Why Give to the Arts?
"Its just what our beautiful city needs to bring it back to its rightful place as a leader in the arts. Each child should have exposure to them (the arts) during his or her early years. It encourages creativity, which in turn helps them to become unique individuals. I hope my contributon will help pass the love of arts on to future generations and show the rest of the country just how great it is to live, work and create here in San Antonio," Nancy Timmer-Froment, SBC Operations Clerk, 2005 campaign.
- To supply daily operating expenses and pay the utilities for the affiliates so that they can keep their doors open.
- Helped pay for a new theatre program at the Magik Theatre for children with disabilities.
- Helped pay for 5000 inter-city school children to attend a Children’s Fine Arts Production.
- Helped pay for art supplies for programs such as Say Si and the Southwest School of Art.
- Helps supplement transportation costs so that children can get to venues like the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the San Antonio Children’s Museum.
- Helps to support the conservation costs of historical buildings like the missions and for conserving historical collections.
- theFund is local. Our 25 qualified affiliates are located in Bexar County. All of the financial support generated by theFund is contributed to arts and cultural non-profits located in San Antonio, TX.
- Are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
- Are 3 times more likely to have high attendance.
- On average score 100 points higher on their SATS than non-arts students.
- Arts engaged low-income students are more likely than their non-arts-engaged peers to have attended and done well in college, obtained employment with a future, volunteered in their community and participated in the political process by voting.^
A U.S. Department of Justice study reported participation in arts programming led to decreased deliquency and drug use, increased self-esteem, and more postitive interactions with peers and adults.
A word of thanks from a few of our recipients.....
"Thanks to theFund we have accomplished a great deal in providing lifelong learning opportunities and addrssing the needs of our community through dynamic programs and creative exhibits. As the city's most visited museum, the Witte currently hosts more thatn 400,000 visitors per year, including 175,000 area school children."
-- Marise McDermott, President & CEO, The Witte Museum
"Support from theFund ensures the production of innovative and challenging performances as well as the continuation of our groundbreaking arts education programming that offers 60 classes per week serving over 900 special needs individuals. Jump Start is very honored and excited to be a Fund affiliate!"
-- Sabine Zenker, Development Director, Jump Start Performance Co.
"The funds help us bring the rewards of music education to 1,500 young people this season. You help us teach students the foundations of music while building foundations for life. You help us enrich the cultural life of our community through orchestral performance."
-- Steven Payne, Executive Director, YOSA
“The arts enrich our experience of life - they bring color, passion, beauty and intensity to our lives. They are a source of pleasure, entertainment and relaxation and a means of escape from the day to day.” "Arts Debate"
Why I Give
Why should I Give to theFund?
- To join your one gift with many others gifts, for the benefit of 25 arts organizations.
- It is easy and convenient to give a small monthly gift.
- All of our affiliates are requalified each year through a careful and thorough review process.
- Your donation is a valuable investment in the future of your community.
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