Durham Arts Council Receives Final $50,000 of $150,000 Challenge Grant From CBC

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Durham Arts Council Receives Final $50,000 of $150,000 Challenge Grant From CBC

DAC logo The Durham Arts Council will receive a “giant” $50,000 check from Capitol Broadcasting Company at the Durham Bulls baseball game on Sunday, August 27th. The on-field presentation recognizes Capitol ‘s third $50,000 grant to the DAC that completes a three-year $150,000 challenge grant.

The DAC has successfully reached the goal of raising more than $200,000 in new earned and contributed revenues within its fundraising and programs in the past 3 years which triggered Capitol ‘s final contribution of the Challenge Grant.

“The Capitol Broadcasting Company Challenge Grant has helped DAC to focus on building a balance of the mission and business equation that is required to be a successful non-profit organization in today’s market,” said DAC Executive Director, Sherry DeVries. 

“The Challenge Grant has helped DAC build organizational capacity and has inspired the Board and other supporters to increase donations,” said Kathy Bartlett, DAC Board President.  “We are especially pleased with the success of our recent Dinner’s a l’ Art fundraising series which Capitol Broadcasting Company and the Durham Bulls also supported.”

About DAC:
Durham Arts Council, Inc. (DAC) is a private, 501 ( c) (3) not-for-profit organization that “promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience, and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.” As one of the oldest arts councils in the United States, and historically one of the strongest in North Carolina, Durham Arts Council fills several major roles in the region through which it carries out its mission. For more information about Durham Arts Council programs and giving opportunities are available by calling (919) 560-2787 or online at www.durhamarts.org.

“The Durham Arts Council provides important leadership in the region ‘s arts and cultural community,” said Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Co. “Capitol ‘s three-year partnership with the DAC has been very successful.  Donor support and overall revenue is on the upswing. The organization has built a solid financial foundation for instruction, performance and promotion of the arts. Bravo!”

Durham Arts Council celebrates 52 years of creating community through the arts in 2006.

DAC grant programs last year supported more than 60 arts organizations and artists in the community providing them with cash grants and facility space grants valued at more than $400,000.00. Last year DAC also showcased the work of more than 180 outstanding regional visual artists through its year round gallery exhibition program and through its 32nd annual Centerfest arts festival, the longest running street arts festival in North Carolina.

Thanks to DAC’s Sherry DeVries for this capcom story.

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