Camille T. Dungy, author, poet, American Book Award recipient and former Hermitage Fellow.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced a dollar-for-dollar matching pledge from the Manasota Key-based Cook family. According to Hermitage artistic director Andy Sandberg, the Cook family has committed to matching every donation the organization receives, up to $100,000, until June 30. Sandberg and his team report that a number of celebrated Hermitage fellows, including Pulitzer Prize winners and past winners of the prestigious Hermitage Greenfield Prize, have been speaking out about the importance and meaning of the organization in this critical time, noting the transformative and inspirational nature of this unique program and environment. For more information or to donate to the matching campaign, click here

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