The Cultural Alliance of York County Allocates 2015 Campaign Funds

July 6, 2016 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments

The Cultural Alliance of York County is pleased to announce the allocation of $607,940 that will be distributed to its eight partner agencies in 2016.  These dollars were raised in the 16th annual “Bringing Arts and Culture to Life” campaign that funds eight partner agencies and the Creative Impact Awards that bring arts, history, and culture to the people of York County.

“Thanks to our donors, volunteers, and supporters, the Cultural Alliance has a total of $608,940 to distribute to our eight partner agencies,” stated David Kennedy, Cultural Alliance of York County 2015 Campaign Co-Chair and Board President. “We are pleased to announce that this translates to an increase in funds allocated to each partner over their previous year allocation.”

“The funds they receive are unrestricted funds, the hardest to get, and are distributed based on recommendations by a review panel representing our investors,” stated Mary Anne Winkelman, President of the Cultural Alliance. “Every year, the Allocations Panel reviews finances and management as well as audience attendance of each partner to determine their funding.  As a result, the agencies receive constructive suggestions and recommendations as well as the all-important unrestricted cash that they use to keep their lights on and their operations funded. We are thrilled that our supporters and donors could help us increase those unrestricted funds to our partners.”

The funding allocated to each partner is as follows:


PARTNER                                                                       2015

Greater York Dance                                                    $11,387

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center                 $286,512
Creative York                                                               $52,498
York Art Association                                                  $7,089
York County Heritage Trust                                     $207,314

York Junior Symphony Orchestra                          $7,633
York Symphony Orchestra                                       $31,911
York Youth Symphony Orchestra                           $4,596

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to our cultural core and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. The Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has granted $8 million cash and more than $2 million in-kind support since 2000.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255 or email our staff.

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