CAN Mail: January 2011 Edition

We owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude.

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  • We nearly doubled our database of supporters (people who will vote ‘yes’ when we get to the ballot)
  • We had a 35% increase in membership (organizations that will benefit from increased public funding)
  • We built an unprecedented tri-county coalition and strong, collaborative relationships with every key government in the region (people who will get us on the ballot)
  • We successfully passed a region-wide investment plan for the proposed new public funds (giving organizations like yours better access to operating support and program grants)
  • And, we met and exceeded every goal in the City of Portland and the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Challenge, raising more than $50,000 in private donations, recruiting 1,000 new supporters and signing on more than 200 new messengers.
You helped build this movement and we can’t wait to celebrate our success together when a new $15-20 million dedicated fund is established. Thank you!

endomysium cheap phentermine uk endofaradism The arts matter in education. The results are measurable.

The arts are enriched with the stuff kids need to succeed. Just like kids need to have good nutrition on a daily basis, kids need to have their daily serving of the arts. Studies have shown that involvement in the arts helps kids increase test scores and promotes academic achievement. Kids who are involved in the arts are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognizedfor academic achievement.
  • 3 times more likely to be elected toclass office within their schools
  • 4 times more likely to participate ina math and science fair
  • 3 times more likely to win an awardfor school attendance

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Involvement in the arts helps kids increase test scores.

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Tri-county restaurants receive $71.5 million in arts-related spending each year.

Buy valium no prescription Arts and Economic Prosperity: Making the Case that the Arts CAN and do Fuel the Economy

In 2006, the 6.25 million citizens who participated in local nonprofit arts and culture events spent an average of $11.44 per person on meals before or after the event. That’s a total of $71.5 million in arts-related spending at restaurants per year in the tri-county area – proof positive that the arts can fuel the local economy and revitalize neighborhoods.

In 2011, CAN will lend a hand to the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Business for Culture and the Arts as they update this data with Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, a study of the economic impact of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. We will be surveying more than 800 audience members throughout the tri-county area and arts and culture organizations of every kind.

How can you help?

Sign up to volunteer with CAN today and together we’ll continue to build the case that the Arts CAN fuel our economy! Contact:
volunteer@theArtsCAN.org

http://www.summitlaps.com/dogterra/summit/pack4/then3/ buy adipex malaysia The arts are essential. Let’s make them sustainable.

Help us inspire kids and keep them in school. Revive neighborhoods and enrich communities. Create jobs and fuel the economy. Open minds and celebrate culture. Unbridle creativity and inspire innovation. Realize our true potential. The Arts CAN, and so can you.

Please make your contribution to a sustainable future for the arts. Go to
theArtsCAN.org and click Donate Now.

Thank you for your generosity, and for your continued support.

Together we CAN!

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Let’s realize our true potential.