“Fundraising is the art of teaching the joy of giving.”
- Henry Rosso
2017 Annual Appeal Challenge: Goal $25,000
Dear Art League Family,
This is the most difficult Annual Appeal letter I have written since becoming Executive Director of the Art League of Long Island five years ago. This year, with a genuine sense of urgency, I’m asking for your support to help fund the development of a much needed new website and database management system.
The 2017 Annual Appeal Challenge is a call to action. The Art League needs to raise $25,000 to begin the process of replacing its outdated website and database management system. The website is the “store front” of the Art League, the door to the treasures inside. The database management system is the engine that drives the business. It allows us to manage revenues, expenses and financial reports; customer and donor contacts; membership and registration; scheduling of classes, events and exhibits; and marketing data. Both legacy systems are labor-intensive and inefficient. Despite being continuously updated and patched, both systems are obsolete. The new systems will enable the Art League to improve our efficiency and customer service, lower our costs, and ultimately increase tuition revenues.
We’ve done our homework. Over the past two years we’ve conducted diligent research, met with developers, test-drove practice systems, spoke with other not-for-profits and gathered the intelligence needed to make this prudent technology decision. Unfortunately, revenues currently generated from the Art League’s operations will not cover the estimated $25,000 startup cost of a new website and database. But with your help we will reach the $25,000 goal. Here’s how…
10 donations of $1,000 = $10,000
20 donations of $500 = $10,000
10 donations of $100 = $1,000
25 donations of $50 = $1,250
100 donations of $25 = $2,500
25 donations of $10 = $25
The 2017 Annual Appeal ends three months from December 1, 2017. Please make a donation today at www.artleagueli.org or by calling Bobbie Janowitz at 631-462-5400 ext. 227. Your tax-deductible gift will make a huge difference in allowing the Art League to purchase the technology it so desperately needs. Thank you for your continued support!
My warmest regards,
Donations are tax deductible up to the allowable amount by law.
Exhibiting in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery through November 26
The Art League's 62nd Members' Exhibition
Part One (Artist Last Names A - L)
Pictured above: Members' Exhibition Part One Honorable Mention Winners:
top l to r: Candice Dorsey, "Autumn Walk", ceramic; Gloria M. Cunnick, "Into The Wind",
encaustic; Eric Chimon, "Smoke In The City", watercolor;
bottom l to r: Ralph DeCarli, "Cosmic Relief", acrylic; Susan Gatti, "Violinist", oil on canvas;
Andrea Durbin, "Multiply The Gap", chalk pastel
In the Gallery December 21 @ 7:30pm
Juror Talk with Professor Seung Lee, Director of Fine Arts and Graduate Studies Long Island University, Post Campus
While entry into the exhibit is open to all Art League members, each year a highly esteemed guest juror singles out a select few for special recognition. These artists are from all levels: those who enjoy making art just for the thrill of it to the seasoned professional. Of the 100 works of art on display in the League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, ten artists were selected for Awards of Excellence & Honorable Mentions by exhibition juror Professor Seung Lee.
Bridgehampton National Bank for sponsoring the 2017-2018
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery Exhibitions
This Holiday Season,
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♦ Purchase a class for your favorite artist or a gift certificate towards a class they choose
♦ Take a workshop, create a gift they will never forget!
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Woodbury-based law firm Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP has generously established the Joseph J. Fenty Jr., Memorial Scholarship for returning combat veterans to receive a formal art education at the Art League of Long Island.
Returning combat veterans, currently residing or originally from Long Island, are invited to apply for the scholarship, two of whom will be selected to receive a scholarship. Veterans can nominate themselves or have someone nominate them.
Nominations can be made by downloading an entry form here
or send an email to: Fentyscholarship@salsack.com
Entries will be accepted from November 11 through December 11.