Dear Oregon Folklife Supporter,
Today is #GivingTuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back to your favorite nonprofits and causes. #GivingTuesdaykicks off the Oregon Folklife Network’s year-end fundraising campaign.
To participate: Make an end-of-the-year tax-deductible gift to the Oregon Folklife Network Fund. Be a part of OFN’s ongoing story from Culture Fest to our Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Our programs showcase exemplary culture keepers in Oregon’s communities and Tribes.
Your donations enable OFN to
- Fund the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, which enables master tradition keepers such as Hip Hop Artist Michael “Mic” Crenshaw, saddle maker Steve McKay, and Bharatha Natyam dancer Jaynthi Raman to teach their knowledge and skills to another generation;
- Add folk and traditional artists to the Oregon Culture Keepers Roster, a cultural resource that showcases traditional artists such as piñata maker Monica Moreno, canoe paddle carver Shirod Younker, and 2018 National Heritage FellowFeryal Abbasi-Ghnaim so that presenting organizations, schools, libraries, museums, and others can hire Oregon traditional artists to perform or demonstrate;
- Create exhibits and public programs that highlight saddle makers, traditional musicians, fisherpoets, and more.
When you give to OFN, remember to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, which will credit its portion back to you as an Oregon state tax credit. “Donate+Match = Get the Whole Match Back!”
OFN connects! From culture keepers in Tribes and communities, to local and statewide programs and agencies, we make Oregon’s traditional arts thrive. To continue this work, we need your help. We hope you’ll be a part of our efforts to nurture Oregon’s diverse cultural heritage.
Thanks so much for your support!
Riki Saltzman, Executive Director
Oregon Folklife Network