Amy Kartheiser launched her charity, Under the Same Sky, benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, after the devastating loss of her brother, Mark. Through an online store and pop-up shops, featuring goods and décor that Amy has searched the world to find, and an annual fundraising soirée, UTSS meaningfully bridges a love for design with a mission that is close to her heart and impacts so many.


Amy’s personal experience with the devastating impact of suicide has been a journey through suffering, introspection, and empathy — and, ultimately, a move toward concrete action and change. In 2017, while on a plane to France to source furnishings and home accessories, Amy had an epiphany: finds from her travels could translate into pop-up shops that would provide funding for those affected by suicide. On the same trip, she spotted a piece of art with the words “under the same sky” subtly painted within. The words spoke to global togetherness and the power of the human spirit, and in that moment Under the Same Sky was born.


Under the Same Sky is 509a organization dedicated to raising awareness, opening conversations, and creating additional funding for areas of need in suicide awareness and survivor support. Through a partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Healing Conversations program, UTSS promotes education, awareness, and advocacy for those affected by suicide.
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