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VU is honored and privileged to have the opportunity  to host the second annual benefit for The Orchid Foundation: Artists  for the Orchid Foundation.    The 2021 benefit continues the momentum built in the inaugural 2020 benefit.  A phenomenal group of artists have come together to help this amazing group of young women.

The Orchid Foundation is a mentorship and scholarship program for underserved girls. We choose girls who are excelling in their academic and extracurricular pursuits to help fill the resource gap presented by their socioeconomic backgrounds.  Our mission is to mentor these girls to and through college.  We are small by design, going deep rather than broad.  We touch the lives of our “Orchids” with personal care, educational support and a broad-minded view of the world with designs to foster leaders for tomorrow.  These “Orchids” are 14-22 year old powerhouses who deserve the opportunities and success they are working so hard to attain.

“We are hands on with our Orchids, curating group events that build sisterhood amongst the girls, as well as one on one activities that cater to each girl’s individual needs. The focus is on building self esteem, character and the can do spirit needed to be successful in today’s world.”

For the second time, A truly incredible group of artists has come together and donated a phenomenal selection of works to this year’s benefit auction.  Previous artist supporters and new supporters  have graciously come together to support the Orchids.  The live auction was a resounding success!  We understand that timing for auctions is everything. Sometimes circumstances arise where one is unable to bid on certain works.  We understand this and so do our artist partners so we have extended our benefit and offer a select group of works for direct purchase. We invite you to explore the works below and purchase to show your support for the Orchid Foundation.

Beatrice Scaccia

Stefan Janoski

Charles Lutz

Nicole Franchy

Aaron Parazette

Elaine Reichek

Marianna Peragallo

Francesca Lalanne

Toshiaki Noda

Juanita Lanzo

Verdiana Patacchini

Hanae Utamura

Sophie Kitching

Leeza Meksin

Marnie Weber

Lina Puerta

Alfredo Jaar

Jay Elizondo

Valentina D'Amaro

Michela Martello

Rusudan Khizanishvili

Jamie Scholnick