Thank you, friends! With your donations we were able to meet the match! More than 85 people contributed a total of $10,852. We are especially grateful to Bill and Nanno Rose for inspiring the campaign with their very generous matching gift of $10,000.
Thanks to the generosity of Bill and Nanno Rose, two people who truly believe in all that the arts provide, we have a chance to secure the future of the Copper Country Community Arts Center and the important programs it provides to our area. The Roses have pledged up to $10,000 in matching funds to donations made to the CCCAC through June 30.
As a teacher who spent 40 years working with students of all ages, I know how important art education is to creative and intellectual growth. The visual and
performing arts create new pathways in the developing brain, enhancing creative
problem-solving skills and strengthening academic skills. The research is undisputable. And yet, those programs are often the first to be cut when budgets are reduced. Thankfully, our local schools continue to value these programs.
The CAC enhances what the schools can do by providing classes and summer camps for our youth, by welcoming school groups to tour the Arts Center and learn about different media and artists, and by providing what is often the first public place a young artist’s work is displayed. I know many of my art students had never been inside a gallery until they had a piece on exhibit in the Youth Gallery. Imagine how thrilling it is to have someone offer to buy that piece! And how gratifying it has been to have students visit and see how much their horizons broaden when they are exposed to the wonderful variety of art we have here, whether in the Kerredge Gallery or the Artists Market.
Please help us continue to provide a place where the arts and people of all ages grow together by using the envelope included in this newsletter to make a donation
today. We are a member-funded organization, so we’re depending on you. I thank you in advance for your support! ~Kris Raisanen Schourek, CCCAC Board Secretary
Help us raise $10,000
We are here because of you! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters over the last 21 years we have provided over 250 thought provoking art exhibitions, offered hundreds of classes for youth and adults, helped to launch a multitude of art careers, and employed close to one hundred art instructors. We have an abundance of talent which we want to support and share with our community. You can count on us.
Like many organizations we are struggling. As we prepared to write a plea for this newsletter asking for extra contributions something wonderful happened... Nanno and Bill Rose generously offered to match upcoming cash contributions up to $10,000 through June 30 of this year!
We are starting by calling on you, our members, our friends. Have you or your child have ever taken a class, exhibited art, attended a gallery talk, a slide presentation, or attended a poetry reading here? Have you ever stopped in to pick up a nice gift for a loved one, or shopped at the Poor Artists Sale or enjoyed the Houghton Art & Music Festival? This is your arts center at work. Please give as generously as you can so that we can continue to foster an environment where the arts and people grow together. Can we count on you?
Please use the envelope included in your newsletter to send your extra gift to help us meet the challenge. Your gift doubles in size. $100 turns into $200. $10,000 wonderfully turns into $20,000. What a fabulous thing to happen! We hope you can help us meet the $10,000 goal. Your tax-deductible gift will help keep the lights on and the arts opportunities flowing. The future is looking brighter because of Nanno and Bill’s generosity and their long time commitment to the CCCAC. The future is looking brighter because of you!
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