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A note from the team

It is our belief that it’s essential for everyone to be able to express themselves on their own terms, thereby allowing each and every individual to be authentic. 


With this vision, the SHINE Foundation for Artistic Expression team has forged SHINE itself into a platform for communities to come together in support of mental health. This community is vast and diverse as they are talented and creative. Together we have donated $5 million dollars to support these communities. 


Mental health affects us all, and in turn must be recognized and supported by all members of our community. 


We are humbled by the tremendous spirit of generosity with which these extraordinary individuals give back. 


SHINE is a dream that only comes to fruition due to the vast heartfelt community members who unite to make a difference.


This is why SHINE is so important. 


Thank you for your support and for understanding the importance of “Communities Supporting Communities”


  • SHINE Foundation for Artistic Expression 

       Dean Thullner & Mariel Nichole

       Founders & Executive Producers 

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