You’re amazing! I’m in awe of the many Art League friends, members, students, private foundations, businesses and even folks unknown to us who have come through with support. Your faith and trust in us makes us work harder every day to recover from the catastrophic damages of the pandemic. Financial devastation is one thing. Losing the Art League to the ravages of the 2020-21 pandemic would be a tremendous loss to the arts and cultural communities of Long Island. We can’t let it happen.
Thanks to you, we’re moving in the right direction. I’ve asked you to embrace the mission of the Art League and you have done just that. The Art League is the iconic home to Long Island’s creative class. Artists, photographers, designers, dreamers and doers have infused this amazing place with energy, innovation and excitement for decades. It is the most enviable art center of its kind on Long Island.
Take a look back with me on the video below, “The Art League of Long Island, the Year in Review”. We haven’t reached the 2020-21 Annual Appeal goal of raising fifty thousand dollars yet. The Annual Appeal is extended into 2021 or until we can make sure that the Art League will survive. We’re not out of the woods yet, it’s going to take time and patience and I need your support.
Donations can be made on the website at www.artleagueli.org or you can mail to Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746.
Donations of appreciated stock may appeal to you. When you donate stock to charity, you’ll generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. And because you are donating stock, your contribution and tax deduction may instantly increase over 20%. If you are age 70 1/2 you may be eligible to make a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) with tax benefits to you. Please speak to your financial advisor or accountant.
Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year, Best Wishes,