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Greensboro, N.C., May 22, 2018 — ArtsGreensboro today announced the receipt of a $25,000 challenge grant from the Cemala Foundation to support the final five weeks of the 2018 ArtsFund Campaign, which ends June 30. The challenge grant will match new or increased donations dollar-for-dollar from supporters up to a maximum of $25,000.

The Cemala Foundation supports the 2018 Arts Fund by encouraging others to donate to ArtsGreensboro

2018 Arts Fund campaign chair Jill White said, “Whether in the role of catalyst, collaborator, promoter, supporter or presenter of local arts activities, everything that ArtsGreensboro does is made possible by the time and generosity of loyal supporters. We are very grateful that the Cemala Foundation chose to invest in ArtsGreensboro in a way that encourages others to deepen their support.”

ArtsGreensboro’s annual community-wide ArtsFund Campaign provides financial support to more than 50 organizations, projects, artists and/or schools. “The success of the $1 million campaign is critical to completing those grant commitments,” said White, “and this special challenge will help secure additional gifts and pledges during the final weeks leading up to June 30.”

The challenge grant is part of a larger grant package for ArtsGreensboro totaling $50,000.  The other $25,000 from the Cemala Foundation will support an important bridge fund campaign that will helps Arts Greensboro change its funding cycle from spring to fall each year.

Contributions and pledges can be made online at https://www.artsgreensboro.org/donate/ ; via telephone weekdays by calling ArtsGreensboro at 1-336-373-7523, or by mail to: ArtsGreensboro, PO Box 877, Greensboro, NC 27402.

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About ArtsGreensboro: For more than 50 years, ArtsGreensboro has been the nexus of the region’s $162 million-a-year creative industry – both as arts council and community catalyst supporting the entire arts landscape. Through its annual community-wide ArtsFund Campaign, it supports more than 50 arts organizations, projects, artists and schools every year.  In addition, ArtsGreensboro hosts events and manages facilities – from the North Carolina Folk Festival and Sternberger Artists Center on Summit Avenue, to the collaborative 17DAYS Arts Festival and innovative Van Dyke Performance Space in the Davie Street Cultural Arts Center. Through all these activities, ArtsGreensboro drives the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, advocacy, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org

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