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Every Dollar Makes a Difference: Education Appeal

Aug

07

Join the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in providing high-quality art education.  Art education helps children develop critical thinking and observational skills that span all disciplines.  It also helps create lifelong learners who see the world with the different eyes, inspiring their lives and ours. Listed below are several ways that you can help enrich a child’s life.

100% of your donation goes to provide supplies in our Education Department.

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A donation of $5 will buy two sets of watercolors.

Reported rates of childhood public arts education declined significantly from 1982 to 2008.

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A donation of $10 will buy printmaking paper & ink.

High school students who study the arts outperform their peer’s SAT scores by an average of 103 points.

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A donation of $20 will buy one box of clay.

Studies have concluded that art studies and activities help keep high-risk dropout students in school.

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A donation of $50 will buy an experience that lasts a lifetime.

Federal school funding for the arts and humanities is around $250 million a year, while science is funded around $5 billion a year.

Sources: Education FundNYSAFLT, NEA, and NASAA

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