Changing our approach to life after loss, much like a Dinner Party, cannot be done alone. Here's a huge thank you to everyone who's helped us make The Dinner Party possible - whether through a donation, an introduction, or a potluck contribution.  


In December 2013, we opened our doors with the launch of our first-ever Indiegogo campaign. At the time, we wondered how many people felt the same way we did, craving a chance to turn what had felt so often like a scarlet letter into a catalyst that could inspire profound conversations and connections. We wondered if others would see the potential what we could see. 

Thanks to you, those questions were quickly put to rest.

A year later, you did it again.

As of September 2015, 65% of our funding has come from crowdfunding: that is to say, from you. Thank you. Scroll down for a complete list of our makers.


                                                  

                                              

 

 

Have a crazy brilliant idea in need of funding? Each week, Awesome Without Borders -- a collaboration between The Harnisch Foundation and The Awesome Foundation -- forwards the interest of awesomeness in the universe with $1,000 no-strings-attached grants. (Yes, they really are that cool.) They supported TDP back in February 2014, when we were little more than a collection of friends with a big idea. We remain forever grateful.  


                                                                                       

                                                                                       

Kalliopeia Foundation is dedicated to supporting deeply holistic organizations and projects in a wide variety of fields that awaken us to our interdependence with one another and with the Earth. Their goal? To re-align "our systems of living to be in accord with the principles of reverence, resilience, reciprocity, and respect for all life." *Applause.* 

 

 

