Friday, March 30, 2007

The power of the Arts...the power of the media

The Cultural Alliance was fortunate to receive promotion help from Cumulus Radio during this year's campaign - ads that ran every day talking about the importance of the arts to the York community. We appreciated the opportunity to showcase the Alliance and its nine member agencies to the more than 300,000 people who listen to WARM 103, WSBA, and 96.1. What we didn't realize was the power of the media!!!!

After hearing about our members and what they do for the York Community, Hawk Gunning Club Treasurer, Daryl Ryan, called the Cultural Alliance to see if the Hawk Gunning Club could particpate in the campaign and help nine of the finest arts, history, and cultural organizations in York.

Of course, we were delighted to accept their check for $3000! This was a new gift - and it was made possible through Cumulus Radio and their ability to reach so many people. The power of the media and the power of the Arts - together they support the Cultural Alliance - the Art and Soul of York.

Friday, March 23, 2007

the power of the Arts...

Yesterday was a good one at the Alliance - we are now 9% ahead of last year in cash - though we are still behind in the number of calls booked. And our total - cash and in-kind - is 3/4 of the way to $1 million dollars. Looking at some numbers, we are forcasting success. But we can't do it without you finishing your please, let us know what you need to finish up. We are here to help.

We had a great member meeting this morning - lots of sharing of information and mentoring going on. One of the suggestions was to create a blog - and MAW took the challenge so here we are! We hope you will visit our blog often to get updates on the campaign and the goings on of the Alliance.