With the help of a second anonymous matching sponsor, the Vernon Public Art Gallery successfully raises $6920.00 in donations and pledges for their Giving Tuesday Campaign! Thanks to not one, but two sponsors, the Vernon Public Art Gallery was able to triple each donation to successfully achieve their goals for this year’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser! VantageOne Credit Union, who has been rooted in the community since 1944, and an anonymous donor generously matched the donations with $2500.00 each for the VPAG’s Giving Tuesday Campaign.
“Because of our generous donors, the VPAG will be able to continue providing the community with unique learning experiences that promote our mandate of lifelong learning, accessibility in the arts, and expanding the overall reach of the gallery throughout the North Okanagan.” – Executive Director Dauna Kennedy.
Money raised will go towards the VPAG’s art education programming, their new Regional Reach program, and the acquisition fund. The VPAG’s art education programs, were developed to connect people who reside in the community and the surrounding North Okanagan Regions to the visual arts. The VPAG deeply believes that visual culture should be accessible to all and would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make this year’s fundraiser a success!
“It was really important for us to support the great work that the gallery is doing to enrich the communities in the Vernon area and throughout the North Okanagan. The VPAG outreach and programs over the years have brought enjoyment and education to so many,” said Kirsten Regel, Vice President of Marketing at VantageOne. “And their adaptability through the pandemic has been admirable, from adjusting to delivering the Family Saturdays workshops virtually to developing the Regional Reach travelling art education kits, we are lucky to have such a pillar in the community that works hard to make visual art accessible for all. During unprecedented times such as these, they are bringing much needed joy and connection to so many people.”
As a non-profit organization, the VPAG relies on funding from grants, fundraisers and donations to support basic operating costs, which provide our community with innovative exhibitions, important educational programs and community events. From everyone at the VPAG, Thank you!