503 DAY OF GIVING
Support education and outreach programming with the Portland’5 Foundation this Friday!
Friday, May 3rd is 503 Day, the Portland’5 Foundation’s one-day fundraising campaign supporting our Education Program. The goal of 503 Day is to receive 503 donations of $20. The mission of the Portland'5 Education Program is to offer culturally relevant education programming as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to celebrate diversity and broaden access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, and ethnicities. We work exclusively with students in Title I schools—which is a designation based on the percentage of students living in poverty.
There is never any charge to any student, family, or school to attend one of our programs.
Your donation matters. Will you be one of the 503 $20 donors?
In this new video, National Geographic photographer Anand Varma talks about the importance of these educational experiences:
Students from traditionally marginalized communities who have access to the arts, in or out of school, tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and higher levels of civic engagement, according to a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts report.
With that in mind, each year the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Education Program, removes barriers and provides access to a diverse selection of world-class lectures and performances for more than 12,000 students and teachers from Title-I schools in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Additionally, our programs enhance the education and arts experience by providing curricular materials that connect the stage and the classroom.
With your generous support, there is never a charge to students or schools.
Help support students' access to the arts!
The mission of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Foundation is to secure funds for culturally relevant education programming and venue capital projects as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to ensure access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities.
Established in 1994 to support Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, the Portland'5 Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a strong cultural arts presence in the community through advocacy, fundraising and region-wide community outreach. In the past ten years, the Portland'5 Foundation has funded over $1.5 million in capital projects.
The Portland’5 Foundation supports offering culturally relevant education programming as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to celebrate diversity and broaden access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, and ethnicities. Additionally, the Foundation raises funds for capital improvements to help maintain high-quality venues that attract premiere performers.
Board of Directors
Gary R. Maffei, President
Chris Sittner, Treasurer
Perkins & Co.
Walter Jaffe, Secretary
Gus Castaneda, ex officio
Red Lion Hotel
Robyn Williams, CFE, ex officio
Portland'5 Centers for the Arts
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the education and community outreach programs of metro Portland’s finest performing arts venues – Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Newmark Theatre, Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre.
Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Foundation
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
With deepest gratitude we thank our corporate partners: