Count Me In! Donate to Save the Art League of Long Island

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Dear Art League Friends, Family, Members, Supporters and Volunteers,

I hope you and your loved ones, family and friends are staying healthy and safe as we press on through the fierce consequences and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve spoken with many of you, exchanged emails, and shared intimately the damage done to the Art League emotionally, physically and financially. It’s heartbreaking.

Raising funds is not fun. It’s most humbling, challenging and exciting when everyone comes through to support the mission within their means. Absent any revenue stream from class registrations or artwork sales, it is now the only way we have to save the Art League. The truth is, we’re out of resources. Months without income from tuition and class credits owed to students, without any possibility of recovering from the losses puts us in a dire financial situation. Staff and instructors are out of work, mounting bills and obligations to run the building are a daily reminder of just how desperate things have become.

Please give today to the “Count Me In” emergency COVID-19 fund with a general donation, or you can donate a piece of your artwork for the “Count Me In”, Artist of the Day fundraiser. Your artwork will go to the first bidder in exchange for a donation to the Art League. The place where we could use your support without putting your hand in your pocket today, is, if you would donate your class credits. If you’ve earned class credits due to the cancellation of your classes, it would make a huge difference financially. Donations are tax deductible up to the amount allowable by law.

Thank you to all of the donors and supporters who have already contributed to the “Count Me In” emergency fund, donated class credits and donated artwork for “Artist of the Day”. You’re making a difference! Thank you! The emergency fund is not a one-and-done appeal. It is ongoing and will continue through the months ahead or however how long it takes to save the Art League. I know we can do it and hope you believe it too. Please mail your check today to the Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746 or donate online or email Annette Bernhardt at Abernhardt@artleagueli.org to donate your artwork or your class credits. We need your support now.

Thank you,

Charlee M. Miller
Executive Director