Dear Art League Family and Friends,
Not so long ago it looked impossible to reopen the Art League. Thanks to your support and response to a very dire financial situation we can tell a good news story. We reopened gradually within the guidelines of the CDC, put people back to work and we’re managing to stay afloat. However, merely staying afloat just won’t do it over the long term. That’s why this holiday message is important for you to know just how much you mean to the future of the Art League.
The most immediate goal now is to move out of merely staying afloat into recovery. The recovery stage may last a very long time, and that’s OK, because at this stage the financial condition will begin to stabilize. The ultimate goal is to get to a place of long-term sustainability. It is here where the Art League will be on solid ground with a successful and prosperous future in sight.
There are two ways we need your support now. The year-end Annual Appeal is earmarked every year at this time to raise unrestricted funds needed to support operations for the next year. Your donation will have a substantial impact on reaching the goal. Thanks to everyone who has already made a donation. If you haven’t made a donation, you can donate online, mail your check to the Art League at 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746 or give us a call at 631 462 5400 x 222.
The other way you can help out now is by becoming a new member or renewing your membership. Membership renewal fees are down over 50% due to the pandemic and uncertainty of where things were headed. Membership fees are a sustainable source of revenue needed to create community events and opportunities to fulfill the Art League’s mission. When you become a member, you’re saying you want to stand up and be counted in the Art League’s future success.
The Art League is driven by its mission. Since, 1955 the Art League’s mission has focused on enhancing Long Island’s cultural life through the practice, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. Collaborative community events, fine art exhibitions and outreach brings joy and creativity to every segment of the society. This is the promise to you and the communities we serve. With your support the mission is front and center.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. We couldn’t be more thankful for your support.
Charlee M. Miller