The 2022 end-of-year fundraising campaign for Klinkhart Hall Arts Center starts with a challenge:
KHAC has just received an anonymous $30,000 challenge donation to kick off the 2022 end-of-year campaign. This means that if you make an end-of-year gift your donation will be worth twice as much!
One gift, twice the impact!
Use this special, secure link today to help us match this extraordinary $30,000 challenge.
Online donations; cash/check donations; Take-A-Seat donations
The Klinkhart Hall Story so far (short version!)
Fifteen years ago in the small village of Sharon Springs, NY (pop. 467), an idea was born: the abandoned and derelict Klinkhart Hall — the last unrestored building on the village’s Main Street Historic District — could be born again as a center for the arts.
Fast forward to 2022 and much has happened: the building was purchased and donated to a not-for-profit Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, $820,000 of grants were awarded, and $380,000 in other donations to support the first phase of a complete restoration of the historic building. A real feel-good story!
Then COVID hit and threw the proverbial monkey wrench into the orchestra pit. Everything ground to a halt with the restoration project. But that didn’t stop us.
Temporarily unable to move forward with the building renovation, Klinkhart doubled down on its mission to be a home for the arts. In 2022, the fledgling arts center hosted a full season of arts events:
- the return of free summer Concerts in the Park;
- an expanded, 6th annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival that included the Oscar Wilde Memorial Lecture and a star-studded performance of Muldoon’s Picnic in addition to the traditional celebrity poets doing readings, workshops, panel discussions and more;
- plus theater, dance, Shakespeare in the Park, an art exhibit, plus a fundraising auction, wine tasting, and more.
And we are still forging ahead: Phase 1 of the renovation is now set to begin in 2023 and, in addition, we have applied for three new, transformative grants (we are already a finalist for one!) that will allow us to expand our renovation project to include ADA accessibility, a fully restored building facade for Klinkhart Hall, and more.
It gets better: KHAC has just received an anonymous $30,000 challenge donation to kick off the 2022 end-of-year campaign — it starts on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022!
In other words, make an end-of-year donation and the value of your gift is doubled. One gift, twice the impact!
It is a big ask — but not too big for an organization that has just hosted novelist, essayist, and poet Joyce Carol Oates, among many other distinguished poets, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, and others!
With your help, we can move forward together to make Klinkhart Hall Arts Center a place to call home for the arts in Sharon Springs.