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To our team [The Writing's on the Wall]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
Founder and president
January 1993 to September 1995

Nothing is ever accomplished without the work of many helping hands and caring hearts. The Writing’s on the Wall is the collaboration of dozens of people, and my gratitude goes out to each and every one for turning this idea that once was my master’s thesis into a working organization. — Hope


HOPE KATZ, president and founder
A journalist, poet and fiction writer, Hope has worked at The Miami Herald, New Miami magazine and the George Washington University before starting the Writing’s On the Wall in January 1993. She has won several writing awards from the Florida Magazine Association, and is listed in Who’s Who of American Business Women and International Who’s Who.

MICHAEL GIBBS, art director
Michael is a Washington, DC illustrator and designer who has created the logo, book and look for the project. His work appears regularly in The Washington Post, United Airlines’ magazine, Mid-Atlantic Country magazine, Teacher magazine & Education Weekly.

JEFF WHEELER, architect
Jeff is a San Francisco architect who designed the “Wish House,” on which the children’s art is displayed. The house is a freestanding, mobile structure that travels with the project.

Jane Grossenbacher, San Francisco, CA
Ken Smith, Marin County, CA
Jack Dunthitt, Washington, DC

• Amity Press — rubber stamps
• Classic Printing — silkscreen T-shirts
• Fiskars Scissors
• Just Film — film, color processing
• The Lee Jean Company — T-shirts
• Marin Ceramics — clay, firing, glaze for artist / photographer / writer medals
• Office Depot — art and office supplies
• The Great Frame Up — frames, cardboard for wish bricks
• The Polaroid Foundation — cameras and film
• Yasutomo & Company — art supplies

• Patricia Edwards, art director, Marin City Fine Arts Project
• Bob Evans, special exhibits director, Capital Children’s Museum
• Rumu Sarkar, U.S. State Department, pro-bono legal services
• Judi Shills, coordinator Capital Children’s Museum
• Sebene Selassie, co-director, Tenderloin After School Project
• Collette Sweeney, director, First Exposures/The Eye Gallery
• Elisse Webster, director, Children’s Cultural Center
• Gerard Zack, Zack & Riggs, pro-bono accounting services


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"I get by with a little help from my friends," says Hope, who gives special thanks to:

• MICHAEL GIBBS, website illustration and design: www.michaelgibbs.com
• MAX KUKOY, website development: www.maxwebworks.com
• STEVE BARRETT, portrait of Hope on Bio page: www.stevebarrettphotography.com

Contact HOPE KATZ GIBBS by phone [703-346-6975] or email.