July is our Birthday Month--All Gifts Matched!
Posted: June 20, 2017
Celebrate art in Kalamazoo with a birthday gift in July
Ninety-three years ago this month--in July, 1924--the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts incorporated with the city of Kalamazoo. In honor of our 93rd birthday, a group of Board and Director's Circle members have pledged to match every gift donated in July, up to $10,000.
With YOUR help, we can raise $20,000 to support all of the programs we provide for families and art lovers throughout Southwest Michigan. All gifts will be used to support our school tours and youth/family programs for the 2017-18 school year.
We are grateful for your gift of any size--here are some suggestions:
*$93 (for our 93rd birthday) helps buy art supplies and books for a monthly Art Detective program;
*$48 (double our birthday year) buys art supplies for 50 kids to make projects at the Miranda Park Party in Bronson Park;
*$24 (for our founding year) pays for a summer membership for a high school student;
*$9.30 (for our 93rd birthday) buys supplies to mount the 50 panels of children's artwork for the Young Artists of Kalamazoo County exhibition.
Of course, you are welcome to round up or increase any suggested amount!
Belinda A. Tate