Independent Potters' Association
of Central New York
Cups for a Cause
Since our inception in 2012. the Independent Potters' Association has raised $80,935 for local charities.
Each year, we select a charitable concern within the Central New York community and organize a fundraiser known as "Cups for a Cause." It is a festive event when the price of admission guarantees the participants a wonderful spread of food, as well as beverages and live music. On display throughout the party will be the work of individual potters, most of whom are members of the IPA, who contribute unique handmade drinking vessels (a.k.a. cups and mugs). These are given as gifts of appreciation for an additional donation.
The IPA enjoys the generous support of other individuals and organizations to make this a successful event. Because all food, beverages, ceramics, man and woman power as well as the use of the venue are donated, 100% of the admission fees and sales are given to the chosen charity.
And wine from Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits
Our 2022 fundraiser
Child Nutrition Programs
Food Bank of Central New York.
$8115 was raised!
The 2021 fundraiser was held to benefit Caden's Wish Break Box Program, a program of the Food Bank of Central New York that provides nutritious food for school-age children and their families. $10,530 was raised through our online event!
Many thanks to our sponsors at
Heidi from the Food Bank with Casey, our Committee Chair!
2018 - 2020
Three years of fundraising yielded a total of over $27,000 for A Tiny Home for Good!
THG is an organization in Syracuse that provides small homes and support for the homeless, with veterans often as beneficiaries.
In August of 2022, a Tiny Home for Good welcomed tenants to 615 West Ostrander in Syracuse, New York. In the words of Andrew Lunetta, "This house would not exist without the contributions of the IPA." A gathering was held to celebrate and within a week a family had moved in!
From the summer newsletter: