2020 Annual Appeal for Donations – Support the Arts & Sciences!
At the LBIF, we continue to plan our upcoming seasons for you and your family. This has been a challenging period for all. Yet we must imagine a better time, free from the pandemic, when we can enjoy life with family and friends and feel normal again.
To facilitate our planning for 2021, we are making a year-end appeal to our members to support the Foundation with an end of year gift. Your 100% tax-deductible donation will enable the LBIF to meet our operational needs in this next year to continue to provide a robust slate of offerings and events.
The Foundation has been a cultural center on LBI for 72 years. This year, we managed to accomplish more than we expected to be able to do. While our in-person programs and events were subject to capacity limits and social distancing, major programs that were held these past few months included:
• our award-winning summer & fall Camp operating safely, but only at 25% capacity
• our vibrant Tennis Club
• our Ceramics Residencies
• our annual, traditional House Tour, presented virtually
• four outstanding Art exhibits
• five days of Drive-In movies; two Film Fests; an outdoor concert
• the American Ballet Theatre Company ballet performance … and more!
Accomplishing all of this with an unblemished safety record made for a summer that was as close to “normal” as we could get in the midst of a pandemic. The LBIF Board and Staff are grateful to our members, visitors and the community for confidence in us to remain safe, open and engaging.
The LBIF was able to remain fully staffed throughout 2020 thanks in large part to one time grants. However, as the pandemic continues to impact us, we expect that 2021 will be a very challenging year. Please consider your year-end gift to the Foundation to meet a $100,000. Fundraising goal. Your contribution will mean more than you can imagine at this critical time for the LBIF, and we truly thank you for your support!
-Daniella Kerner, Executive Director
-Todd Strine, President – The Board of Trustees at the LBIF
BECOME A MEMBER!
Support the Long Beach Foundation of Arts and Sciences and become a member. Membership dollars help the LBIF bring arts & science programs to Long Beach Island and the surrounding community in southern New Jersey. Membership helps support the ongoing operations and offerings of the LBIF.
WANT TO SIMPLY SUPPORT THE LBIF? BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FOUNDATION
Show your support by being a Friend of the Foundation! A Friend is a donation in the amount of $50 which includes free admission to Science Saturdays & FRED Talks.
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has always provided a place for learning, artistic expression and the exchange of experiences and understanding on LBI, but we need your help to preserve and continue it. Sustaining the Foundation takes tremendous time, money and resources. Please help us to continue and increase our excellent programming by renewing your membership now. Your dollars support the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the LBIF and make up almost 33% of the LBIF annual budget at this time.
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please call the office. If you would like to make a donation online, please use the PayPal button below. Your gifts go directly to support our innovative workshops, public programs, exhibitions, and children’s activities. Give today to help keep the arts and sciences alive on LBI!
Become a Sponsor
Businesses receive opportunities for sponsorship of major events that attract 200 to 5,000 attendees. Sponsors receive public recognition of their support in advertising—including signage, print, and radio announcements, plus a visible presence at the sponsored events. For more information, please call the office at (609) 494-1241.