The groups CVA Action and Save CVA have been waiting for the opportunity to jump in and help the College of Visual Arts stay open. This is it- your call to action is NOW.
On January 16, 2013 the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul Minnesota announced that it will close its doors forever on June 30, 2013. CVA Action quickly organized, gained nonprofit status, nominated a board, met with CVA Board of Trustees and is now in the process of creating a turnaround plan for the College of Visual Arts.
The CVA Action Board was recently made aware of an IMMEDIATE need for us to raise substantial funds by Thursday, Feb 21, at noon. The college is facing an urgent situation. Full details we have obtained from the CVA Board of trustees are confidential; however, what we can say is essentially that if this situation not addressed by us now, it will prohibit CVA Action from making any further meaningful progress to keep CVA open. The CVA Action Board has unanimously decided that this is the best and most trustworthy action we can take to keep the school open- rest assured we are not financing a closing of the school.
We know this is short notice- so we are asking for you all to take action today to help save CVA tomorrow. What we are asking for is that the 1500 or so followers of Save CVA and CVA Action each go to the CVA Action website www.cvaaction.org and if each person averages a donation of $333 by Feb. 21 at noon through the website we can avert this crisis. We know that some of you care deeply, but will be unable to donate this amount, but please do what you can. Therefore, if you are in a position to donate more, it will help. For donations over $1,000, please contact our treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is of the essence- if we fail to raise the funds by then, we feel that our entire effort may fail. If we cannot raise the target funds, your donation will be refunded minus reasonable operating expenses and fees.
Your donation will be tax deductible for the 2013 tax year, as 501(c)3 status is pending.
This is only the emergency phase of our fundraising plan. All should be aware that CVA Action has a multi phase plan in place- such as partnering with professional fundraising consultants, as well as a Foundation, to continue the fundraising efforts outside of our memberships. Ultimately our goal includes raising $3 million dollars in six months. For further questions, please see contact info on our webpage. Thank you for considering your donation and thank you for trusting in CVA Action’s efforts.