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Papermaking Marathon
Papermaking Marathon

Fri, Jul 12


Morgan Conservatory

Papermaking Marathon

The Morgan Papermaking Marathon kicks off Friday, July 12th at 5pm and continues until 4:59pm on Saturday July 13th, followed by the AWARDS PARTY with food, drinks, and DJs.

Date + Time

Jul 12, 2024, 4:30 PM – Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


The Morgan Conservatory has been busily renovating our papermaking studios and we are putting the new space to the ultimate test this July — a Morgan Papermaking Marathon with 24 papermakers pulling sheets of paper for 24 hours in 2024!

You're invited to the Marathon Pre-Game Party, kicking off Friday July 12th at 4:30pm, and we need cheerers, hand-clappers, cow bell ringers, and sideline coaches to motivate our teams! The party takes a pause at 11pm, but papermaking continues all the way through the night until 5:00pm on Saturday. Join us at the Pre-Game Party with food, drinks, and music, and then help us close out the event on Saturday afternoon and evening, as we hand out awards, trophies, and take team photos starting at 5pm.

The Morgan Papermaking Marathon is a fundraising event where we hope each team can hit a fundraising target of $2400. The Morgan's overall goal is $24,000 (in keeping with our 24 theme). It is a $0 commitment to participate, and we recognize that not everyone has money to give, but we hope you’ll encourage supporters (friends, family, colleagues) to spread the word and promote your participation on social media. 

Donations of any size help support the Morgan Conservatory!

Individual Sponsorships

  • $5 Needs More Cowbell! helps our spectators & participants get excited!
  • $10  Over The Rainbow adds a punch of color to our paper pulp in the finished sheets.
  • $20 Buy A Shot For The Team, caffeine shots of espresso or green tea (alcohol optional).
  • $25 You Say It’s Your Birthday?! sponsors a funfetti craft-punch inclusion in the papers.
  • $50 Smells Like Team Spirit sponsors customized t-shirts for a team of three.
  • $100 Snack Attack gets deluxe snacks for the team.
  • $150  Sponsors the Goodie-Bag for a team.

Use this link for Individual Sponsorship today:

Match Funding

Many employers will double the amount you raise for charity. Find out if your company offers this and, if it does, be sure to take advantage!

Corporate Sponsorships

Local businesses will often contribute support for a local nonprofit fundraising event.

  • $100 Sponsors one Introductory Workshop in papermaking, paper marbling, book binding, or letterpress.
  • $250 Sponsors a full scholarship towards our Advanced Workshops with the country's leading instructors.
  • $350  Gifts a group of seniors or students a 1-hour workshop in papermaking or paper marbling.
  • $500  Gives K-12 students a 2-hour workshop in papermaking and complete tour of our studios and garden.
  • $1,000  Supports the project needs of one of our Artists in Residence and their artist lecture or workshop.
  • $2,400  Supports the completion of studio renovations in the key areas of papermaking and printmaking.

Use this link for Corporate Sponsorship:

What Will We Do with All of This Paper?

The sheets made during our Marathon will go to designers and artists participating in the Fall Paper Fashion Show, Dress to IMPRESS - a night of exotic and wild paper fashions and wearable art.

SAVE THE DATE for Saturday October 5th!

Are you an artist or designer interested in participating in Dress to IMPRESS? Fill out the interest form here: or email

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