LET’S SPARK SUCCESS AND DOUBLE THE IMPACT!
#GivingTuesday is a national day for giving back and marks the opening day of the charitable season. We are excited to announce that an anonymous donor is using Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to issue a matching gift challenge of up to $50,000 to support Metropolitan School of the Arts!*
Join us as we strive to provide the most fulfilling experience in arts education and help young people reach their fullest potential in the arts through our phenomenal faculty, world-class curriculum, and exceptional collaborations with those most committed to igniting the creative spark in young people, contributing towards greater success for their futures.
WHY GIVE TO ARTS EDUCATION?
- When asked what “sparks” their interest, 54% of teens age 12-17 chose creative arts.
This is more than twice the number of the second choice: athletics. (The Search Institute, 2018; Benson, 2008, and TEDxTC – Peter Benson, 2011)
- Arts students, on average, score 100 points higher on their SAT (Americans For the Arts “Arts & Social Impact Fact Sheet”)
- Arts education provides the critical thinking, communications and innovation skills essential to a productive work force. (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)
- Performing arts students show greater flexibility and adaptability in thinking than their peers. (The Importance of Arts Education in Workforce Preparation, 2017)
Consider a gift to Metropolitan School of the Arts if you feel passionate about helping young people identify and develop their creative spark.
With three charitable options, you can
1.) Donate to the Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts and our Matching Gift Challenge
2.) Donate to the Studio @ Metropolitan School of the Arts, or
3.) Donate to a specific Metropolitan School of the Arts cause you are passionate about!
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*The Matching Challenge will continue through the end of May 2019, the month of our Annual Giving Campaign for the Academy at Metropolitan School of the Arts.
Metropolitan School of the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.