Oregon Cultural Trust

by Oregon Cultural Trust
Nov 21, 2012

Tis' the season of giving and gratitude

Jerome Kersey, Photo Holly Andres
Jerome Kersey, Photo Holly Andres

Thank you for being a cultural champion, supporting the Oregon Cultural Trust to sustain our arts, heritage and humanities. Now 10 years old, the Trust is an innovative private-public venture that raises funds to inspire our children, create lifelong learners, use culture as an economic driver, preserve our history and ensure access to culture for all Oregonians. The Trust, through its leadership, grant making and dedication to growing a permanent fund for Oregon culture, nurtures the creative and historic treasures that keep our state vibrant and alive.

The Cultural Trust, with your involvement, has flourished for 10 years:

• Over 21,000 Oregonians have contributed more than $25 million

• Over $12.5 million was distributed through 900+ direct grants

• Over $17 million remains in the permanent fund – earning interest for the future

Last year, thanks to donors like you, the Cultural Trust supported:

• Over 300 youth and arts education programs

• Historic preservation and restoration projects in 20 communities

• Cultural experiences benefitting over 600,000 people

All this is only made possible by generous voluntary contributions from donors like you. A gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust is FREE! First, make a donation to one or more of the 1,300+ cultural nonprofits in Oregon. A searchable list is provided on our website. Then, make a gift in the same amount to the Cultural Trust.

Oregon’s cultural tax credit means your donation comes back to you dollar for dollar when you file your taxes – up to $500 per individual, $1,000 for households filing jointly and $2,500 for C-Corp businesses.

Tis’ the season of giving and gratitude. Be thankful for Oregon’s richness of culture, our vibrant communities, the power of our history, the splendor of our heritage sites and the engagement of our citizenry. Join me in supporting Oregon culture – so Oregon will continue to be a great place to live, work and play.

Thank you for making your gift, today!

Best wishes,

Christine D’Arcy, Executive Director

P.S. Be sure to see how the Cultural Trust connects with your part of Oregon. Visit the new Oregon Culture: A Field Guide – oregonculturefieldguide.org – to see and hear how the Trust has changed lives and transformed communities since 2002.  Stay in touch: sign up for and tell your friends about our “Field Notes” eNews for regular stories, images and updates.

Photo Information: Jerome Kersey, Portland Trail Blazers Alumni Ambassador. Sauvie Island. Photo: Holly Andres. We asked celebrated Portland-based photographer Holly Andres to capture iconic Oregonians in their native cultural habitats. The results are as magical and inspiring as Oregon culture itself. Photographer Holly Andres has staged solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul…and Portland. Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Time, Art in America, Artforum, Elle, the LA Times, and Art Ltd., which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.


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Oregon Cultural Trust

Location: Salem, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.culturaltrust.org
Oregon Cultural Trust
Project Leader:
Christine D'Arcy
Salem, Oregon United States

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