“When you teach kids how to tell stories, they have a better chance at everything.” — Sherman Alexie

Deep provides every Young Author Scholarship at absolutely no cost to the kids, parents,or schools. Your gift can bring this award-winning program to talented young authors in your community.


Deep Patrons help kids write and publish their first stories. Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli all had patrons, and now with your help, deserving young people in Savannah can have patrons too. The cost for one full Young Author Scholarship to Deep’s award-winning program is only $144 annually, but with the help of our Deep Patrons, we can provide it at absolutely no cost to kids, parents, or schools. Deep’s Patrons make a monthly or annual gift to support young writers at a time when they need it most—middle school. Become a Deep Patron by clicking on the button below. (You'll be prompted to select your gift and frequency. $12 a month—or $144 annually—sponsors a scholarship for one DeepKid.)


To make a one-time donation . . . 

  • Mail a check to Deep Center at PO Box 5582 Savannah, GA 31414

  •  Or Give below:


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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I become a Deep Patron?

Being a “Deep Patron” means making a recurring gift (either monthly or annually). Even a small recurring gift is ver powerful and truly makes you a patron of the arts! Just $12/month (or $144/year) is all it costs to put one kid through the entire semester-long workshop series (including publication!).

Do I have to do recurring monthly gifts? What if I just donate once?

Deep Patrons make a recurring online gift, but if you make a one-time donation, we appreciate that support, too, of course! Monthly or yearly gifts benefit both you and Deep; they’re easy and affordable for you, and they provide the Deep program with stable, regular income that helps us recruit our students earlier and plan our workshops more effectively.

Do you really need my help?

YES! We absolutely need your help! As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we depend on the generosity of our community members to make this mission happen. You patronage means that one more student will get to tell his story. Being a Deep Patron doesn’t take a lot of money, but it does make a big difference in a young person’s life.

How do I cancel?

It’s easy! Just email writewithus@deepkids.com and we’ll cancel your subscription within a week. Or, click go to your confirmation email to click and manager your subscription, and just select “unsubscribe.” (But please don’t!)

How is the money spent?

Your gifts provide scholarships to the Deep after-school writing program. Scholarships fund classroom materials, anthology publication, curriculum development, and (most importantly) rigorous training and continued support for the Writing Fellows, who mentor the kids every week. At Deep, we value people and providing a high-quality service, so we focus on supporting a team of smart, dedicated, and well-trained leaders who provide a truly outstanding opportunity for our DeepKids. For more information, check out our budget breakdown below:


Our Annual Operating Budget Reflects Our Overall Values

Deep Values and invests in a talented and professional staff of trustworthy stewards


A Single Workshop Budget Reflects a Commitment to Providing a Quality Service

The cost for a full Young Author Scholarship to Deep's award-winning program is just $144, and we can provide it at absolutely no cost to each kid because of our generous supporters.


Thank you to all of our generous supporters:


Deep Patrons

John Atkinson
Alexander Rothmeier
Ann Woolner
Ashley O’Brien

Barbara Getz

Ben Goggins

Brianne Turgeon

Catherine Killingsworth

Celia Irvine

Chad Faries

Chris Richardson

Christian Petersen

Elizabeth Killingsworth

Emmett Wood

Erika Brown

Gerry M. Morgan

Helen Bradley

Janice Wrenn

 

Joanna Dasher

Joel Rosenstock

Jordan Chase

Joyce McDonald

Julie Wade

Kenneth Botsford

Lily Rothman

Lisa Wood

Matthew Usher

Nancy Fullbright

Rob VanderMay

Ruth and Michael Valentine

Paul Selker

Phil Keeling

Sophie Pauze

Susan Briss

Scott Killingsworth

Virginia Botsford

Zach Powers


Platinum Investors ($10,000 and above)

The Alan S. Gaynor Fund

Flying Horse Foundation (Bill & Nina Weil)


Gold Investors ($1,000-$9,999)

The Michael Valentine Fund

Hodge Foundation

Gardner Family Foundation

Target Foundation

Grant Winthrop

Hancock Family Foundation

Howard Morrison

Turner Ratrie

Pat & Scott Killingsworth

Theodora Gongaware

Philip and Kathy Solomons

G.M. Maxwell

Mary Lane Morrison Foundation

Bruce Rado

Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation

The John M. Adler Family Foundation

Shepherd's Gift Foundation

The Surdna Foundation


Silver Investors ($100-$999)

Margaret Minis

Mark Dye

John Sweet

Park Callahan

William F. Meriwether

Daniel Suweyn

Drew Wade

Karen Wagner

KPM Flooring

Slappy and Sadd, LLC

Arnold Tenenbaum

Carla Rosenthal

Teddy Gongaware

Ashley O’Brien

Alice Steyaart

Benjamin Cooke

Bruce Rado

Elfrida Moore

Joan Varney

John West

Laura Chandhok

Laurence Dunn

Leslie Hyman

Lori Pitt

Paul Meyer

Peter Calder

Tom Kohler

Zach Powers

Guillermo & Debbie Rivera

Emmett Wood

Hartford Gongaware

Joel Rosenstock

Charles Ellis III

Ann Woolner

David and Florence Slatinsky

Jason Faller

Bruce J. Remler

Nancy Remler

John and Linda Hellstrom

Elise B. Gray

Rachel Walls

Fran North

Deborah Johnson

Kent and Toni Harrington

Rosalie S. Morris Foundation

Steve and Amante Acuff

Vaughnette Goode-Walker

John and Beth Corvino

Morgan Derst

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Thrift Store

Jennifer Dent

Laura Dent

Carol Andrews

William F. Meriwether

Joe and Karen Paterno

Suzanne Williams

Daniel and Helene Suh

Ruth and Michael Valentine

Barbara Mosacchio

Josh Carter

Lulu's Chocolate Bar

Joined in Giving

Joshua Batson

Deborah Johnson

Aline Callahan



Photography provided by Leif Carlson and Casey Hauser