Look for Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Community Shares of Mid Ohio in your workplace giving campaign!

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is in need of your help a big way this fall. This fall we’re partnering again with Community Shares of Mid Ohio as a giving option during their workplace giving campaigns. Community Shares was established by local nonprofits for the purpose of fundraising on their behalf through workplace giving campaigns. Through their campaigns, each donor decides which charity charities will receive his or her contribution.

Thanks to the Community Shares’ process there is no cap on the amount of money we could raise through workplace giving campaigns. We need you to share with your co-workers, family and friends why you choose to support us and tell them how we make a difference in the community.

If you contributed through to us through Community Shares last year: Thank You! We hope you will again this year and share with those you know why you choose contribute through your workplace to us.

If your co-workers, family and friends didn’t donate last fall or haven’t donated before, share with them why they should contribute! Everyone can help spread the word about helping people support causes that are close to them or someone who wants to impact the community through beneficial paycheck contributions!

Unsure what to tell your co-workers, family and friends about the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education? Tell them we:

  • Work hand-in-hand with education partners at the state level to assure that arts education remains a core part of the school curriculum.
  • Support the development of innovative collaborations between schools and cultural institutions to promote the arts as equal partners in the educational enterprise.
  • Speak on behalf of arts education before policy-makers and provide strategic input to the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Arts Council, local arts organizations, school boards, and educators.
  • Monitor the work of the State Board of Education, House and Senate Education Committees, and other groups working directly on education issues that affect our children, schools, and communities.

We’re happy to provide information and/or materials you can share.

We really appreciate your support and contributions that helped us raise funds through Community Shares workplace giving campaigns last year! By helping the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education you’re making Columbus and Central Ohio a more just, caring and healthy community. If you have a co-worker(s), family member(s) or friend(s) that you think may be interested in supporting us or one of the many nonprofits Community Shares works with, have them contact Community Shares or visit www.communityshares.net

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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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