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Art Day of Giving raises $548,372 for Wichita arts organizations

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 7:08 p.m.

Wichita’s first Art Day of Giving raised $548,372 for 38 local nonprofit arts organizations.

The total includes online and offline donations, prize money and matching funds dollars given to the participating organizations during the 24-hour fundraiser, the Wichita Community Foundation said in a news release. Of donations, $316,144 was given online or through pledges.

The fundraiser, which also featured more than 50 performances and events by arts groups, ran midnight Feb. 27 to midnight Feb. 28. It was a project of the Wichita Community Foundation and its partners, the Arts Council and the Knight Foundation.

“The generosity of this town was evident during ArtDOG,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard in the news release. “ ... The Wichita Community Foundation, with the help of the Knight Foundation, was happy to bring this initiative to our city.”

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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