EVICS Thanks Community for Art Gala Support
by Executive Director Nancy Almond
Once Upon a Time….a small village came together to celebrate local art and support young children, families, and early childhood education! Thank you to all who came out to support EVICS’ 3rd Annual Art Gala Fundraising event held on November 9th at the Trout Haven Event Center. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed colorful art created by our youngest community members, and the many truly unique pieces contributed by talented local artists. The EVICS Giving Tree gave guests the opportunity to support specific program needs, such as childcare scholarships, professional development materials, preschool music classes, and supplies for home visits.
The event raised $10,000 to support EVICS on-going programs, and generated additional gifts to support EVICS’ move to become a Family Resource Center. EVICS has moved to a new home at 1182 Graves Ave, Unit A, and is pursuing membership in the Colorado Family Resource Center Association. After one year of membership, EVICS will be eligible for critical pass through funding which will provide more sustainable support for the program. EVICS is deeply grateful to the following donors who have contributed one-time gifts to offset start-up costs of the new Family Resource Center: Bank of Estes Park, Buell Foundation, Town of Estes Park, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, John and Peggy Lynch, The Goodwin/Bolgeo Family, and the Newendorp Family.
The Art Gala was truly a heartwarming evening as friends came together to insure young children in our community have what they need to thrive. EVICS staff, Board of Directors, and families extend a heartfelt thank you to all who contributed, sponsored, and attended the event. It truly takes a village to raise a child – and no village does it like Estes Park!