The Cultural Alliance of York County Receives $500,000 Endowment

November 25, 2019 Rita Whitney News 0 Comments

Pillars Endowment Fund

York, PA – At its 20th Anniversary Celebration event, the Cultural Alliance of York County (CAYC) announced the kick-off of their endowment-building campaign with a $500,000 contribution from the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation. This is the first gift made to the Pillars Endowment Campaign, which will build the operational capacity of the CAYC and provide dedicated annual resources to further the work of the arts and culture community in York County. 

Arthur J. Glatfelter, in partnership with other corporate leaders, founded the Cultural Alliance in 1999 to raise funds for arts and culture organizations in York, which over the last 20 years has invested over $10.4 million in cash and $2.2 million in in-kind support for the arts.

“We are pleased to announce that the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation has pledged $500,000 to kick-off the Cultural Alliance Pillars Endowment Campaign,” stated Tony Campisi, President of the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation.  “The symbol for CAYC has always been a pillar.  Just as a pillar is an essential support and source of strength in a building, the Cultural Alliance is the pillar of support for our creative community.  This pledge will carry on the legacy of Art Glatfelter and ensure the future of a sustainable arts and culture sector in York County.”

The Pillars Endowment will build on the original operational donations made by corporate and individual investors through the William H. Simpson Pillars of the Alliance fund established in 2003. Pillars of the Past donors made an extra gift to CAYC to off-set operational costs and reduce the administrative expense burden each year so more annual campaign contributions could be distributed to our arts and culture community. 

Through the Pillars Endowment Fund, gifts may be endowed in perpetuity to support the overall operations of the Cultural Alliance and provide annual funding to our innovative arts and cultural community.  There are a limited number of naming opportunities available for the Pillars Endowment. Community members who are interested in more information on the initiative may contact CAYC President, Kelley Gibson at 717-812-9255 or Kelley@culturalyork.org.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to arts and culture in our community and, under its new more inclusive and diverse operating model, will be expanding its funding to further grow and strengthen arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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