Official Press Release
July 30, 2003, Runnemede, NJ – Lawrence Klein, Chairman of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic Forces, Inc. announced today a new partnership and a first event set to raise funding and awareness for the rapidly growing organization.
“All anyone has been talking about was the MoCCA Art Festival that recently took place,” said Barrucci. “We’ve been donating product for the last two years to MoCCA and thought that the time was right to really expand the relationship and put our full energies into this more-than-worthy cause.”
According to Klein, the museum is nearing a critical point where additional support is needed in order to keep building on the excellent progress and great momentum that the organization has been able to generate by making the most out of what a relatively small (but growing) cadre of loyal volunteers and supporters have been able to offer.
“We are thrilled that Dynamic Forces recognizes how much MoCCA has already achieved as well as how much more we are hoping and planning to do in the years ahead,” says Klein. “In order to help make the next phase of MoCCA’s development as successful as the first, it is vital that supporters like Nick, Dynamic Forces and others not only continue to support our efforts, but work and grow with us.”
In a meeting shortly after this year’s popular MoCCA Art Festival, Klein and Barrucci sketched out plans for Dynamic Forces’ role as a leading MoCCA supporter for the next, several, critical years.
The first fund-raising initiative is set to run in conjunction with the upcoming Harvey Awards, which have now found a permanent home at the museum. For the week of Wednesday, July 30th through Tuesday, August 6th, 10% of all sales generated by Dynamic Forces, through their online site (www.dynamicforces.com), will be donated directly back to MoCCA.
Other aspects of the relationship include setting up a boutique featuring Dynamic Forces lithographs, comics, statues, busts and more – all available through the MoCCA website; special lithographs created for MoCCA events; additional future online fund-drives and more.
“We’re very excited about what MoCCA is doing within and for the industry,” concluded Barrucci. “And we’re happy to do our part in helping to ensure MoCCA’s continued growth and success, by stepping up to the plate to help raise awareness and generate some money for this important museum.”
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