Cortez Cultural Center Donation Double Challenge

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

The Cortez Cultural Center and Hawkins Preserve
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"Art and culture is essential for building open, democratic and inclusive societies" K. Watson

7 donors

raised $650

15 donor goal

All donations made between now and December 31, 2022 will be matched - DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

Thanks to a generous anonymous supporter, your gift's impact will automatically double. 

“Before when I didn’t know the Cultural Center existed I didn’t really know anybody. Now that I’ve started going to programs and interning there, I have been learning about the community and have lots of connections. It makes me excited and happy every day!” - Sasa Height, Southwest Open School Intern.

“Cortez Cultural Center is the very best cultural organization of the Four Corners Region. Multiple times the CCC helped bring my musical projects to life. Their commitment to culture and community programming is executed at a high professional level. CCC looks out for their community providing space and help for their locals. CCC works and networks among the highest arts organizations in the nation including the Associations of Performing Arts Professionals, Chamber Music America, Mellon Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Together CCC and I made history as we were the recipients of a national grant called ArtsForward. ArtsForward then put all its funding towards Cortez local businesses and community events. Cortez may seem small but their outreach, projects and community are among the best models in the cultural and arts industries. I love CCC, the are my second home.” - Delbert Anderson, award-winning Dineh (Navaho) jazz trumpeter, composer, touring and recording artist (Delbert Anderson Trio, DDAT, and DDAT Management).

“The Cultural Center is a safe environment for me to express myself” - Devin Mills, Southwest Open School Intern.

Research shows that arts and culture plays an essential role in health and well-being, both individually and community-wide. 

In 2022 alone, the Cortez Cultural Center's programs had a tangible economic impact on the local community estimated to be over $400,000. But our arts and cultural programs have significant intangible benefits as well that are deeply personal and transformational.

Below are a few sources that highlight recent research on how important arts and cultural organizations are. 

Economic Impact of Non Profit Arts Industry

WE-Making: How Arts & Culture Unite People to Work Toward Community Well-Being (Literature Review)

The Community Benefits of Arts and Culture Nonprofit Organizations, by Elise Middleton, Indiana State University

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

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