Friday, March 6, 2015

Mom crowdfunds online for her son's tuition fees by offering his art

By Henri Neuendorf

PENNSYLVANNIA---When a Pennsylvania art student learned that he owed $7,000 for his tuition fees, he shrewdly used his artistic talent to raise the money to pay back the debt. When Noah's mother eventually found out about his plan to leave school and work at a grocery store until he could repay his debt, she launched a fundraising campaign titled Will Paint for Tuition, which invited internet users to donate money in return for an original artwork by Noah. The young artist set his prices between $25 for a sketch or caricature, to $1,000 for commissioned works. Within two weeks Noah raised $8,110, surpassing his $7,000 goal. [link]