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McKinney Center Scholarship Drive

$7,342 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 6 months
The arts program at the McKinney Center was started by a generous donation by the late Jim Martin in honor of his wife Mary.  Jim once said, “The arts create a diversity of thinkers, both left and right brainers”. He believed that creative thinkers were the key to our future advancement, and this could only be achieved by providing children with a balanced curriculum that included math, science, and the arts. Jim’s words are echoed by educators and scientists around the country.


However, as regional school funding was cut, art and music classes in our area public schools have been decreased. Few schools offer any comprehensive art classes anymore, which diminishes the opportunity for our young learners to develop that “left and right brain thinking”. The McKinney Center fills this void by providing over eighty art, music, and dance classes each year, for all ages, taught by the area’s best artist-teachers in their field. Their bios are impressive. (Read them on mckinneycenter.com )

But cost is a concern for many families in Jonesborough and Johnson City, Tennessee.


We believe that cost should never keep a child from participating in education of any kind. That is why we have offered a scholarship program every year since opening our doors four years ago. In 2017, we were able to give 33 scholarships. This coming year, we want to be able to provide 50 youth scholarships, so every child who wants to participate in the arts, and become that creative problem-solver and thinker, will have the opportunity to do so.

We cannot do this without your help. By giving to our GoFundMe campaign you will be supporting our scholarship program. You may give at any amount, but if you would like to give a scholarship to one child you can give $120.00. Our goal is to grant 50 children scholarships. We would love to reach this goal of $6,000.00 and will keep everyone updated with how many young people we support as we go!

If you think it is important to give the gift of education in our community we ask you support our scholarship fundraiser.





Any donation amount helps! Please consider giving the gift of art by donating to the McKinney Center's Scholarship Program today!

Share your support of the arts and receive this sticker when you give $5.00 or more to our campaign!
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We are so thankful to say that with your help and with our Masterpiece Mingle event, that we have reached and even gone over our goal of $6,000! That means we can give 50 children and more a scholarship to art classes here at the McKinney Center. Thank you all. Here's a little celebration video, enjoy!
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Thank you all for your continued support! Please continue to share our campaign and if you got a sticker, please show it off and encourage more to buy one! We are also getting ready for our fundraiser on March, 16th. Funds from this event will continue to support our scholarship program. For more information visit our Facebook page!
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Thank you all for your giving and continued support in our scholarship campaign! If you have given expect a "Support Local Arts" sticker coming your way and please share around that if anyone would like to they can give $5.00 or more to our campaign to receive a sticker. We can now support about 18 children through the scholarship fundraiser, so we have made great progress!
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We cannot thank you all enough for continuing to support our fundraiser! We have raised enough to support 12 children in scholarships to take an art class. We are $30.00 away from reaching our next milestone. Please continue to share our link on your Facebook pages. Thank you and please help us fill in the entire paintbrush!
20% Raised!
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$7,342 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 6 months
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