Thanks to the generosity of many donors, this month we met the halfway mark in our capital campaign to raise $106,834 to renovate the new center.
Some of our major donors to date include:
· Barresi Financial, our first $1,000 business sponsor.
· Davis Family Foundation, who provided a grant of $12,500 thanks in part to the strong endorsement of our local supporter, Brian Hamel.
· Presque Isle Rotary Club, whose commitment of $2,000 to Wintergreen from their December 2009 auction special projects fund will help us complete our campaign.
· Donald and Linda Zillman, $5,000 sponsors of the Poet's Corner.
Most excitingly, we recently received news that Wintergreen will be awarded a matching grant of $25,000 from the Cultural Facilities Accessibility program of the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant offers you a unique opportunity to double the dollars you give to the Wintergreen Arts Center.
For every donation you make this summer and fall, Maine Arts Commission will match your contribution dollar for dollar with money going directly to constructing our new arts center and making it fully accessible. Please send your donation today and help us meet the match!
Please make your contribution now at www.wintergreenarts.org or by mail at P.O. Box 1252, Presque Isle ME 04769. We'll put your donation to work immediately!