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Why Should You Donate?
Since the economic downturn in 2008 it should come as no surprise that corporate and foundation giving levels have been sharply reduced. In general, nonprofit giving has diminished approximately 20% across the board and their support is still far from previous norms.
Without your individual support to fill the gap, Light Bringer Project cannot sustain its efforts on behalf of young people and the communities we serve. Over the past year, more than 1,000 underserved public school students have participated in our unique arts and learning programs. Our creative studios and Academy classes are filled to capacity. But it cannot happen without artists-in-residence, dedicated staff and the talents and energies of many others.
Simply put, We believe our value to young people and the creative life of our community is significant and we need your help to keep us strong and vital!
Now is the time to donate! Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Thank you for supporting us! If you have any further questions, or for more information, please contact us at (626) 590-1134. And you can visit our website at www.lighgtbringerproject.com
Light Bringer Project’s mission is to build community through the power of the arts. The organization places an emphasis on creativity and creative education through special events and innovative programs in our public schools. For example, over 100,000 community members enjoy the spectacular artwork of over 600 visual artists at our Pasadena Chalk Festival. It is currently the largest public art event of its kind in the world.
In 1997, the organization turned its attention to youth and education. We currently support hundreds of diverse, underserved public school students with state-of-the-art learning initiatives. In 2008, we introduced Room 13, an international network of student-driven creative studios to North America. Our L.A. Futures Academy unites students, schools and cutting-edge creative companies to help young people move on into higher education and their desired career choices. Expressing Feelings Through Art is a county-wide prevention and literacy program that culminates in a public exhibition and provides scholarship awards to outstanding student artists.
Support our young people and keep our community healthy and vibrant by sustaining the work of Light Bringer Project! Spread the word to your friends and be part of the creative community that makes a difference!
Light Bringer Project is a nonprofit, Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990 by residents who were exploring the historic contributions that artists, architects, designers and craftsmen made to the local environment. Inspired by these achievements, its founders imagined ways to bring more of today’s artists and their creative resources into the mainstream of community life.
In keeping with its mission “to build community through the power of the arts,” Light Bringer Project has delivered a range of unique cultural programs and special events that utilize high-degrees of collaboration, volunteerism and community-wide support. Early on, the organization emerged as a producer of major public art events. The most notable among these are the Pasadena Chalk Festival, the world’s largest street painting festival, and the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, the annual spoof of the Tournament of Roses. These events have engaged thousands of artists, spectators and volunteers, and have received national attention.
The organization also grew to deliver innovative programs in our public schools, designing initiatives which unite schools and leaders in the creative industry. For its efforts, the organization has received the California League of Cities’ Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in Public-Private Partnership, a Gold Crown Award from the Pasadena Arts Council and Award of Outstanding Service from the City of Pasadena Arts Commission.
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$2,500Large expansion of arts and learning opportunities
$1,000Supports Artists-in-Residence and mentors
$500Provides off-site learning trips
$250Helps support special events/cultural activites
$100Helps purchase art supplies and materials
$50Offers general support for Light Bringer
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