How does your ExtraGive contribution help PCA&D?
Monday, October 31st, 2016
The countdown to the 2016 Extraordinary Give – Lancaster County’s largest day of giving – is on! And you can help by supporting Pensylvania College of Art & Design.
On November 18, 2016 donations will be accepted from 12 midnight – 11:59 p.m. as part of Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving. On that day, every dollar donated will be stretched by at least $300,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, our presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates, and our generous community partners, to support non-profit organizations in our community!
Once again, PCA&D is participating in this exciting event.
What do we do with the ExtraGive contributions to the College? According to PCA&D Alumni Representative Joe Polumbo, Illustration ’08, “The College offers scholarships to Lancaster County students for our Young Artist Academy program. In addition, through The Mosaic Project PCA&D brings nationally recognized artists to the college, who are selected for their commitment to creating artwork which explores themes of individual and cultural identity.”
Join in the fun of the day!
Downtown Lancaster will be hopping on November 18th and PCA&D will be participating in the Giving Party hosted by Benchmark and Ware Center! It’s free and open to the everyone, and you can enjoy 20+ non-profits, including PCA&D, on display, live music by Music for Everyone and Ben & Joe, live animals, drinks and appetizers. Visit the PCA&D Pop-Up Print Shop and make a donation and receive a 2nd annual PCA&D-ExtraGive limited edition silkscreen print created by Becky Blosser, PCA&D faculty member. (Bring a T-shirt and we’ll silk screen it for you).
When: November 18th, 5:00 pm-8:00pm
Where: The Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA
Every amount helps PCA&D nurture young artists today so that they can enrich our world tomorrow. Watch this space for more details about PCA&D’s ExtraGive activities.
Provide a partial scholarship for an individual middle school student to attend a course as part of our Young Artist Academy program. The middle school years, grades 6 – 8, are a crucial time for young people with creative talent to develop the critical skills needed for success in the arts. PCA&D’s Young Artist Academy provides a strong foundation on principles of design, art history, and creative thinking. The class focuses on allowing students to think more like an artist through self-discovery, camaraderie, and creative problem-solving, and includes a mini-exhibition for the students.
Help to make it possible for PCA&D to offer multicultural exhibitions and educational programs to students in Lancaster County. The significance of art in the lives of our youth cannot be underestimated. Yet, just when research is finally emerging that supports this, budget cuts and curricular demands are threatening the foundation of creativity in our public schools. In order to fill that gap as well as enrich the community, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design developed The Mosaic Project, a multicultural exhibition and education program for students and families in Lancaster County.
Provide scholarship money to a BFA student. We are proud of the exceptional level of creativity displayed by our students at PCA&D. For many of these students, an education in the arts would not be possible without financial support. It is through scholarships that students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds are given the chance to develop as artists and students.
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