Help Send Katie to Graduate School!

For: Katie Woodzick
Boulder, CO
Organizer: Katie Woodzick
Help Send Katie to Graduate School! (Katie Woodzick)
of $9,000 goal
6% Complete
Raised by 11 donors

The Story

This summer has become a time of transition for me.

I recently found out that I got off the waitlist for Naropa University’s MFA in Contemporary Performance. This is a two-year, rigorous interdisciplinary MFA program that I firmly believe is my calling.

I want to be moving to Boulder in August. While student loans will cover tuition and some of the cost of living, I have substantial student debt for which I am still responsible. As I was accepted in June, I missed the deadline for many scholarships.

During my time at Seattle University, the coffeehouse at which I was employed shut down and I was denied unemployment benefits due to my class schedule. I was living in a space that was rent-free and put all other basic living expenses on credit cards.

That debt is now haunting me. It breaks my heart that it may prevent me from attending a program I know I am meant for.

I have dedicated the last nine years of my life to serving the South Whidbey and Seattle communities. I have been an AmeriCorps volunteer, a barista, a nanny, a preschool teacher, non-profit arts marketer and a podcast creator and host. While all of these positions have been rewarding on an emotional level, the financial compensation for these positions is lower than most.

I want to believe that moving to Boulder and starting classes at Naropa August 22nd is a viable next step in my evolution as a human and a theatre artist. But I need your help so that I can achieve it.

Please consider making a donation of any size to my education fund. My goal is to teach the next generation of theatre makers. I picture myself running a theatre department, leading meaningful conversations about diversity, gender and social change.

This program focuses on connecting with the authentic self as an artist. Over the past year, I’ve been doing a dance to embrace my gender identity and sexuality. As a queer, gender non-conforming theatre artist, I want to dive fearlessly into studying, exploring and promoting the work of queer and trans* artists.

A donation of any amount truly helps. I will be sending an email newsletter once a month to all those who donate so you can keep up on all things Woodzick.

If you are unable to donate, I would ask that you share this campaign so that it reaches as many people as possible.

Together, we can make the dream of a theatre geek from small town Wisconsin come true.


$10 Customized compliment. I will extol your virtues in written form and share publicly on my social media feeds (or privately, if you prefer!)

$30 Buy a poem! I will write you a poem on a subject of your choice.

$75 Social media audit. I will look over your website, blog and social feeds and meet with you for an hour either in person or via Skype and tell you what you’re doing well and give suggestions for ways in which you can improve.

$125 Drinks with the director. Be my guest for a performance of The Flick (excluding the final two performances.) Sit in the front row with me and I’ll treat you to a round at the Taproom afterwards and you can pick my brain! (Limit 2)

$250 Social media strategy. In addition to the social media audit, I will draft a customized weekly social media calendar for you and your brand, including setting up one new customized social media profile.

$500 Website wizardry. I will build you a new website or blog and show you how to use it! Also includes social media audit, strategy and setting up as many social media accounts as you need! Includes ongoing technical support.

$1,000 Social media management. All of the above social media and website services, plus I’ll manage your social media feeds for a year. Includes bi-monthly (every two months) analytics reports for Facebook, Twitter and your website.

$2,500 100 Hours of Services. YOU NAME IT! Websites, social media management, writing and editing services.

$5,000 Woodzick for the holidays. You pick the holiday and I provide the Woodzick magic and charm, including baking, playing piano, singing songs and providing sparking conversation. (US only, scheduled by mutual agreement.)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 14, 2016

Posted on August 14, 2016

Today, I start my drive down to Boulder. I'll be staying with friends in Portland tonight, driving from Portland to Ogden, Utah tomorrow and from Odgen to Boulder on Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who came to my farewell concert and folks to donated via check, I'm able to adjust my goal down to $9,000. Thank you to everyone who has already donated! There's still time to make a contribution (of any size!) to help with moving expenses and tuition. If you can't give, sharing this campaign on your social media networks is very helpful!

Posted on July 11, 2016

Posted on July 11, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has donated already! Thanks to donors who used PayPay and mailed checks in, I've been able to reduce the amount on this campaign from 12,000 to 10,000. 

I will be performing a farewell concert at Whidbey Children's Theater on Saturday, July 23, at 7:30. I'll be singing 21 songs from 18 different musicals! More information:

Posted on June 20, 2016

Posted on June 20, 2016

Hi, friends--

Thank you to the nine donors who have given through both this site and PayPal ([email protected]). Due to your generosity, I was able to submit my confirmation deposit of $250 for graduate school right at the deadline.

I am in the process of securing housing in Boulder. I am also piecing together odd jobs on Whidbey, in Seattle and remotely. Please let me know if you hear of any opportunities that might be a good fit for me!

In addition, I am trying to organize both a garage sale in Langley and a cabaret/fundraiser before I leave. More info soon!

Thank you for believing in me and my dreams!

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