New donors are the target for the next two weeks as the Fine Arts Fund ratchets up its efforts to reach its goal of $12 million for community arts initiatives. That effort received a significant boost in the form of a generous gift from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation. A new initiative recognizing Cincinnati's broad community campaign efforts, first time contributors’ donations will now be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation.
“We see this is a great way to reach an even broader group of supporters in our community and this new incentive means that their gifts can stretch even farther,” said Mary McCullough-Hudson, CEO & President of the Fine Arts Fund.
Traditionally the campaign is supported through multiple workplace donations but the Fine Arts Fund wants to expand the base of givers. The most common gift, according to McCullough-Hudson is $75.
"This isn't a campaign of wealthy donors but rather many members of the community making small contributions. You don't have to have a lot of money to help get the work done," she says.
The campaign runs through April 30. To donate online, visit here
The Fine Arts Fund focuses on enhancing our community with arts and cultural experiences that offer joy, promote inclusion, and inspire creativity for a strong region. In 2008, The Fine Arts Fund awarded more than $11.3 million to provide support to more than 95 arts organizations, including grants to a variety of small and mid-sized arts organizations, and assistance for programs that provide a diversity of arts experiences to Greater Cincinnati residents.
Writer: Jeff Syroney
Source: Fine Arts Fund