Published July 12, 2012
The Chapman Cultural Center of Spartanburg County surpassed its fundraising goal of $845,000.
The United Arts Annual Fund campaign raised $847,233 from 1,078 donors who gave to support the arts in Spartanburg County.
Of those donors, 194 were new and 157 increased their gifts from last year.
“The Spartanburg community really responded to our call for support and helped us finish strong,” Annual Giving Director Epsie Coleman said. “We are so grateful to each and every donor who recognized that the Chapman Cultural Center is making a dynamic impact on the quality of life here in Spartanburg County and supported our work with a financial investment.”
The funding goes toward its arts education programming, which serves approximately 47,000 school children and teachers in Spartanburg County. These programs serve students in all seven school districts and private schools in the county.
Contributions to the campaign will also provide funding for the Chapman Cultural Center, a place where more than 250,000 annual visitors can interact with history, science, and the visual and performing arts.
The funding also helps artists and cultural groups by providing critical operating support.
“We are extremely thankful for all of our donors. It takes hard work and determination to raise money and I am very proud of our staff and the 70 campaign volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this year’s goal,” Chapman Cultural Center’s President Jennifer Evins said.