The UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art received a nod of approval from the Colorado Springs community by being selected to participate in the 5th Annual Indy Give! campaign.
GOCA is one of seven community arts organizations to be selected by steering committee of local experts.
“It is an honor to be chosen,” Daisy McConnell, director, Galleries of Contemporary Art, said. ”Selection signals strong community engagement and impact and recognition that GOCA is making a difference in the community as well as on campus.”
Powered by the Colorado Springs Independent and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, the Give! Campaign is designed to “kick open the door to philanthropy in the Pikes Peak Region.” Selection criteria include solid financials, ethical practices and credible impact. The selection committee looks for nonprofits that operate exclusively in the Pikes Peak Region, that fill unmet needs in innovative ways, and that “might not ever cross your radar otherwise.”
The Indy Give! campaign accepts donations as low as $10 and all donations go directly to the nonprofits with no processing or administrative fees. Additionally, the campaign provides recipients with training in areas such as social media, marketing, technology, data management and governance, according to Jessie Pocock, development director, GOCA.
GOCA will host several events to help promote participation in the campaign. At 4:30 pm Nov. 19, there will yoga in the campus GOCA gallery with UCCS alumna Sarah Martin. A Free First Friday! concert and art event is planned for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. at the downtown gallery, 121 S. Tejon.
To support the UCCS galleries, visit http://indygive.com/goca. Donations more than $25 are eligible for incentives from local merchants.
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life.