In loving memory of our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend Russell, we are setting up a non-profit organization to assist, educate and fund emerging artists in the community.
We cannot do this without the love and support from all of you. Your donation will help to create an annual award, The Russell J. Efros Award Fund, at the School of Visual Arts (Russell's alma mater). This award will be designated to a senior undergraduate film and video student to fund their thesis project. SVA seniors are required to dedicate a full academic year to their thesis projects, and even though SVA provides students with significant guidance and resources, the students are required to put their own time, effort and most challenging, their financial resources into these projects. Funding will be determined and distributed annually by The SVA Alumni Society.
100% of the donations will benefit The Russell J. Efros Foundation, Inc. (a New York corporation in the process of applying for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status).
Stay tuned, much more to come.