Giving Challenge 2016

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It’s right around the corner: Tuesday, September 20 at 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 21, at 12:00 pm.

 

Make Your Contribution Count!

Dear Friends of Southern Atelier,

This year, Southern Atelier proudly participates in the 2016 Giving Challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Over the last few years, people who care in Southwest Florida have infused more than $8 million into our community through the Giving Challenge, an exciting day of online giving. We are asking you to join the challenge for the Southern Atelier and make an impact on our artistic community.

Southern Atelier’s mission is to provide a dynamic teaching program to train highly-skilled artists. In the past years, Southern Atelier has offered rigorous instruction to hundreds of student-artists in painting, drawing and sculpture. In addition to regular classes this year, seven workshops featured visiting artists. Our classical art history lectures have highlighted the historical significance of art. Our doors were open for the Sarasota Fine Arts Society’s Art Tour, and this summer we offered Summer Camp for high school and middle school students.

When you donate funds to Southern Atelier, you support classically trained artists who themselves make an impact both on the world and the local community. Your contribution means that the lessons of the past masters of art can be brought forward to new generations of artists and art lovers. Help the Southern Atelier achieve these goals and help artists create amazing contemporary, classical art by contributing funds for:

  • a certified art degree program and expanded course offerings
  • a summer program for youth that can pass along both the appreciation of art and the skills to create it
  • partnerships within the community for art exhibitions and lecture series
  • operational expenses to help keep the Atelier’s doors open
  • improvements to the studio space
  • purchase of new equipment such as a TV monitor, lighting and supplies
  • web site design and upkeep
  • scholarship endowment

From noon on Tuesday, September 20 until noon on Wednesday, September 21, please contribute to Southern Atelier by following the Giving Challenge link. It’s easy to do, and the Southern Atelier will benefit hugely by your donation. Every dollar counts, and the earlier the donations come in, the more the matching funds we can receive from the Sarasota Community Foundation’s legacy donors.

Every dollar you donate to Southern Atelier brings a matching amount from the Patterson Foundation!

That means a 2:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution and a 1:1 match for returning donor’s contribution (up to $100 per donor). Wow! Your generous donation could mean a lot to Southern Atelier!

Plus, $51,000 in prizes are offered to nonprofits that cultivate the highest totals of dollars.

How Do You Make Your Contribution?

Credit/debit card donations must be received during the 24-hour period online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. So, mark your calendars now and on Sept. 20—21, go online and make your contribution.

Go to www.givingpartnerchallenge.org and type in Southern Atelier in the search bar in the top right of the page.Or, you can go directly to this link:  https://givingpartnerchallenge.org/npo/southern-atelier-inc

Follow the instruction to donate.

The Giving Challenge site will not be live to accept donations until September 20 at noon through September 21 at noon. 

Southern Atelier thanks you for your donation. Visit our web site to for details about classes and upcoming workshops in drawing and painting. Come in on Tuesday, September 20 for a “Draw Till You Drop” open studio day, from 9:30am—8pm. There will be something for everyone to draw and paint.  We’ll be having a great time!

 

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Partner funders do not receive fees of any kind from donations made during the Giving Challenge.