The Fitton Center’s annual Common Threads Campaign has reached its halfway point.
The community continues to benefit educationally, economically, socially, and culturally through Fitton Center programs in the arts that connect people and provide pathways for understanding the arts.
As people allow the arts into their lives, many find that their children achieve more in school, discover nonverbal ways to express their emotions, and learn that as human beings, we all truly are the same.
With the dedicated and continued support of donors, members, and sponsors since 1993, the Fitton Center has been able to positively impact thousands in our community through quality arts programming. Since opening 21 years ago, the Fitton Center has raised $31 million through donations, memberships, sponsorships, grants, and earned income.
Considering the Fitton Center’s current annual budget of just $1.5 million, raising and spending those funds in this community has generated jobs and revenue while having a significant economic impact, according to officials at the Fitton Center.
A spokesperson added that the purpose of the Common Threads Campaign is to ensure that these programs continue throughout 2015 adding that this campaign is crucial for the Fitton Center to meet budget by June 30.
The Fitton Center is asking for the community’s support to reach an ever-widening audience, especially those who would otherwise not be able to experience the total impact of the arts.
Common Threads runs through February and there is still time to donate to this important campaign.
“Each year in the fall we ask our members, donors, and friends to contribute to our Common Threads Campaign,” said Rick H. Jones, Executive Director of the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. “Due to the pledge period of our recent Capital Campaign, we had hoped to be able to suspend Common Threads for two years. We were forced to make major cuts to our capital improvement plans due to unforeseen circumstances. One of these cuts greatly reduced the operating reserve we had planned from the beginning of this campaign that would have allowed us to suspend Common Threads.”
“Please consider a gift to this year’s campaign!”
For more information regarding the campaign and how you can make a difference, please contact Alisa Miller, Development Specialist, at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts at 513-863-8873 ext. 115.
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.