In early 2012, in response to California’s ongoing budget cuts to arts education in public schools, we launched a grassroots fundraising effort, MOLAA on the MOVE, to purchase a bus. With a ground swell of support, we were able to raise $24,000 through this online effort by the end of 2012! Hyundai Motor America, impressed with the success of our grassroots campaign, announced a $25,000 donation in January 2013 to MOLAA on the Move providing us with the balance needed to purchase the bus. This support will enable MOLAA to provide gallery tours and art workshops to a projected 5,000 additional students.
Now that we have the bus, we are excited about entering the next phase of program development – design of the bus wrap, outreach to local schools, infrastructure preparations to schedule field trips and procuring funds for the ongoing operational costs of the bus which include insurance, maintenance, fuel, etc.
A gift at any level will go a long way to ensuring the success of this program. To contribute to this fund please visit: http://www.molaa.myevent.com/
Thank you to the following MOLAA on the Move supporters:
Hyundai Motor America
Michael L. Weber and Frances Spivy-Weber
MOLAA Docent Guild
Sayago & Pardon, Inc.
Pediatric Dental Specialists
Mesa Environmental Services, Inc.
Otis and Linda Heald
Simmons L. Park
Peters Family Art Foundation
Stuart A. Ashman
Begonya De Salvo
Vincent A. Shepherd
Laura A. Siqueiros
Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy
Donna Jean McHenry