Why is "T.C.C." 


  • To provide ourselves with a designated source of extra money to support our organization's programming and administration for a 5-year period (2020 - 2024)
  • To better ensure our organization's immediate sustainability 
  • To build confidence for ourselves, extended family members, friends, and well-wishers that --as a small, grassroots-based organization

"We CAN accomplish this goal." 


BACK STORY:

Though P.E.C. has experienced some considerable success in securing grants at local, state and federal levels, corporate sponsorships, and private foundation support, we have learned, over the decades, that THE most powerful and important source of funding is the Individual Donor. In 1990, when P.E.C. presented the 1st Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts (ZORA! Festival), we were told that it was Zora Neale Hurston who had saved her hometown, Historic Eatonville, from the community-busting 5-lane highway that Orange County Government had authorized being inserted through the heart of the town. You see, back then, the Orange County Commissioners had not heard of Zora Neale Hurston nor had they any clue as to how historically significant is Eatonville. Three decades later, all that has changed. In addition to our presenting this internationally-recognized event, P.E.C.’s year-round work is even more consequential—providing academic support to Eatonville’s elementary school students; sponsoring the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston); reversing Eatonville’s status as a food desert through the Yards & Gardens Club; nurturing Historic Eatonvile’s cultural heritage tourism sector; and advocating for the ZORA! STEM Initiative for the Very, Very Young, our organization’s generational solution to Preserve the Eatonville Community.

Now, we are asking all our friends, locally, statewide, nationally and internationally—in Africa, in Australia, in Canada, in the Caribbean, in Central and South America, in Europe, in Great Britain, in Japan, and in the Middle East—to invest in “The Cushion Campaign” so we can Preserve the Eatonville Community, Zora’s heritage and our beloved, precious space. To invest, please visit preserveeatonville.org and zorafestival.org

Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community • 344 East Kennedy Boulevard • 2nd Floor • Eatonville, FL 32751 • 407.647.3307 • FEIN 59-2952662

ZORA! FESTIVAL 2021 IS A HYBRID SPECIAL EVENT WITH BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING 

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Why is "T.C.C." 


  • To provide ourselves with a designated source of extra money to support our organization's programming and administration for a 5-year period (2020 - 2024)
  • To better ensure our organization's immediate sustainability 
  • To build confidence for ourselves, extended family members, friends, and well-wishers that --as a small, grassroots-based organization

"We CAN accomplish this goal." 


BACK STORY:

Though P.E.C. has experienced some considerable success in securing grants at local, state and federal levels, corporate sponsorships, and private foundation support, we have learned, over the decades, that THE most powerful and important source of funding is the Individual Donor. In 1990, when P.E.C. presented the 1st Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts (ZORA! Festival), we were told that it was Zora Neale Hurston who had saved her hometown, Historic Eatonville, from the community-busting 5-lane highway that Orange County Government had authorized being inserted through the heart of the town. You see, back then, the Orange County Commissioners had not heard of Zora Neale Hurston nor had they any clue as to how historically significant is Eatonville. Three decades later, all that has changed. In addition to our presenting this internationally-recognized event, P.E.C.’s year-round work is even more consequential—providing academic support to Eatonville’s elementary school students; sponsoring the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston); reversing Eatonville’s status as a food desert through the Yards & Gardens Club; nurturing Historic Eatonvile’s cultural heritage tourism sector; and advocating for the ZORA! STEM Initiative for the Very, Very Young, our organization’s generational solution to Preserve the Eatonville Community.

Now, we are asking all our friends, locally, statewide, nationally and internationally—in Africa, in Australia, in Canada, in the Caribbean, in Central and South America, in Europe, in Great Britain, in Japan, and in the Middle East—to invest in “The Cushion Campaign” so we can Preserve the Eatonville Community, Zora’s heritage and our beloved, precious space. To invest, please visit preserveeatonville.org and zorafestival.org

Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community • 344 East Kennedy Boulevard • 2nd Floor • Eatonville, FL 32751 • 407.647.3307 • FEIN 59-2952662

ZORA! FESTIVAL 2021 IS A HYBRID SPECIAL EVENT WITH BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING