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Help us Celebrate Culture and Tradition: Donate!

December 17, 2010
Young Dancer

Photo by John S. Lewis

At Northwest Folklife, we believe that when people share their culture, music and heritage, opportunities are created to dissolve misunderstandings, break down stereotypes and increase respect for our region’s diverse communities.   We also believe that great cultural and educational experiences should be available to every member of our community, regardless of ability to pay.

As we celebrate our 40th year of bringing the community together, we want to thank you for the pivotal part you play in our history, and our future.  Did you know that donations from individuals make up 40% of our annual budget? Your support allows us to continue to offer North America’s largest celebration of arts and culture – the Northwest Folklife Festival – at no cost to the community.  Despite our successes and good news, we continue to face challenges caused by the economy and lower donations collected during last May’s rainy Festival.  If you believe in the work that we do, please consider making a gift to Folklife this holiday season.  Click here to donate online. Northwest Folklife can also accept your gift of stock or securities, or be included in your estate plans. For more information, click here or email    

As we continue our important work in this uneasy time, we are secure in knowing that we have an incredibly dedicated and loyal family of supporters who believe in our mission.  Together, we can make a difference.  Thank you for your support, and all the best to you this holiday season.