A 501(c)(3) Public Charitable Organization

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Milestones

  • Formed in late 2005 by Omri Amrany and Julie Amrany as a 501c3 dedicated to placing art in Fort Sheridan originally and other public spaces

  • Added art class programs for disadvantaged children who could not afford private classes in 2014

  • We have added a program providing art classes for children and adults affected by domestic abuse. The program is ongoing at a facility in Northern Illinois. We will expand it within the state, the midwest, and across the nation.

  • 2017 revised our board structure and its membership

  • 2018 began our program assisting families affected by domestic violence

Background

The Julia Foundation is an Illinois not for profit corporation that has its 501(c)(3) status before the Internal Revenue Service and is registered as a not for profit public charity. It was formed by Omri Amrany and Julie Amrany in late 2006 and received its charitable designation as a public charity in January of 2007. Initially focusing on sculpture in the area of Fort Sheridan, today the Foundation continues with this project and has expanded to provide art opportunities to those facing trauma and public sculpture.

The Amrany’s are internationally recognized artists. Their art studio and business, Timeless Creations, Inc., are located in the former theater building in Fort Sheridan at 912 Lyster, Highwood, Illinois. The Amrany’s are well known for having created statues that are on public display, such as the Michael Jordan Statue (United Center), Harry Caray Statue (Wrigley Field), Ernie Banks (Wrigley Field), Commander James Lovell (Adler Planetarium), and Jackie Chan (Hong Kong), just to name a representative few. While initially on the Board, Julie and Omri left the Board in 2014 to focus on the creation of works in support of the Foundation. Today, Omri serves as an artist advisor to the Foundation as well as Marisa Kuntz, PhD, who is a psychologist with Grand Oaks Behavioral Health, Vernon Hills, IL, and specializes in the area of trauma for those affected by domestic violence.

To see examples of work from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, visit: www.rotblattamrany.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us: info@thejuliafoundation.org --- 847-432-9925
912 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040
Registration Number: CO#01051906
FEIN: 20-4110310