UW Combined Fund Drive

September 21, 2021

Now More than Ever, Arts Organizations Need Our Support

Our communities need us…and the engagement, inspiration, and zest and zing that our arts nonprofit partners bring. As we move to the “New Abnormal,” many of these organizations are emerging from their COVID cocoons to revive in-person events, and could use our financial and moral support.

The arts have certainly made a huge difference in my life and I know I’d not be the same person today without these sometimes profound experiences. What I’ve learned, the people I’ve met, colleagues and friendships forged, the creative and performance process, the adventures, the teaching, writing, and challenges have all moved my world and, I believe, thus they do to the greater good.

Learn more about local performing arts groups’ plans for fall in-person performances

The author coaching the next generation of dance artists. Courtesy upf.com

Tacoma Art Museum’s mission statement really speaks the profound impact art can have: TAM transforms our communities by sharing art that inspires broader perspectives and cultivates a compassionate future. Isn’t this what all great art does and could do?

Let’s dive deep into keeping our communities thriving by giving back to those organizations that motivate us, move us, and bring beauty to our world. Please support today’s current, and the new, next generation!

Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthly payroll deduction through the UWCFD to one of our member organizations actively working to transform our communities through art: 

98.1 Classical KING FM (charity code 1480363): Listener-supported KING FM is located at Seattle Center with a mission to make classical music accessible for everyone in the community and to advocate for the arts in our region.

Cornish College of the Arts (charity code 0315636): Provides students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators.

Pacific NW Ballet (charity code 0315115): Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts.

Tacoma Art Museum (charity code 1478486): Tacoma Art Museum remains the leading resource for art of the Pacific Northwest and greater western region.

University of Washington World Series (charity code 0315154): The UW World Series presents internationally acclaimed artists in music, theater and dance, and offers innovative educational programs to children and adults.

Join us at our upcoming Arts & Humanities lunch & learn on November 22!

Related coverage: