Colorado Gives Day December 7, 2021 - Give Where You Live in the Mountains

07 Dec 2021 11:37 #11 by CenterForTheArtsEvergreen
A Note from the Executive Director:

“I have found that, among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
- Maya Angelou


I am grateful to all of you for helping to make 2021 a success. As we look forward to Colorado Gives Day on December 7, here is a look back on all the exhibits, events, classes, and festivals that were made possible because of your generosity and commitment to Center for the Arts Evergreen...

Exhibitions
  • Hear Me - Teen Show
  • Histor-domesticity with featured artists Melissa Furness & Rian Kerrane
  • It’s Personal with featured artists Gail Folwell and Will Day
  • Getting Sideways with featured artists Mike Arzt & Pat Milbery
  • Love Is - all-call show with Guest Curator Teresa Anne Volegnau
  • 120 for $120
  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
  • Annual Member Show

Outreach
  • Day of the Arts- free community event for over 300 attendees
  • Partnership- with mountain area nonprofits, Resilience 1220, Stagedoor, Evergreen Dance Center, Evergreen Players, Evergreen Children’s Chorale, Voices West, Center Stage, Friendship Bridge, Evergreen Rotary, Sculpture Evergreen, Vertical Skill Academy, area mountain schools, CTE standards committee for visual arts departments at our local high schools
  • Spearheaded arts week with Sculpture Evergreen, Evergreen Artists Association, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, and Evergreen Gallery
  • Scholarships for classes

Programming and Fundraising
  • Hosted 35 adult classes with 304 students
  • Hosted 15 kids’ classes with 145 students
  • Hosted 15 sold-out summer camps with 136 students
  • Presented Summerfest with 5,000 attendees and 125 volunteers
  • 120 for $120 sold-out fundraiser
  • Presented Summer Concert Series with Hazel Miller, The Wrecklunds, Moors & McCumber & The Turntable Revue
  • Introduced the Women’s Art Circle with 33 members joining since May
  • Hosted The Unveiling Masquerade Ball
  • Hosted 12 book club gatherings by our own Sara Miller
  • Presenting Winterfest on Saturday, December 4th

Whether you are a student, member, artist, patron, and/or friend of CAE’s, we hope your experience has reignited your imagination and reminded you “why art matters.” We understand that there are many nonprofits in need, and our aim is to be an “and” in your giving plan. We hope we can count on you to help us reach our goal of $75,000 on Colorado Gives Day. You can schedule your donation now, and even become a member of one of our new Giving Circles at the same time! We hope you will join us with this effort because we know we are better together.

Thank you for keeping the Arts Alive in our Mountain Community!

Stay well and stay connected!

With gratitude,
Lisa


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07 Dec 2021 16:28 #12 by ScienceChic
There are so many deserving, amazing nonprofits in our area and in the list above. Given the difficulties our kids have faced the past 2 years, I want to take a moment to highlight Resilience1220. They provide free counseling to our area youth and have been so successful they recently moved into a new facility near Buchanan Rec Center (the old Center for the Arts Evergreen location, if you've been around that long like me). :) They have so many free seminars, bring in great speakers, and have embraced the kids who've historically had no voice and no where to turn for support. I highly recommend sending them a donation if you didn't already send one elsewhere. Thank you!

From Resilience1220:

YOUR donation funds mental health support for teens and their caregivers throughout the mountain area - all our services as free of charge. We are working to help teens build resilience and cultivate mental health skills that they need to thrive! Resilience1220 is asking for your support - EVERY donation MATTERS and WILL BE DOUBLED! Donate now at www.coloradogives.org/resilience1220

We're so overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors - you make our heads spin!! Here's an update: We have nearly reached our goal of raising $35,000 to be matched dollar for dollar! We need $4,000 to put us over the top! Can you help? Donate at www.coloradogives.org/resilience1220


"Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” -King T'Challa, Black Panther

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill
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07 Dec 2021 17:34 #13 by Mountain-News-Events
From Evergreen Chamber Orchestra:

Dear ECO Friends,

My name is James Spear, and I am the President of the Board of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra. I am very proud to serve this amazing group of volunteer musicians and to be part of this community.

In the four years since I joined the Board, I’ve witnessed firsthand the power of live music on many occasions. One of the more profound moments this season was the premiere of a new composition - “From Silence and Isolation for Soprano, Tenor, and Orchestra” - by our Music Director, William Hill. This piece, composed to commemorate the impact of the COVID era, was the first musical work ECO performed after nearly eighteen months without a live performance.

As the first notes sounded, literally from silence, there was a palpable excitement in the air. It was clear everyone in the concert hall was right where we wanted to be, doing exactly what we wanted to - to perform, to hear, to experience live music together.

