Your donation to the Visual Arts Center helps perpetuate the arts in our community. We do not receive any Federal, State or Local tax revenue and operate mainly on membership dues and donations. Your generous donations help us keep the cost of classes and exhibits low, provide summer camp for youth and teens and cover regular operating costs required to keep our doors open and free to everyone.
A nonprofit organization cannot usually sustain itself by service fees and dues alone. One-time donations help us break even each and every year. The monies donated by people just like you make the critical difference in a positive or negative fund balance.
The Giving Partner & Annual Giving Challenge
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2018 Giving Challenge was a great success. In total, the Visual Arts Center raised $17,100. The next Giving Challenge will take place November 30, 2021. We hope you will help us exceed our goals. To learn more about the 2020 Giving Challenge, visit www.GivingPartnerChallenge.org.
#GivingTuesday,the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of giving powered by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Funds donated to the Visual Arts Center during #GivingTuesday are typically matched and are typically applied towards capital improvements.
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 30. We hope you will help us make it a success!
What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the charitable organization you choose to support, every time you shop.
How does AmazonSmile work? To use AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and start shopping. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return. The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on amazon.com are available at AmazonSmile. No extra cost is passed onto you when Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the Visual Arts Center.
Enrolling is simple! Follow this link to visit smile.amazon.com. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Please select "The Charlotte County Art Guild, Inc. dba Visual Arts Center". When you log into your account, you will see in small text at the top of the page "Supporting: Visual Arts Center". We will then receive a donation for every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com.
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