Help Gail Raise Funds To Attend The World-Renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Gail has been offered a place on the one-year International MA in Acting course at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as one of fourteen students worldwide! 

But with no available scholarships nor loans from the school nor the U.S. government, she still has one more financial hurdle to overcome. 

Upon acceptance, Gail was lucky enough to have most of the necessary funds through private grants, loans, and savings. She has been raising the remaining $15k needed to attend through a crowdfunding campaign with much success. Along the way, several friends, colleagues, and generous souls have found alternative ways to help raise funds or send her supplies. Below are some of the ways YOU can help make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a reality: 

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Gail's Generosity Campaign

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On June 7th Gail launched the #BringGailToBristol crowd fund campaign to raise $15k. She is over 50% funded with over 80 donors. On the campaign site you can watch a short video, as well as read a detailed description about her journey to BOVTS, why this is such an important opportunity, and peruse a delightful selection of backer rewards!


Limited Edition "Shakespeare invented the word swagger" Mug

October 27th until they run out! Limited quantity!

The perfect way to donate and start ticking off your holiday gift list!

Buy a loved one, or yourself, a custom-batch, 12oz, "Shakespeare invented the word swagger" mug! Priced at $45 - shipping & handling included (in the U.S.A), most mugs can be delivered before Christmas. 

My very talented brother, ceramic artist Luke Shalan, has donated a limited quantity of handmade ceramic mugs to help raise funds. You can find out more about his work and process here : http://www.lukeshalantechne.com/about/ 

Use this mug for coffee, tea, holding your quill, or even as a little beer stein.

To purchase, simply select the "Shakespeare Mug" reward one my fundraiser page, and leave the address where you would like the mug shipped. I will send you a confirmation email with an estimated date of delivery. 

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR MUG: https://www.generosity.com/projects/bring-gail-to-the-bristol-old-vic-theatre-school/payments/new?perk_amt=45&perk_id=4307298


Bid on FarceOne Originals

September 1- September 8, 2017

Graffiti Writer and Gallery Artist, Farce One, has generously donated two 8.5 x 11 pieces from his recent group show at the Diana Felber Gallery (West Stockbridge, MA) where they were listed for $100 each. 

Each piece starts at only $50 and will increase in $5 increments. Bidding opens early September and will take place on Gail's Facebook & Instagram.

Read this interview with Farce One up on the blog: click here to read.

For now, check out Farce One's website:


Bid on Handmade Hedda Marbler Journal

August 11- August 18, 2017

Book Binder and Journal Maker extraordinaire, Nicole Campana, generously donated this stunning, zebra wood bound, journal to raise money for my education! Bidding is now closed, but you can support her business and get yourself a gorgeous journal on her Hedda Marbler Easy page!

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Buy a Gift with Gillian to Donate

July 26th to July 31st, 2017

Gail's dear friend from back in her Riotous Youth days at Shakespeare & Company generously threw Gail a ThirtyOneGifts party to help raise funds. Friends could buy adorable, practical gifts for home & family while donating all proceeds to Gail's fundraising efforts. 
The fundraiser is now closed, but you can still shop via Gillian's ThirtyOne page! 


Read a Book to Raise Funds

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Author Francis Hamit has generously donated all proceeds after processing costs on sales of his historical fiction, The Shenandoah Spy, to Gail (who narrated The Shenandoah Spy as her very first audiobook) in efforts to help her raise funds. 

Hamit's Historical fact-based fiction follows Belle Boyd, the famous spy who was the first woman in American History to be formally commissioned an army officer.

Purchase through this link to donate:

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Got a Great Fundraising Idea?

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Do you have an alternative way you'd like to help Gail raise funds for her year of study? Maybe you make beautiful things? Maybe you sell them? Maybe you want to host a fundraiser at your restaurant, shop, social media account, or home? Or maybe you would just rather donate through PayPal?

All of these methods and more are so welcome! Please click below to reach out to Gail with your idea: