Social Capital Announces Spring “Party with a Purpose” in Support of Art

Join Social Capital on Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the Burnet Art Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers. This event will benefit three art-related charities, including Art Buddies, Free Arts Minnesota and Youth Performance Company.
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March 27, 2012 - PRLog -- MINNEAPOLIS--Social Capital is pleased to announce that it will hold its upcoming spring charitable event on Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the Minneapolis Burnet Art Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Keeping with the model it has established, Social Capital will support three local non-profit organizations. For this event, the organizations all have a strong focus on the arts. These organizations are Art Buddies, Free Arts Minnesota, and Youth Performance Company.

“We have a thriving arts community here in Minneapolis,” said Emily Shannon, director of marketing for Social Capital. “We wanted this event to reflect the incredible things that three art-related philanthropies are doing to keep art alive in our city. Between the energetic organizations we are featuring and the fantastic venue, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.”

This Social Capital event raises money just like the preceding events—through a democratic allocation process. In short, Social Capital lets attendees decide where they want their money to go. Attendees can learn about each charity while at the event and can donate as little or as much as they like. Plus, 100% of each contribution goes directly to the charity of each attendee’s choice. This method has proven successful in the past—attracting hundreds of people and raising thousands of dollars in a single night.

This model was born from the idea that there needed to be a way for people to get involved in philanthropy in a simple, fun and affordable way.

“We created a group of people who believe that philanthropy should be inclusive and accessible to anyone,” said Tomás Gutiérrez, managing director of Social Capital and a founding member of the group. “We believe social networks have power and that gatherings can create change. That’s the foundation that we structure all of our events upon.”

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming event on April 14 are encouraged to visit or for additional information.

About Social Capital
Social Capital is a Minneapolis-based group that believes philanthropy should be fun and accessible to all. Founded in 2009, Social Capital began as a simple idea to help get friends, families and communities together through events that raise awareness and act as fundraisers for multiple philanthropic causes.

Social Capital believes there is strength in numbers and that a fun night on the town can be a powerful way to do good and party with a purpose. In the end, everyone wins. Check out for additional information.

About Art Buddies
Art Buddies helps kids from low-income families discover their creative gifts while building confidence and big dreams. Their creative volunteers come from all sorts of exciting fields—including advertising, graphic and interior design, film production, commercial photography, illustration, public relations, web design and architecture. For more information about Art Buddies, please visit:

About Free Arts Minnesota
Free Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic expression into the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families. For more about Free Arts Minnesota, please visit:

About Youth Performance Company
Youth Performance Company fuels the creative spirit of youth by developing, empowering and advancing young artists. Through direct programming that includes productions, classes, in-school residencies, community appearances, and a leadership development component, YPC provides affordable and meaningful arts experiences for Twin Cities families, children, and teens. For more information about Youth Performance Company, visit:

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