About Ryan Hemphill
Arts & Music
Arts & Music
Ryan Hemphill believes that providing easier access to these performances opens up children to the diverse set of opportunities that the arts provide. As a former Artistic & Stage Director at Bat Country Productions in New York – a theater company he co-founded in 2005 – Ryan is familiar with just how meaningful creative and artistic pursuits can be. He has fond memories of his time spent working off-broadway and attending Hofstra University, where he earned degrees in both Drama and Philosophy. Accordingly, he wants to ensure that children of all ages have access to similar opportunities for generations to come.
Ryan Hemphill has also performed volunteer work for other arts and education organizations here in New York City. Most recently, Ryan has performed volunteer service work for NutureArt, a Brooklyn-based art nonprofit and educational center. Located in Bushwick, NurtureArt is committed to nurturing new contemporary art and artists by providing opportunities for exhibition and other resources for curators, emerging artists and public school students. By partnering with public schools and other related nonprofits, NurtureArt provides opportunities for curatorial and artistic collaborations for children of all ages while enriching understanding of contemporary art for a diverse public population.
While working at the United Nations, Ryan Hemphill served as Youth Ambassador to the Voices of African Mothers, an NGO founded by Nana Fosu-Randall, the former CFO of UN Peacekeeping. There, he helped initiate the development of a school for young women in Ghana. VAM believes that women’s education and empowerment are fundamental to the development of African nations. The people of Africa believe in the values of open, inalienable human rights, and wish to lift future generations out of sickness, poverty, and war.
A car fanatic himself, Ryan is excited about this opportunity to provide classic cars to veterans who are passionate about the vehicles they drive. The goal is to source classic cars, have them fitted to accommodate various handicaps, and pair them with eligible candidates so that they can continue to enjoy the muscle car experience. Using local VA networks, our nationwide search of eligible veterans will seek either veterans whom have been injured in service to their country or have handicapped children and require the use of a handicap-accessible vehicle.
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