Donations Overview

HOW YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT HELPS THE BOWLUS

The Bowlus Fine Arts Center is fortunate to be the beneficiary of several private trusts and bequests which provide funding for the wonderful programing presented each year. However, the Bowlus must depend on community support to maintain and preserve the building in which these and many other events are held. Your contributions make a critical difference to our continued success in providing a state of the art facility. Please consider what the Bowlus means to the quality of your life and of those in our community. All donations will be used to support the daily operations and maintenance and capital improvements of this wonderful facility.


BOWLUS OPERATIONS FUND

Donations designated to the Bowlus Operations Fund are used during the current fiscal year to meet our general operational needs. Bowlus Operations Fund donations are used to help pay monthly utility bills, management expenses such as accounting/auditing or legal fees, and annual maintenance/inspections on building equipment such as our fire extinguishers, boiler/chiller, and generator. Funds are also used to help pay for general maintenance such as new paint or plumbing/electrical repairs and capital improvements.


BOWLUS PRESERVATION FUND - New in 2016!

The Bowlus Preservation Fund has been created out of a need to collect and reserve funds for major or emergency repairs to the Bowlus building or aging equipment.  For the last 20 years, the Bowlus has relied heavily on grants from the Friends of the Bowlus, Inc. to help cover these expenses. With the Friends' funds being utilized for the new Bowlus Fine Arts Plaza project, it is imperative that an alternative "safety net" be planned. Donations designated to the Bowlus Preservation Fund will be invested, earning interest and dividends income, but available for immediate use when a need arises. To kick off this campaign, $1.00 will be collected with each ticket purchased for the Bowlus' 2016-2017 Cultural Attraction Series events.


BOWLUS TRUST ENDOWMENT FUND - $50/50 CLUB

Gifts to the Bowlus Trust Endowment Fund are permanently endowed.  The funds are invested to provide interest and dividends income which is then transferred to Bowlus Operations as it is earned and used for general operating expenses. This is the "gift that keeps on giving."  Join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary by helping to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the gift of the Bowlus for the next 50 years. Join the $50 for 50 Club and pledge $250 or more, payable with as little as $50 per year for the next 5 years. You are also welcome to give a one-time gift to the endowment in any amount.


Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible.  A printed receipt acknowledging your gift will be mailed to the address provided.

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