter fell ill four years later,
it was discovered Elizabeth had contracted the HIV virus from the tainted transfusion, and unknowingly passed it on to Ariel through breastfeeding.
Paul and Elizabeth also learned their one-and-a-half-year-old son, Jake, contracted the virus in utero. Ariel died in 1988, just after her seventh birthday.
An AIDS activist and child advocate, Elizabeth Glaser died on December 3, 1994, at the age of 47. The couple's now adult son, Jake, passionately advocates on
behalf of young people living with HIV and AIDS around the world. Paul Michael Glaser is an honorary chairman of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
NFTs4Charity will mint the NFTs based on three of Paul’s stunning digital art paintings—“Orbs,” “Know My Name,” and “Eternal Circle.” Talented digital artist
Trish Classe Gianakis will animate the NFTs of Paul’s artwork, and The Glimpse Group,
a New York City based AR/VR company, will develop an online gallery Christine Marsh
AR/ VR Producer and Director is creating an animated video of the project.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Trish, The Glimpse Group, and Christine Marsh, as well as to have Paul and Jake’s support for the NFTs of Paul's paintings,”
said Fosdick. “NFTs4Charity is excited to introduce Paul Michael Glaser’s work to the world in an exciting new format, while raising critical support for the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s work to create an AIDS-free generation.”
The pieces are live on OpenSea and bidding is open until January 2, 2022
To Bid on Know My Name, Click Here
To Bid on Eternal Circle, Click Here
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Temple Beth David of Cheshire, CT is excited to announce the minting of their first NFT and possibly, the first NFT ever minted
to benefit a religious organization. Jodie Harris, past-president of Temple Beth David, said: “This NFT is a very creative work of
art, designed to share the concept of welcoming all members into a house of worship. We are excited to be, as far as we know,
the first temple in the world to embark on this new artistic journey and hope we can raise funds to help sustain our operations,
increase our scholarships, repair our aging building, and endow our future!”
NFTS are the acronym for Non-Fungible Tokens which at their essence are a certification of ownership of a unique digital asset.
NFTS represent a token that is stored on the blockchain (digital ledger) so they provide proof of ownership.
You can view this exclusive NFT, named “Awe and Reverence”, on the following platform: openseas.com.
This NFT was a collaborative effort featuring the creative animation of Spanish artist Tamara Delgado Garcia,
the wonderful music of Serbian violinist Jovana Krazic, and the beautiful rendering of the ark curtain and doors from
the American artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren.
Bidding on the NFT will begin on September 6, 2021 and remain open for one month, at which time the sale will be consummated. The NFT was a
joint project between the Temple Beth David fundraising committee led by Ruth Fiske Ratner, and NFTS4Charity, LLC, a company founded to help bring
this fundraising idea to organizations in need throughout the world.
Temple Beth David is a Reform Synagogue, led by Rabbi Micah Ellenson, and is dedicated to creating a space for inspiring worship,
engaging study and meaningful social action. Temple Beth David is located in the center of Cheshire, CT.
For more information on Temple Beth David, please visit tbdcheshire.org