What is The Jonathan Austin Spirit-Lifting Magic Deck?
This deck of playing cards has been created to help lift spirits throughout the Richmond region through the good work of CultureWorks, the James River Association, and Jonathan Austin.
100% of sales of this project will be donated to them!
(Project production is complete and orders are now being fulfilled. Only a limited number have been produced.)
Your purchase helps lift spirits in 3 special ways.
25% is donated to the James River Association for its work making our river ever healthier and even more enjoyable!
25% is donated to CultureWorks for its work helping to strengthen arts and culture throughout the region!
And 50% goes directly to one of RVA’s many independent artists whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19: Jonathan Austin, who is a continual source of joy and entertainment for every age and demographic throughout the Richmond region.
100% of the money earned from this project is donated to create even more happiness throughout the Richmond region.
(NOTE: The out-of-pocket expenses for the Jonathan Austin Spirit-Lifting Magic Deck total approximately $5,000 — all of which has been funded by David B. Robinson, CPA as a personal investment in happiness in RVA.)
Uses for the Jonathan Austin Spirit-Lifting Magic Deck!
The Jonathan Austin Trivia Challenge
Can you name three national celebrities whom Jonathan has performed for? Do you know at what age Jonathan first performed at Richmond's Easter on Parade?
Each Jonathan Austin Spirit-Lifting Magic Deck contains the answers to these, and many more, of life's most important questions!
About Jonathan Austin
Heralded by many as “RVA’s most widely recognized and beloved artist,” juggler/magician Jonathan Austin has been spreading cheer and happiness throughout RVA for 35 years for first-grade classrooms, university auditoriums, corporate boardrooms, outdoor festivals, birthday celebrations, grand openings, and on and on. One of RVA’s hardest working artists, Jonathan’s annual schedule has included myriad ad hoc and volunteer performances as well as more than 250 paid engagements. He has performed at such venues as the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Disney World, but maintains his full-time performance home in RVA. All of his performances have the same purpose: to cause smiles, create happiness, and lift spirits!
About our Project Sponsor: David B. Robinson, CPA
David B. Robinson, CPA, has had important nonprofit involvement, having served as Acting Chief Financial Officer for the CenterStage Foundation (now Richmond Performing Arts Alliance), chairing the Richmond Symphony’s Amazing Raise and Music Marathon campaigns, being one of the $5,000 prize donors (along with Brooks Smith and Pam and Bill Royall) for the 2019 GivingTuesdayRVA event, and serving on boards including Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond Shakespeare (now Quill Theatre), project:HOMES and Randolph-Macon College.
About the Project
BRYAN BUNCH LLC
This project has been conceived and coordinated by Bryan Bunch LLC, a company that conducts projects from which all proceeds are donated for philanthropic purposes. Appreciation goes to Jonathan Austin for providing bio information, consultation, and smiling enthusiasm. Appreciation also goes to the variety of persons, including Jonathan, who provided the photos that are used in the Jonathan Austin Spirit-Lifting Magic Deck!