Those eighteen months without performances made it abundantly clear just how much we all need live music in our lives. Listening to our favorite artists and composers on our phones or in our cars is one thing, but the ephemeral, spontaneous, and communal nature of live performance is something else entirely.

There truly is nothing quite like it.

This Colorado Gives Day, I humbly request your support. Please make a donation via our Colorado Gives Day fundraising page by clicking the green button below - our goal is to raise $12,000 and we’re about a third of the way there so far. These funds help make it possible to produce the exceptional musical experiences you’ve come to expect from ECO. In addition, your support helps keep ticket prices as low as possible so that our live performances are accessible to everyone who wants to enjoy a concert.

We’ve included a few bits of information about how your donation helps ECO below. I do understand that many other organizations request funds this time of year, and I am truly grateful for any support you can provide. As one of the administrators that outlines the annual budget, I can say with certainty that every dollar truly does make a difference!

I wish you all the happiest of holidays and hope to see you (either in-person or virtually!) at our Colorado Mountain Holiday Concert this Saturday, December 11th.

With gratitude,

James D Spear

PS - even though in-person tickets to our Colorado Mountain Holiday Concert are sold out, you can still get live-streaming tickets! You can learn more and get tickets below.
How your donation helps ECO!
The true cost of a ticket is $50.

Every ticket would need to cost $50 just for ECO to break even.

ECO is a nonprofit and our wish is to have as many people experience the joy of live classical music as possible which is why we keep our ticket prices low. ECO’s Board of Directors made a very deliberate decision not to raise ticket prices this year even though we have reduced the number of available tickets by 50% this year to allow for social distancing.
Music is expensive.

Our Music Director Bill Hill does an amazing job programming and we strive to make sure that money doesn’t interfere with that. But sheet music can be costly and this has led to some program changes in the past.

ECO will spend about $3,000 on music purchase and rental this year.
ECO’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts come with increased expenses.

The Board of Directors is doing everything in their power to keep our events as safe as possible for our attendees. These COVID-19 mitigation efforts have included the purchase of air purifiers, bell covers, face masks (including special expensive face masks for wind players) and, along with live-streaming equipment, our costs this season have increased by $2,500.

We all think it’s worth it to be performing for you live and in-person this season, in addition to providing a live-streaming option!


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07 Dec 2021 17:36 #14 by Mountain-News-Events
From The Evergreen Players:

A Letter from the President of the BOD, Jennai Bachus....
Serving as the President of the Evergreen Players has been one of the greatest gifts. I started this position two months before Covid hit, so the challenges were significant, but the Players Family showed up and made it happen.

The support and tireless volunteer work to keep our 72-year-old Community Theater was hard work and magical.

Today, we are not just surviving but thriving and growing. Through many generous donors and thousands of volunteer hours, we were able to purchase our own space and provide not just classrooms and a small black box theater but a community space.

Our Studio location is at 27886 Meadow Dr, Unit B, Evergreen, CO 80439. It is a place where kids and adults gather to learn, teach, rehearse, create, play, read, inspire, and enjoy feeling part of a larger community. It’s been a blessing, and continues to feel new every day.

Please consider donating on Tuesday, December 7th, for Colorado Gives Day. On this day, every nonprofit receiving a donation receives a portion of a million dollar in fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Here is a small sample of what your donations make happen. Thank you!

  • Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equality for all our programs
  • Putting on a variety of shows throughout the year. This year we are doing nine performances, including new pieces written by local Playwriters Scott Gibson, Tal Arnold, and Marilyn Herrs.
  • Youth classes for actors, directors, technicians, costumers and much more.
  • Youth performances from Fall through Spring
  • Drama Camp for young campers and counselors during July
  • Lighting and stage equipment
  • Design and decorate more spaces for comfort and gathering
  • Improv Comedy performances in the Summer and Winter
  • Adult Introduction to Acting and Conservatory classes
  • Adult Improv classes
  • Building a solid theater company as more and more people of all ages come through our doors.
  • First Fridays. These will start in the Fall and be focused solely on community gathering and sharing through an open mic, poetry readings, game nights, and any other creative ideas our community wants.
  • Outreach programs with multiple organizations throughout Denver and Mountain Areas
  • Scholarships for all classes and camps - we never want someone to not join our family due to financial constraints.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support as patrons, performers, donors, volunteers, and so much more.

