Gifts made before the end of 2018 will be doubled by Sandy Solmon and Doug Messinger!
Since 2016, leaders have worked to broaden and deepen our programs:
* GoggleWorks launched substantive art programs like the Student Ambassador Fellowship, a merit-based mentorship program for high school artists; an international residency that hosted artists from Venezuela, Poland, Cuba, and NYC; a print studio, allowing classes in 2D printmaking and screen printing; a public studio model in our woodshop; a curated museum exhibition; branded seasonal programs like mini-makers and You Create We Make; and a monthly visiting artist program.
* GoggleWorks launched or developed charitable programs like the After School Arts Program, which expanded in 2018 after having a waiting list in 2017; training for the A.R.T. program which allows disabled individuals to create gallery-quality art by using laser technology; and our scholarships, which mean we promise to turn nobody away from classes based on their financial resources.
Leaders have also strived to make the organization more sustainable:
* GoggleWorks grew program revenue by 200% from 2016 to 2018; reduced debt by $200,000 and garnered a pledge for complete debt elimination over the next eight years); seven new major donors ($25,000 and above); six new foundation gifts , including $300,000 of matching funds from Windgate Foundation over three years; a $260,000 endowment gift; and our first ever year of operational surplus!
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Become a member of our Giving Society by donating $2500 or higher. Join a special circle of supporters who receive recognition onsite and online, as well as special benefits throughout the year. Join by May 31, 2018 and receive VIP admission for two to our 13th annual gala and fundraiser: The Magic of Making on June 2nd at 5pm.
Director of Administration
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. GoggleWorks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Charitable Organizations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.