A BALLIN VAN
I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ORGANIZATION THAT A BALLIN VAN IS PARTNERING WITH IS
FOUNDED IN 1992, POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL'S (PBI’S) MISSION IS TO CONSERVE POLAR BEARS AND THE SEA ICE THEY DEPEND ON.
- SCIENTIST PREDICT THAT AS THE ARTIC CONTINUES TO WARM TWO THIRDS OF THE WORLD'S POLAR BEARS COULD DISAPPEAR WITHIN THIS CENTURY.
- ARTIC SEA ICE IS NOW DECLINING AT A RATE OF 12.8% PER DECADE.
- THIS SEA ICE PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN THE POLAR ECOSYSTEM. IT HELPS MODERATE OUR GLOBAL CLIMATE AFFECTING ALL LIFE FORMS.
- THIS CRUCIAL MATTER IS NOT ONLY ABOUT SAVING THESE PRECIOUS CREATURES AND THE OTHER ARTIC HABITANTS BUT OUR WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.
In April 2012, Abby Ballin Co-Founded a non profit organization called LilySarahGrace (LSG) which supports teachers in underfunded public elementary schools to reach all learners through the arts. Initially providing grants in the form of supplies to teachers who could show how they would teach their curriculum while incorporating the arts. LSG went on to add a professional development leg to the organization, so not only could they lend the materials needed to bring the arts back into the classroom, but the tools, resources and knowledge to do so.
In addition to Co-Founding LSG, Abby served as the Creative Director and head of marketing until June 2018. Producing and Directing awareness films, fundraisers, events and campaigns such as LSG's COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES campaign (see below). She currently still sits on the board while the fund is in transition.
To learn more about LSG please visit www.lilysarahgrace.org
COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES
A compilation of drawings based on the concept that all great thinkers think outside the box, LilySarahGrace enlisted some of the best, brightest and most unique thinkers of our generation to raise awareness for arts infused education in underfunded public schools. LSG handed artists from a number of different disciplines a sketchpad and a marker and asked them to create a simple line drawing.
Adam Scott, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Carole Feuerman, Casey Affleck, David Copperfield, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks, Elle Fanning, Eric Bogosian, Helen Ficalora, Jack Black, Jason Bateman, Jason Schwartzman, Jemima Kirke, Jessica Biel, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Knoxville, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Justin Vivian Bond, Laura Dern, Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham, Lionel Richie, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mario Batali, Mark Seliger, Mary Louise Parker, Naomi Watts, Natasha Lyonne, Nigel Sylvester, Rufus Wainwright, Sage Vaughn, Scott Caan, Tina Fey, Tom Arnold, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Ferrell, Will.i.am
LSG CREATED AN INTERACTIVE STREET CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY SHARPIE TO PROMOTE THE ONLINE AUCTION OF THE COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES DRAWINGS IN NYC.