Thank You... We Exceeded Our $35,000 Matching Grant!
The Mendocino Art Center is pleased to announce that our supporters rose to the challenge and not only matched, but exceeded a recently received $35,000 matching gift. During the six-week campaign, we received an outpouring of generous support, raising a total of $37,564 in additional funds through new and renewing members, new donations from local residents and businesses, and from Art Center friends throughout the country.
In December, long-time friend of the Mendocino Art Center and past board member Dr. Don Paglia and current board members pledged up to $35,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds for the Art Center. The pledge was the largest matching gift the Mendocino Art Center has ever received and the total funds raised against the pledge also represented a record-breaking total.
A base of support made up memberships and donations provides an important revenue stream for a not-for-profit organization. In 2010, the Art Center had 545 members. In 2011, memberships reached 1,030. Non-profit organizations depend upon, and are grateful for, community support.
If you missed the match opportunity, you may still make a donation above or become an individual or business member.