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Now more than ever, what we do at Pacific Northwest College of Art matters.

For years, our community has come together at our annual fundraising Gala to champion PNCA students and affirm the importance of art and design education. This year, we’ve had to cancel the Gala and are turning to our close friends and donors to provide critical support for our students and to sustain the college’s future through this special spring appeal.

Our Goal is to raise $350,000 to replace the revenue we would have raised at the Gala.

We ask you to support PNCA during this unprecedented time by making a gift today

Case Statement

Center of Creativity Awardees

While we cannot gather in person to recognize our PNCA Center of Creativity Awardees at the Gala as we had planned, we will be honoring our awardees with an online publication spotlighting their support of the college and their work advocating for and advancing arts and culture in our community and beyond.

Sally Lawrence President’s Award

Susan Hammer and Lee Kelly, '59

Named in honor of PNCA President Emerita, Sally Lawrence, this award recognizes an individual(s) who demonstrates a steadfast commitment to civic engagement and the advancement of art and design education.

Award sponsored by Wildwood | Mahonia & John Miller.

Make a gift in honor of
Susan Hammer and Lee Kelly

Anthony and Pietro Belluschi Volunteer Service Award

John Bishop

Presented by PNCA’s Board of Governors, this award recognizes an individual(s) dedication to the mission of PNCA, to preserve and advance its legacy through engagement and volunteerism in service to the College. Award sponsored by First Republic Bank.

Make a gift in honor of
John Bishop

Hallie Brown Ford Award for Outstanding Vision & Philanthropy

Princess Grace Foundation

Honoring the legacy of Hallie Brown Ford, a transformational and visionary philanthropist, this award recognizes individual(s) and organizations whose advocacy and support for education and the arts advances the enduring capacity of the creative spirit.

Make a gift in honor of
the Princess Grace Foundation

PNCA Impact Award

Kandis Brewer Nunn

This award recognizes individual(s) and organizations whose support of the arts and higher education advances humanity, transforms the lives of individuals, and has a profound impact on generations to come.

Make a gift in honor of
Kandis Brewer Nunn

Award for Art and Social Justice

Sharita Towne

This award honors individual(s) whose work responds to the societal issues of racism and cultural intolerance and exemplifies the values and advocacy for cultural diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Make a gift in honor of
Sharita Towne

Thank you to our Gala sponsors who have recommitted
to the Special Spring Appeal

Presenting Sponsor



Challenge Sponsor

In support of our Special Spring Appeal, President Jordan Schnitzer, through The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, has offered an incredible challenge to match the first 50 gifts of $1,000.

The William G. Gilmore Foundation also pledged $50,000, to match the balance of gifts exceeding $1,000 (as long as their match dollars last).

Thank you to both foundations for their long-time leadership support towards PNCA’s fundraising efforts.

Platinum Sponsor

Al Solheim

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous

Award Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Wine Sponsor


New Tax Benefits for Giving

Congress enacted new Tax Benefits through the CARES Act for charitable donations in calendar year 2020.

Congress enacted new Tax Benefits through the CARES Act for charitable donations in calendar year 2020:

  • Taxpayers who typically take the standard deduction on their tax returns can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to an eligible charity, including PNCA.
  • Those who itemize their taxes can now deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) for charitable donations made in 2020. Generally, deductions for charitable donations are limited to 60% of your AGI.
  • Corporations can now deduct up to 25% of their taxable income for charitable donations made during 2020. This is an increase from the usual corporate donation limit of 10% of taxable income.

For more information on changes to the tax law, please contact your tax professional.

For information on how you can support PNCA, please contact:

Candace Horter,
Vice President for Advancement
503-490-6842
chorter@pnca.edu

Lauren Creany,
Director of Individual Giving
301-701-3632
lcreany@pnca.edu

Have Questions?

For more information, please contact:
Luann Whorton
503.821.8955
lwhorton@pnca.edu

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