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Manten La Fe! Keep the Faith!

$2,000 of $122,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 7 months

PRESENTING  "MANTEN LA FE!" "KEEP THE FAITH!"

A BENEFIT FOR COLLEGIO EL ARCO IRIS


Colegio El Arco Iris is an arts school that includes performing, visual & culinary arts as well as a woman’s support group.

Iris Rodriguez Valentin started Colegio El Arco Iris, a preschool in her home, 35 years ago.  After seeing that there were no schools for the arts that served the middle class, she bought the large building next door and started Centro Arte Cristiano, a school of the arts. Last year, Hurricane María destroyed the large building that housed Centro Arte. Estimates to repair the building total $122,000.

Iris’ income is limited at this time, and she is now facing the threat of bankruptcy and foreclosure.  Temporarily, she is using the original smaller building that was also heavily damaged to offer a limited number of classes four days a week. This income is not sufficient to take care of her parents and herself, and make the repairs on the larger, school building. This does not address the loss of furniture and instruments. 

We area group of community-minded women and men whose mission is to lend support wherever there is a need.  Although we have done many smaller ones, this is our first major fundraising project. These wonderful people need and deserve our assistance.
  
                         PLEASE HELP US HELP COLEGIO EL ARCO WITH ANY DONATION THAT YOU CAN. 
                                                          PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

                 IF YOU ARE LOCAL, PLEASE COME OUT TO THE BENEFIT 'MANTEN LA FE' ! 
                                                                                     See details below..

On Sunday September 16, 2018,  “Manten La Fe!,” a benefit for Colegio El Arco Iris, a school of the arts destroyed by Hurricane María in Puerto Rico will be presented!  This will be an exciting afternoon of musical theatre, jazz, salsa, and more, by local performers.  

                                                                       Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 P.M.

                                                                       Grace Community Church

                                                                      160 Seremma Court, Lake Katrine, NY 

FRIENDS:        $25 donation per ticket
SPONSORS:  $50 receive 1 ticket + dessert/beverage
DONORS:       $85 or more receive 1 ticket + dessert/beverage + beautiful, hand-crafted mug commemorating the
event created by local artist Karin Smith-Spanier  (limited to the first 40 DONORS, must be picked up at the event)

100% OF ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO COLEGIO EL ARCO!

MAKE YOUR DONATION (AND/OR GET YOUR TICKET) RIGHT HERE OR CONTACT US AT bettygilpatric@gmail.com or JoAnne Valentín Schubert (845) 247-8743

The theme of this event-- “Manten La Fe” or “Keep the Faith”— is to celebrate the power of the arts to heal, inspire, and unite people everywhere. Our event is dedicated to the vision of Centro Arte of Colegio El Arco Iris, and its desire to instill a love of the arts in young people in Puerto Rico. 

Highlights will be the cast from a recent performance of Ragtime, as well as other performers from the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck; Jeremy Gaynor, a season 8 contestant on The Voice and currently member of the West Point Military Academy Band; illusionist Ryan Dutcher; jazz band Blue Gardenia, El Rancho Delxuo’s Cuban Salsa Band; and more.  Artistic Direction for the performance is JoAnne Schubert, a founding member of the Kingston Democracy Defenders, and one of the premier Music Directors at Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, and the cousin of Iris Rodriguez Valentin.


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Manten La Fe - Benefit for Colegio El Arco Iris was a HUGE success! Thanks to YOU, our donors, attendees and sharers and to the many performers, artists, musicians, organizers, bakers, decorators, publicizers who donated their time, talent and expertise, we were able to raise $8,595!!!! We are SO excited and SO close to reaching the $10,000 mark! Will you stick with us? Will you reach out to friends who may not have had time to attend the event or visit this page but may still love to help? We know we can count on ALL OF US to continue to reach this audacious goal. I will keep you updated.
Once again, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
Will post a more specific list of Thank Yous in the next day or so. In the meantime, here's a great photo to enjoy. Betty
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We've just passed the $2000 mark with $2015 in total (here and by check) -- woohoo! WAY TO GO!
Muchas Gracias,
Betty
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HUGE Thank You to:
Kimberlee Halligan $50 donation
Virginia Leitner $75 donation
Pyramid Brokerage Company $200 for 8 tickets
Claire & Larry O'Brien 2 tickets + desserts + 2 mugs
Gioia Timpanelli $50 donation
Susan & Stephen Wilder 2 tickets + desserts + 2 mugs
Chris Whitaker 1 ticket
Jean & Bill Miller 2 tickets
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Woohoo! Our total raised so far (donations made here and by mail) is ……… $1260!!
THANK YOU TO ALL!
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