2018 End of Year Giving | Toast Match
Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00 pm - Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:59 pm
This year, one of our generous donors has created a $25,000 matching fund. This special donor’s goal is to help current and new donors to support The Center and its vision for the future. To date, we have received a total of $16,000 in donations that have been matched, which leaves $9,000 to match by the end of the year. Can we count on you to ensure we reach our goal? Make a special year-end donation of $15, $25, $50, $75, $150, $250, $500, or $1,500 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal?
As the end of 2018 comes to a close, I want to thank you for being a part of the Center for Fine Art Photography’s community. Your involvement means everything to us, and your passion for the importance of art as a vibrant part of life ripples outward in so many ways. I hope you continue to join us on this journey to create opportunities for artists, and to connect with thousands of people on topics that are engaging and meaningful through the art of photography.
This year has been a successful year of reinvention for the Center by expanding our reach and effectiveness. With the goal of bringing art to a larger community and serving our mission more fully, we’ve evolved. While we still have administrative offices in the heart of downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, we are programming exhibitions and educational programs throughout Fort Collins venues and beyond. We are now a hybrid model that continues to embrace all the elements you love about the Center that build community and collaboration.
Outreach. Community. Education. Inspiration. Here are a few highlights of how we achieved this in 2018:
• Membership and donor dollars helped us host 14 exhibitions featuring 375 artists
• Colleen Plumb’s collaboration with CSU and Temple Grandin to talk about animal welfare at the Museum of Fort Collins with projection exhibitions around town and a Facebook live event
• Photography and poetry collaboration with scientists from CSU’s School of Global and Environmental Sustainability, artists, and writers on the topic of species loss and biodiversity at The Green Room
• Our travel scholarship has allowed two artists to come to Fort Collins for receptions and to meet with the community
• The first annual Denis Roussel Fellowship to support a talented Colorado artist
2019 will be our 15th year as an arts non-profit. It promises to be an exciting year as we expand our reach and partner with the CSU Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the Center for Visual Arts in Denver, Month of Photography (MoP Denver), Museum of Art | Fort Collins and other organizations. This is the year we introduce our annual residency program and continue the Denis Roussel Fellowship. Look for exhibitions to be projected on the sides of buildings, at photo festivals, and other innovative locations. This new model gives us the freedom to explore creative and more effective ways to promote artists and bring about awareness of important issues to the wider public.
Our work is only possible because of people like you who value the art of photography and the unique role the Center plays as a venue for art and important conversations in the region and the world.
Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director
P.S. There are many ways to give such as check, online, text, cash, and stocks. If you are a Colorado resident, we are an enterprise zone and you will receive an additional 20% deduction off your Colorado taxes.