Aug. 31 is United Arts Appeal 2019 fund drive deadline

Help fund the arts

Aug. 31 is the deadline for businesses and others to get recognition throughout the 2019-2020 season for their support of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA). The 1891 Fredonia Opera House’s “Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, is an example of the community-focused programs offered by members of the UAA.

JAMESTOWN — “Our 2019 fund drive closes at the end of August, and we want our supporters to receive all the recognitions they deserve,” said United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) President Julie Newell.

Throughout the 2019-2020 performance season, 2019 fund drive contributors are listed on the UAA’s website, in the printed programs of presentations by member organizations, and more. A single contribution of any amount puts donors’ names in front of thousands over the course of the year.

“Residents and businesses throughout Chautauqua County benefit from the positive impact the arts have on children’s academic success, the region’s economic well-being, and our quality of life,” Newell noted. “The UAA makes requests of companies on behalf of all our member organizations, and we appreciate support from individuals as well. We also see our role as helping to unify Chautauqua County through the arts.”

To receive recognitions during the 2019-2020 arts season, contributions can be made by Aug. 31 with checks payable to the United Arts Appeal and mailed to 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

United Arts Appeal members are Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, and Western New York Chamber Orchestra.

Member presentations include concerts, plays, dance, films, festivals, galleries, exhibits, lessons, and workshops. The UAA also awards grants for arts projects to individual artists and non-profit organizations through its Projects Pool Grants Program.

To learn all the benefits available to contributors to the United Arts Appeal, visit “Support UAA” at UnitedArtsAppeal.org.

The United Arts Appeal is supported by Chautauqua County, the Jesse Smith Darrah Fund, and the Hultquist and Holmberg Foundations.

Major contributors to the UAA’s 2019 fund drive to date are Patrons Lyndon and Melanie Gritters, Mark and Donna Hampton, and Rick and Terry Turner. Special Gifts have been given by M. L. Feather, Hope’s Windows Inc., Lake Shore Savings Bank, Dr. Bruce Rockwell, Thomas A. Turner C21 Turner Brokers, and Wegmans. Donors are Everydays True Value, Falconer Funeral Home, John and Margie Fuchs, LaBella Associates, Lois F. Strickler, and Lissa and Sherwood VanDewark.

For a complete list of contributors, see “BRAVO!” at unitedartsappeal.org.