ArtsWave collaborates with Cincinnati Chamber to launch CincYPerks

ArtsWave, a local arts agency that supports more than 100 arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati, announced the launch of CincYPerks, a new donor benefit program for young professionals and unique collaboration with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's C-Change Class 8.
 
An offshoot of its popular ArtsWave ArtsPass donor benefit, CincYPerks provides ArtsWave's young professional donors with special discounts to arts organizations, shops, and restaurants plus exclusive invitations to fun-filled events all over the region. The benefit program is available to all YP donors, ages 40 and younger, who give $75 or more to the annual ArtsWave community campaign.
 
The Cincinnati Chamber had been researching how to create a program that would help young professionals new to the area discover all the diverse things to do in Cincinnati and meet other people their age.
 
"We thought about creating something entirely from scratch, but then we realized that it sounded a lot like the ArtsWave ArtsPass," says Emily Roberts, Manager, Corporate Sponsorship, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and C-Change Class 8 member. "So we reached out to ArtsWave about developing a special version of the ArtsPass just for young professionals."
 
The program was introduced as a donor benefit during the 2014 campaign, and the number of young professional donors to the campaign more than doubled to over 3,500. A few of the partners offering CincYPerks include 50 West Brewing Company, Cincinnati Bikram Yoga, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cricket Lounge and Gents.
 
“This is the first time that ArtsWave has offered an expanded benefits program for young professionals, and so far it has been incredibly well-received,” says Maddie Grant, Manager of Residential and Affinity Group Giving for ArtsWave. “YP giving in the 2014 Campaign more than doubled from the previous year, and approximately 95 percent of the young professionals who gave to the campaign elected to receive the benefits. We are excited to continue this early momentum and the program with additional offers and events.”
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