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Our success depends on individuals and contributors like you! Join us as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary in 2012!
In 1977, through the vision of the internationally acclaimed filmmaker and educator James Blue, with founding director Ed Hugetz and initial financial support of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, SWAMP became the first Texas independent nonprofit organization for the “citizen filmmaker.” Over the course of its history, SWAMPrecognized and supported the work of such noted filmmakers as Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez and Jane Campion, and helped Texas filmmakers receive over $2 million for their non-commercial films in the last 13 years alone.
Today SWAMP offers aspiring filmmakers of all ages professional development workshops, after-school programs, summer film classes, special screenings, fiscal sponsorship, THE TERRITORY (our Texas PBS broadcast series), grant opportunities, collaborative events, and much more in our mission to promote the creation and appreciation of film, video and new media as art forms of our multicultural community.
SWAMP’s educational programs and screenings, directly benefit an average of some 2800 filmmakers and film-lovers annually. Although we depend on partial funding from The Houston Endowment, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, The Brown Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Houston Film Commission, SWAMP needs YOU!
As we enter our 35th year of service to Texas filmmakers and film fans, your generous contribution will help SWAMP to fulfill our mission and shape the course of our future for the next 35 years.
Please make your tax deductible contribution now by calling 713-522-8592 x2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request, and remember that no amount is too small.
Looking for other ways to contribute? SOUTHWEST ALTERNATE MEDIA PROJECT (SWAMP) announces a new innovative program to raise funds while SAVING YOU MONEY!
Want to save money while helping SWAMP?
Cut your electricity rate up to 45% and help us grow!
The program is called Power Servants. The founder – Frank Eakin – is a reputable businessman in the energy industry and filmmaker member of SWAMP. Power Servants will secure you deep discount electricity rates from big brand marketers (including Reliant affiliates) by using Power Servants’ group discounts and expertise. Power Servants will share the net savings they produce for you as a donation to SWAMP. Everyone wins!
- 100% risk free. Licensed by the Texas Public Utility Commission
- Power Servants is paid from a portion of the savings
- Requires only 10 minutes of your time. Power Servants does all the work.
- Power Servants continuously monitor your account to ensure you receive the lowest rate when you renew. They only recommend the rates of top tier retail providers.
You’ll never have to worry about your electricity rate again!
For a free, no obligation estimate of your savings, go to (password: giver). Or just email a recent copy of your electricity bill to Save@ElectricityClub.com. If your current plan has an early cancellation fee, that’s okay, they take this into account.
Thank you for helping SWAMP to prosper!
Mary M. Lampe
SWAMP Executive Director