Generous Supporters will Match up to $2000 in donations made to Charbonneau Arts by Dec 31, 2021.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cathi McLain, President, Charbonneau Arts Association, cathi@mclainco.com
OR Eric Hoem, Board of Directors, Sponsors & Donors, at erichoem@comcast.net

(Wilsonville, Oregon, November 3, 2021) Thanks to several generous supporters, your tax-deductible donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a $2,000 total of donations made by December 31, 2021.

You can donate now by texting to 366283 at MatchCAA. Or you can donate online at: https://charbonneauarts.org/donate/#match

Charbonneau Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports public art education programs in our local area. Since school budgets for these programs have diminished in recent years, our support provides an important supplement. With Covid-19 restrictions curtailing classes and draining school budgets, our donation will be even more beneficial in the 2021-2022 school year.

Also due to the surge of Covid-19 in the fall, our 2021 Festival of the Arts had to be postponed. This is our major fund-raising event, so with the rescheduling of the Festival to June 3-4-5, 2022, our ability to make our donation to the schools is well below past years. As a result, your contributions will help more than ever!

Importantly, our contributions go directly to the art programs and in past years have been used to:

  • Buy needed equipment
  • Expand student horizons by financially underwriting field trips to art shows and museums
  • Pay entry fees for regional art competitions where school support was not available
  • And more …

Support is Appreciated by Our Local High Schools

Retired Wilsonville High art teacher Christopher Shotola-Hardt says this about the assistance his school’s art program has received over the years:

“The benefits of the Charbonneau Arts Festival are manifold, from providing an annual venue for appreciating and promoting the arts, to supporting art education budgets in the school. … The track record of this volunteer organization, and the heart behind it its mission, are truly moving. I encourage you to support their efforts.”

 Jennifer Dorsey, Visual Arts Teacher at Canby High School, explains the impact of our donations this way:

“Our school district has suffered severe cuts over the years and unfortunately the elective programs are some of the first departments and supply budgets impacted. When our school district eliminated all field trip funding, the donation from Charbonneau Arts allowed the art teachers to bring students to exhibits at the Portland Art Museum and local galleries. For many of these students, this was their first experience at a museum.”

Support Art Education with Your Tax Deductible End-of-the-Year Donation!

The Charbonneau Arts Association is a completely volunteer organization. Except for administrative and event costs, all donations and festival proceeds go directly to support public art education.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and makes you eligible to participate in the tax credit program of the Oregon Cultural Trust, as explained here: http://charbonneauarts.org/donate/#otcDonor information is not shared with or sold to any outside organization. Federal ID# 47-4653404

Go here to find out more about our donation programs:  http://charbonneauarts.org/donate 

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The mission of the Charbonneau Arts Association (CAA) is to provide a venue for the appreciation and promotion of visual arts and other fine arts, create opportunity for local public high school students to exhibit and demonstrate their art and provide ongoing support for the public school art programs in the Wilsonville and Canby areas of Clackamas County. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all proceeds from our annual Charbonneau Arts Festival are donated to the art programs at Wilsonville and Canby High Schools.

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