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Hawkins Foundation pledges $10,000 to Valley Arts Council

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

The Hawkins Foundation of Reno has pledged $10,000 to the Carson Valley Arts Council’s capital campaign if it reaches 50 percent of its goal.

With the Hawkins Foundation’s pledge of support, CVAC has now raised $365,000 in cash and private pledges.

With the $900,000 fundraising threshold required for retiring the note on the Copeland Building, board members said CVAC is well on its way to meeting its goal.

Other recent contributions from the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and the Fortnightly Club have also been received, and contributions from individuals continue to come in.

“It’s not just the big gifts that help,” said Steve Farnsley, CVAC executive director. “Small gifts add up and demonstrate community support.”

Farnsley encourages individuals to show their support by giving small donations through CVAC’s big check campaign.

“For a gift of just $25 we’ll give you a piece of original jewelry created and contributed by Pam Brekas, and we’ll take your picture with CVAC’s big check,” he said. “Major donors are impressed when we show that we have support from individuals and civic organizations in the community.”

To learn more about the Carson Valley Arts Council and its capital campaign go online to http://www.cvartscouncil.com, visit them on Facebook, or call 782-8207.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law.