A heartfelt thank you to our donors and sponsors
At Artists for Kids, we have been fortunate to have a variety of donors and supporters who have embraced the work we do and the programs we offer. With their generosity and contributions, we have been able to expand our offerings, and provide financial assistance for those families whose kids could otherwise not discover the untapped creativity inside of them.
Our Donors and Sponsors contribute in a variety of ways. Whether it's with financial support, in-kind donations, or gifts of signficant pieces of work for our permanent teaching collection, we welcome those individuals and corporations who value an education that includes visual literacy.
Thanks to the generosity of The Ferry Building Friends of the Gallery Society, AFK is developing and offering 3-day workshops, three times a year, for the coming two years. These Mentoring Emerging Young Artists programs allow two selected, talented students from each of the North Shore Secondary Schools to work with Fine Arts teachers and local artists. Over two years, this funding will provide artist-led instruction to more than 140 students.
The generous contribution of Coast Capital Savings is allowing us to bring working artists to Mountainside Secondary School, to allow students to experience, first-hand, the life-changing power of creativity.
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
The North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission provides us with support to run our programs.
The Foundation's generous donation supported a training retreat for teachers in the Windows to Canadian Art Program. This critical funding allowed for teachers to share best practices and innovative ideas with other educators. The funding also supported the writing of curriculum, so lessons can be shared with other teachers, thereby extending the reach of the program and the teachers.
The Chang Y. Leong Memorial Fund
The Memorial Fund has sponsored two children to attend camp each summer. Thanks to their generosity, two outstanding students receive scholarships to the Paradise Valley Summer School of the Arts.
The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund
We are profoundly grateful for the latest donation from the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund. The fund's contribution assisted students who otherwise would not be able to attend our programs. Their generous gift allowed two students to attend summer camp, three students to attend day camp, 10 students to participate in after school art programs and materials for 12 students. The support of the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund directly enhanced the lives of more than two dozen students.
Companies and organizatons have been an essential part of funding the work that we do. We thank the organizations listed below that have contributed to providing a visual arts education to our students.
- Art Starts
- The Christopher Foundation
- The Smith Foundation
- Opus Art Supplies
- The Moller Family Foundation
- TD Bank
- Royal Architecture Institute of Canada
- Rotary Club of Lions Gate
- The Tuey Charitable Foundation
- Bing Thom Architects
- CUPE 389
- Lynn Valley Lions Club
- Heffel Fine Art Auction House
- Beech Foundation
- RBC Foundation
- North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
- City of North Vancouver
- District of North Vancouver
We are grateful for the number of individuals who have contributed to supporting our programs.
- Dr. Ian & Jane Strang
- Julie & Peter Pappajohn
- Dr. Fred Wurlitzer
- Lori McDonald
- Bill MacDonald
- Ken & Kathy James
- Neil Chrystal
- Margaret Penner
- Bette & Eric Adams
- Stephanie & Michael Farnsworth
- Dr. Shel & Jane Cherry
- Diane Pantages
- Theo & Lois Muraro
- Paul & Wendy Wiebe
- Bill & Dorothy Robertson
- Leona Quan
- Helen Boultbee
- Marlou Hume
- Ron Pound
- Colin Emslie
- Tim & Pat Quan
- Mary Anne Sigal