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Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts Joins Bridge Builders’ ‘Week of Giving,’ March 20-24

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 12:03 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

pitt_symphony_brass_christmas_foxburg-22_0_1-Version-3FOXBURG, Pa. – Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts is joining the “Week of Giving” fundraising initiative of the Bridge Builders Community Foundations from March 20 to March 24, 2017.

This is the first time Bridge Builders Community Foundations is launching a Week of Giving event to spur collective charitable giving, encouraging donors to contribute to nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest and Venango counties and Punxsutawney.

ARCA’s participation in this initiative is a natural. It presents up to 24 concerts a year in a wide variety of musical styles. Even though its prime venue, Lincoln Hall, is situated in Foxburg in Clarion County, ARCA presents concerts in several venues in Emlenton, Venango County; operates the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop showing the work of Cooperative Artists hailing from six counties in the region; provides significant arts education services in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools with students from four counties in the region; and attracts concert and event attendees from a broad community of residents in the greater six-county Region, particularly in Venango and Clarion Counties

ARCA is joining the Foundations’ endeavor not only to attract new donors and engage with current ARCA Members, but also to be able to tell its story more widely, increasing visibility and awareness of all the work ARCA does in the community – particularly in the area of arts education.  Your gift during this Week of Giving will help ARCA continue this critical work.  To make a contribution, you can visit www.bbcfgives.org – and choose ARCA as your non-profit of choice!

Why Give to ARCA in the Week of Giving?

WHY GIVE NOW – or MAKE ANOTHER CONTRIBUTION?  Because when you make a contribution during the Week of Giving, it opens up MATCHING FUNDS from the Bridge Builders Community Foundations as a multiplier effect for YOUR contribution.  You can MULTIPLY the power of your generosity!  AND help ARCA win additional monies awarded to non-profits with the greatest participation and results!

The Week of Giving event kicks off on Monday, March 20 at 8:00 a.m. and will run until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 24.

Trenton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community Foundations, says, “Other communities in Western Pennsylvania such as Erie and Pittsburgh have successfully launched giving campaigns and we believe now is the perfect time to develop a similar campaign that will address the needs of our rural communities and the charities that support them.”

The Week of Giving campaign is the next natural step in supporting area nonprofits after BBCF launched their “Community Wish List” initiative a few years ago.  

Moulin added, “We had dozens of nonprofits who weren’t eligible for grants through the foundation’s funds or who needed additional funding to complete a project, so we began posting an up-to-date list of those nonprofits on our web site and tracking their needs. We also offered to accept donations on their behalf and manage those donations at no cost to them.  We just wanted to spur more philanthropy and more positive outcomes for the communities we serve.  The Week of Giving takes that idea to the next level.”

For ARCA, your gift will sustain our important mission to open the potential of growth and capacity for tomorrow.  And – every donation to ARCA during this Week of Giving means that ARCA can continue its powerfully effective arts education program in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools – which is ONLY supported by donations, because there is no ticket revenue for these events in the A-C Valley Schools.

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