Family, Friends and Supporters

Please consider a donation to Talent Agency Teen Art Portfolio Development, Inc. as a tax deductible gift to creative youth working for an opportunity to use their talents to pursue careers in art and design programs. The city of Syracuse is challenged with the highest concentration of poverty among black and Latino communities in the nation, with poverty levels high among all people in the city.

Talent Agency is one effort to address this situation for youth that are happy to work for chance to have a future free of poverty. Watching these young people apply themselves to improving their skills, and exemplifying discipline is an inspiration to all of us who are fortunate to work with them.

Supporter Tiers

SupporterPledge $1 or more
At this level you fund:
-$10: One SlideRoom portfolio for a student's college application
-$30: Snacks for a week of programming
-$50: 2 sheet pizzas for Friday Night Art and Pizza
FreshmanPledge $100 or more
At this level you fund:
-$100: 2 large portfolio carry cases or 3 canvas pads for painting
or any of the above tiers.
SophomorePledge $200 or more
At this level you fund:
JuniorPledge $500 or more
At this level you fund:
-$500: Paints for a full session
or any of the above tiers.
SeniorPledge $1,000 or more
MFAPledge $3,000 or more
At this level you fund:
-$3,000: all materials and consumable items for fall or spring sessions
or any of the above tiers.
PhDPledge $5,000 or more

Talent Agency is a non-profit program dedicated to creating and developing educational opportunities for Syracuse City high school students in the visual arts.


Donations of monetary, in-kind, and volunteer support are welcome.


Current and Past Funders
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1942-2015  Ralph Rimauldo, a dear friend of the program. In February, our studio landlord, friend and constant supporter passed away. Ralph never missed a Talent Agency event in the 5 years of the program, and he was a flexible and patient landlord whose kindness and belief in the teens made it possible for us to grow our program at 831 W Fayette. Ralph will be sorely missed.

Special thank you to City of Syracuse high school art teachers for their expertise and preparation of the students that participate in the program.