How does over $40,000.00 raised in 3 months sound to you? You like? Keep reading...Abbe loooooooves to raise dollars for charities and organizations
dedicated to "fighting the good fight." Yours could be next!
Through Abbedoesit, Abbe prides herself on honoring the ideas and philosophies of the community in which she lives and loves. With the absolute
conviction that all people should be treated with respect, dignity and love, Abbe created and launched
"All Love, All Woodstock," a benefit concert for
Constance McMillan and the ACLU, held on June 25th, 2010 in Woodstock, New York at the fabulous Bearsville Theater and featuring performances and
participation from icons like Ronnie Spector and Lady Gaga. Proceeds from the concert, live and silent auctions and contributions from generous
individuals and businesses alike all went directly to McMillen, the ACLU and the Onteora Central School District's Gay/Straight Alliance.
In planning ALAW, Abbe said she was motivated by McMillen's grace, bravery and determination in not backing down when her civil rights were violated
by her school district in her home state of Mississippi. Abbe's infectious enthusiasm to bring McMillan, her family and their legal team from the ACLU
here to Woodstock to honor them with a mind-blowing outrageous dance party was embraced town-wide and reported on in national media including Sirius XM
radio, reaching over 2 million listeners. Abbe motivated area businesses, restaurants, performers- you name it! - to give generously of their time. She had the participation of school
kids and their parents as well as drag queens and their royal courts...all in the name of love.
Through ALAW, Abbe and Abbedoesit formed a 501c3 not-for-profit foundation dedicated to fostering arts and education in and around the Hudson Valley.
Abbe is able to "umbrella" other worthy organizations and offers them the cost-saving benefits of raising funds via a 501c3.
Current projects include fundraising for the newly formed MIPA (Mid Hudson Institute for Performing Arts), an organization dedicated to reintroducing
and revitalizing performing arts in public schools. Abbe only takes on one or two fundraising clients at one time, given the scope of the
work needed to truly raise substantial funds.