As a Junior Board member of Statement Arts, one of my responsibilities is to assist with fundraising for the fantastic arts education organization. I discovered WineO Club on instagram and immediately knew it would be a perfect fit for Statement Arts donors, plus who doesn’t want to learn a bit more about while getting drunk on a Wednesday!
WineO Club was beyond accommodating and friendly throughout the entire planning process - which was quite simple & short! They charge a non-profit price of $30 per person for an evening of their WineO 101 class, 2 and a half hours of full glass tastings accompanied by a cheese and cracker platter (pictured above). We were able to present a short program to our donors in the middle of the evening, place printed informational programs (designed by yours truly) at every seat and even show our organization’s video on a projector!
For such a small organization, Wine0 Club was the perfect venue for hosting an event to cultivate new donors, educate them about Statement Arts’ impact and have a great time! We charged $70 a ticket and held a small 4-item raffle. Overall the event netted just about $3,200 after $1,380 in expenses (the WineO charge per ticket). This was the most successful Junior Board hosted event to date and we definitely plan on doing it again next year (or sooner!).
About Statement Arts: Statement Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the creative visual & performing arts to underserved and/or low-income individuals. We channel creativity to educate, to enhance intellectual performance, to empower and guide, and to build self-esteem. Statement Arts is committed to giving our students an intercultural and interdisciplinary arts experience to which they do not have access. Statement Arts believes in the power of art to inspire social, cultural, and environmental education to further a legacy of responsible global citizenship.
Donate to their annual crowd funding campaign to help fund their programs: https://www.gofundme.com/statement-arts-college-prep-2018