Between the dates, July 17 - August 24 Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) will work to expand our Friends of MICA as well as support our parter Resident User organizations.
MICA will engage in six small fundraising challenge match campaigns beginning July 17 to build the Friends of MICA giving. Each campaign will run one-week and feature one of the MICA Master Artists e.g., YTN, Russian Chamber Music Foundation, Music Works NW, Island Youth Ballet, & MIVAL. For each week-long campaign, one generous donor will match all Friends donations 1-to-1 up to $1000. 100% of the match will go to that week's featured organization. For example, during the week of July 31st MICA features YTN and if we obtain a total of $500 for Friends of MICA, the donor will donate $500 to YTN; if we receive $1000 worth of Friends of MICA, then the donor will donate $1000 to YTN. Essentially doubling the dollar amount of Friends of MICA that week.
We are grateful and thrilled for the wonderful donors that have agreed to take part in this matching campaign. Below are the dates and names of the generous donors. If you know who they are, give them a big thank you when you see them.
July 17 - 23 | Island Youth Ballet | Rick and Jenny McPherson
July 24 - 30 | Music Works Northwest | Bruce and Andy Lorig
July 31 - Aug. 6 | Youth Theatre Northwest | TBA
Aug. 14 - 20 | Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle | Trenton and Genevieve Morton
Aug. 21 - 27 | Mercer Island Visual Arts League (education programs) | TBD
Please sign up to become a Friend of MICA and support the Arts on Mercer Island.
If you are already a Friend of MICA, get your friends to become a Friend of MICA. Just ask them, say something like "Hey Beth, I support MICA and the arts on Mercer Island and I know you do too, would you consider becoming a Friend of MICA? If you become a Friend in the next few weeks, your gift will double and support the arts on the island"
That's all it takes.
Don't forget about the MICA Happy Hours from 5-6:00 pm at the MICA Offices 7710 SE 29th St. (before Mostly Music in the Park) where you can meet with other Friends of MICA, as well as that week's, featured Mercer Island Master Artists' patrons.
July 20 | Island Youth Ballet
July 27 | Music Works NW
Aug. 3 | Youth Theater NW
Aug. 17 | Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle
Aug. 24 | MIVAL
Thank you for being a Friend of MICA. Your support is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you throughout the summer.