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Fundraising Event Successful for Arizona Non-Profit, Artists; Bringing Hope in Recession Year.
(Maricopa, AZ) August 31, 2009; A Maricopa non-profit, Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow and eclectic works of art were why about one hundred people attended Paintings for Poverty, Saturday August 22nd in central Phoenix.
By: Amy Juneau, Communications Director
The event was a success for these reasons:
- 30% of funds raised went directly to the operations and initiatives of FFABT – strengthening the foundation of public services via technical, low – cost, procurement and business solutions for non-profits, education, tribes and government.
- 70% of the proceeds went to the direct support of the local, exhibiting artists.
Executive Director of Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow, Stephen Durkee, said, "One artist sold a $500 painting. There was a good turnout. The event was a positive for all involved."
Artist, Angela Schmidt (pictured), says: "Paintings for Poverty was a fun event and I felt good to be able to support a wonderful cause (FFABT) through my work." Patrice Abrogoua, another artist, adds: "It was a remarkable event full of talented artists. It would not have been so great without the support of the attendees . . . I tip my hat to Steve Durkee and Travis Martin for making this event happen.”
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About FFABT: About Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow: Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow bases itself on the principle that there are better, more efficient ways to achieve social justice. Since it's founding, FFABT helped over 50,000 youth in Arizona through direct service and by improving the scope of service providers it assists. Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow is a public charity and under the 501(c)(3) section of the IRS tax code, meaning donors can count the donation towards their taxes. For more information, visit www.ffabt.org.
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