Individual Supporters

Karabi Acharya
Ruthie Ackerman
Rachel Adams
Jessica Ahoubim
Robin Akashi
Chelsea Alexander
Nasreen Alkhateeb
James Allyn
Sean Alpert
Danielle Amero
Chloe Anderson
Jacob Appel
Anna Arena
Amit Arora
Dev Aujla
Ryan Bailey
Jeanette Baird
Benjamin Balagur
Molly Barker
Hanae Baruchel
Abigail Baxendale
Laura Becker
Meredith Bell
Andrew Benedict-Nelson
Alberto Benitez
Elizabeth Benjamin
Laurie Benjamin
Erica Berger
Jocelyn Berger
Alex Bernadotte
Amanda Berrill
Brittany Berryman
Risa Berryman
Lily Black
Carla Blumenthal
Emily Bosland
Philippe Bouchard
Lois Bridges
Cody Brinton
Melissa Brody
Jess Brownell
Sebastian Buck
Sarah Burke-Gorewitz
Ben Callaway
Donna Callejon
Tim Carpenter
Anthony Carrigan
Virginia Carson
Terry Chadsey
Catrina Chang
JaneinChavez
Amy Cheng Tran
Carl L. & Effie T. Christiansen
Abby Chroman
Susannah Churchill
Hannah Coakley
Justin Cohn
Sarah Coleman
Tyler Collins
Elizabeth Cooper-Mullin
Connie Corley
Angelica Corral
Michelle Corral
Laura Covington
Michele Crisafulli
KelseyCrowe
Christen Daniel
Margaret Davies
Jane Davis, in memory of Mary Grant Williams
Abby Davisson
Jessica De Jesus
Greta Deerson
Madeleine Deininger
Jon Desimone
AdrianDewind
Kyle Dietrich
Elizabeth Dill
James Dillard
Mary DiPietro
Sheila Dirickson
Sam Dolbee
Sean Donnelly
Noah Drori
Danielle & Christopher Dumm
Alexis Early
Anna Ebbesen
Bill Ehlers
Jonathan Eisen
Koshin Paley Ellison
Kelly Erlandson
Pam Erlandson
Karen Erlichman
Felice Espiritu
Lisa Estrin
Vera Fabian
Katelyn Faith
Elizabeth Fernandez
James Fernandez
Jan Fernandez
Jose Fernandez
David Flink
Phyllis Flowers
Farah Fosse
Lisa Frangello
Allison Frieze
Katherine Fulton and Katharine Kunst
Shannon Fyfe
Patsy Fyfe
Meagan Gamache
Iselin Gambert
Robin Gaphni
Lizzie Garrett
Grant Garrison
Jackie Gillet
Molly Gillin
Mirta Gilson
Deborah Gitell
Meg Glasser
Dirk Graham
Maggie Greene
Eva Grenier
Brandon Gruzen
YsetteGuevara
Susan Haas
Laura Hadden
Peter Haderlein
William Hale, in honor of Saunders Moore
Keith Hammonds
Brian Hardwick
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Bob & Holly Harris
Laurel Harris
Fran Hauser
Amy Hayden
Tracey D. Hicks
Sheridan Hill
Brian Hill
Adam Horowitz
Roger & Annemarie Horowitz
Charles Howe
Ann Howell
Krista Howell
Ryan Hubbard
Shahid Hussain
Liann Ishizuka
Scott Jackson
Judy Janec
Kristen Jeffers
Cord Jefferson
Andrea Jones
Franklin Jones
Mary Olive Jones
Benjamin Judkewitz
Melanie Kahl
David Kalmus
Ben Kander
Max Kanter
Cecily Kaplan
Paul Karp
Patricia Karpas
Joey Katona
Asha Kaufman
Maggie Kay
Sara Kaye
Eva Kedar
Robin Kennedy
Brenda Kiefer
Ashely Kiehnau
Marina Kim
Scott Kleinman
Melissa Kline
Anne Koller
Adam Kosberg
Dara Kosberg
Brittany Koteles
Floor Koudijs
Robin Kraft
Erin Krampetz
arty Krasney
Isis Krause
Wil Kristin
Casper Ter Kuile
Esther Kustanowitz
Jessica Lambert
Stephanie Lau
Kristian Lau
Meghan Lazier
Margaret Lee
Samantha Levine
Jeffrey Lerman
Dylan Lewis
Zenia Lewis
Eric Lim
Erin Lim
Chaz Littlejohn
Grey Littlewood
Laura Lineback
Justin Liszanckie
Emily Loeb
Stefanie London, in memory of Meredith Littlejohn, and in honor of Madeline Emery and Chaz Littlejohn
Julie Lorenzon
Hollie Loson
Andy & Sybil MacBeth
Peter MacBeth
Francesca & Peter MacBeth
Becca Major
Pearl Malt
Vanessa Marcell
Rob Marnell
Spud Marshall
Courtney Martin
Sarah Mathew
Emily May
Maryann McCabe
Colleen McCarthy
Marisa McCarthy
Kyle McCurdy
Rimes and Kathryn McElveen
Debbie McGill
Kelly McGonigal
Jean McLaughlin
Kate McLaughlin
Moira McMahon
Pamela Meskin
Douglas Miller
Juliana Miller
Kevin Miller
Mike Milone
Lara Milozek
Gabe Miner
Douglas Minson
Catherine Mitchell
Hannah Mode
Kathy Morell
Cara Morse
Shaina Mote
Violetta Muselli
Betty Nakato
Salem Neff
Edna Neivert
Shauna Nep
Hillary Newman
Nora Nguyen
Jason Nichols
Savanna Nilsen
Scott Nine
Michael Norton
Julie Nusbaum
Jeanne Ostro
Ryla Jules Ostro
Parker Palmer
Roshan Paul
Sarah Perez
Chelsea Petroe
Maria Clara Pinheiro
Daisy Pistey-Lyhne
Vanessa Portois
Mamie Potter
Stephanie Potter
Jonathan Powers
Hannah Prentice-Dunn
Suzanna Publicker
Stephanie Publicker
Emily Ranii
Maria Rapier
Vicki Rashbaum
Heather Regnier
Nathan Render
Katherine Reynolds
James A Rice
Lindsey Ricker
Sonja Rienecker
Jess Rimington
Marty Rod
Katie Rogers
Josh Rolf
Stacey Roll
Tracy Roosevelt
Ann M.Roosevelt
Theresa Roosevelt
Katharina Rosenberger
Alan Ross
Lindsay Rothschild
Marley Roveto
Alexandra Russell
Dalit Saad
Jess Sand
Andrew Satten
Katey Scanlon
Jules Schaefer
Evy Schiffman
Andy Schlachtenhaufen
Gwen Schroeder
Jessica Schwab
Rachel Schwartz
Kayla Sedgwick
Rob Shafer
Bonnie Sheppard
Jill Sheppard
Anona Shugart
Anna Silverman
Eva Silverman
Julie Simon
Asha Sitaram
Andrew Slack
Mary Small
Alex Snider
Kristina Southam
Kathleen Spero
Joanna Spoth
Nedjo Spaich
Travis Starkey
Julia Stein
Kimberly Stiner-Zercoe
Dan Stowell
Kim Strouse
Greg Sunter
Mike Swor
Brian Sykora
Caroline Tassot
Seema Thakker
Vipin Thekkekalathil
Seni Thomas
Harry Thompson
Angie   Thurston
Jennifer Toth
Guy Tower
Carrie Towsley
Amy Tran
Christina Tran
Norman Tran
Janelle Treibitz
Seth Tulman
Sharon Turner
Jerri Udelson
Janelle Van Der Lugt
Ryan Vanderbilt
Tyler Varing
Janet Visick
Emily Wagner
Sean Waldheim
Jeffrey Walker
Madeline Walter
Clarence Wardell
Kacie Watkins
Ardath Weaver
Alan Webb
Zach Weismann
Doug Weiss
Anna Weiss
Kelly Welsh
Mary Wendt
Amanda White
Jennifer White
Benjamin Williams
Michael Williams
Reid Williams Foundation
Laura Williamson
Mark Winkeller
Lindsey Witmer Collins
Tina Wittmer
Tally Wolff
Leora   Wolf-Prusan
Wondros
Jim & Abby Woods
Jessica Woodward
Meredith Worden
Helen Wright
Jessica Yeats
Meghan Yeats
Manasa Yeturu
Michael Zakaras
Laura Zax
Lisa Zeitz
Josh Zipin
Marla Zipin
Paul Zitarelli

 

web & print design: 

Jessica DeJesus
Maggie Greene
Zoe Zoe Sheen
Eva Silverman

 

Film: 

Sean Donnelly
Brett Fallentine
Alex Gorosh
Niles Howard
Andy Schlachtenhaufen

  

 

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

- Amy Poehler