Jennai Bachus - President
Felicia Magliula - Vice President
John Davis - Treasurer
Michele Wright - Secretary
Kathleen Davis – Productions
Hugh Dickey – Board Member
Matt Bachus – Board Member
Scott Ogle – Board Member
Kim Bogin – Board Member
Linda Plaut – Board Member
Laurice Quinn – Board Member
Larae Netten – Board Member
Tal Arnold – Board Member and Artistic Director of Education
Tara Emch - General Manager
Nicole Weary – Marketing
Nya Kingsbury – Instructor, Stage Manager, Building support…
Jill Clements – Education Administrator
Leann Ritter – Drama Camp Director
Krista Choate – Stage Manager and Instructor
Marilyn Herrs – Instructor
Karin Plow – Instructor
Quinn Henry – Assistant Instructor
Amanda Behmer – Instructor
Chloe Gagnier – Intern
Volunteers Galore – YOU all make it happen


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07 Dec 2021 17:38 #15 by Mountain-News-Events
From Jefferson County Library Foundation:

Colorado Gives Day is today and we're asking for your generosity in helping us continue to provide critical support for programs and services at JCPL–programs that are free for all Jeffco residents, but are not fully funded by tax dollars.

The programs and services that your Library offers positively impact the lives of Jeffco residents. For example, over 1 Million books have been read by Jeffco children before they enter kindergarten through the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and there are currently over 9,500 Jeffco children actively enrolled in the program here in Jeffco. This program prepares children for school success and engages their natural curiosity and love of learning - skills that they can use throughout their lives!

Your donation supports: Summer Reading Program: Library Summer Challenge | Raise a Reader | Babies First Books | Tumble Math | Culture Pass | 1000 Books Before Kindergarten | Author Events and more!

Support your Jeffco Library! Schedule Your Colorado Gives Donation Today!
- it only takes a minute and helps support these programs year round -

Thank you for your support!
The Staff of Jefferson County Library Foundation

Learn More at: jeffclf.org
Donate at: www.coloradogives.org/JeffCoLibrary
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07 Dec 2021 17:40 #16 by Mountain-News-Events
From Evergreen Sustainability Alliance:

For year-end and Colorado Gives Day giving this year, think about making a zero impact. At Evergreen Sustainability Alliance (ESA) we have thought about this and, in order to make a lighter impact, we have opted to send our year-end fundraising request via e-mail rather than by regular mail.* We’re risking that you will fail to take note of our request if there isn’t a glossy mailer on your desk, but we are also confident that you share our commitment to making choices that prioritize environmental health and global stability. It is because of contributions from community members like yourself that Evergreen Sustainability Alliance is able to fulfill our mission to provide options for zero waste living in our mountain community.

We are asking for your financial support now so that ESA can continue providing sustainability -minded services and events in 2022. Last year we raised $14,800 from our passionate donors, and we look forward to raising even more this year!  Our goal is to raise $18,000 so that we can continue and expand our programs that empower residents to take actions to correct the imbalances in our lifestyles that contribute to environmental degradation and climate change. 

 In 2022, we will expand our outreach to businesses in the mountain area and continue our current programs that encourage growing food locally; composting; reducing the use of single-use plastics; eliminating waste at community events; and providing sustainability education. Through these programs, we help residents make a “zero impact” for future generations.  Some of our programs include:

  • Community Compost program
  • Zero waste services for community events 
  • Community gardens and the 
  • EverGREEN Refill Station (Located in the Habitat for Humanity Restore) 
Your contribution ensures we can continue our important work to foster a healthy and sustainable community!  Please schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today (CO Gives) and we will receive it on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 7th.  You can donate also make a year-end donation online at sustainevergreen.org; or send a year-end donation check to Evergreen Sustainability Alliance at PO Box 236, Evergreen, CO 80437.  Thank you in advance for your support! 

*Each e-mail we send has a carbon footprint of 4 grams CO2 vs. 29 grams CO2 for a paper letter, according to Project 90 by 2030. Attachments to e-mails add a significant load, so we have decided to leave out the photos of our work. Please visit our website to see more about what we do (it is powered with renewable energy).

In Gratitude,

Ginny Ades, Kristen Costello, Richard Crane, Pilar DaRonco, Alice DeBloois, Kim Lauber, David Lystrom, Natalie Matthews, Heather Miner, Wendy Neuman & Leah York 


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08 Dec 2021 11:41 #17 by FredHayek
And please remember, you can still give on other days. I made my donations this morning. Thanks to others who are donating this year. So many charities are getting hit with rising costs this year.

President Obama: Never underestimate Joe Biden's ability to f*** things up.
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13 Dec 2021 15:27 #18 by Mountain-News-Events
Thank you for the reminder FredHayek, that is absolutely true - donations are accepted at ColoradoGives.org, or directly to your favorite nonprofits, any day of the year!

From ColoradoGives.org:

Thank you, Colorado! You gave $54.4 million to support communities across our amazing state, making good possible.


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