Focus on Giving: Campaign Update

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From the Summer 2012 Caller

The Campaign for Arts & Minds had a productive spring, with more than $1 million in new gifts coming in since our last update in the winter Caller. Total gifts for the Creative Arts Center, as we went to press in late June, totaled $5.39 million, or 78% of our goal. Overall, the Catlin Gabel community has pledged $15.17 million to the campaign over the past two years.
 
Of note is a $200,000 award to the Creative Arts Center made by the Collins Foundation in April. “Receiving a gift from a highly respected foundation such as Collins has really energized our efforts. Support from the greater Portland community is important to this project and endorses our investment in the arts curriculum,” said director of advancement Miranda Wellman ’91.
 
Another telling trend has been the support of the campaign by multigenerational families. “Donors are choosing to involve grandparents, parents, and siblings in their philanthropic process. Whole families are embracing the importance of building the endowment and the Creative Arts Center,” said Miranda. The summer months will be very busy for the Campaign Committee and development staff, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or thoughts about the Campaign for Arts & Minds.