Wichita Art Day of Giving
Grand Total for ArtDOG 2016

Important news regarding the future of ArtDOG

The Art Day of Giving, Wichita Community Foundation’s 24-hour online giving campaign for Wichita arts nonprofits, launched in 2014 with three goals in mind: to raise awareness of the current needs of arts organizations; to encourage arts organizations to effectively use digital tools; and to inspire donors to increase financial support of their favorite arts organizations.

Year one and two of the project resulted in notable fundraising totals and awareness. However, we heard growing concerns about the effectiveness and sustainability of the project from arts organizations and donors alike. After countless internal discussions and review of the survey data, the Wichita Community Foundation has made the decision to no longer administer ArtDOG. We realize that this will be disappointing news to many of you — it was not an easy decision.

We challenged arts nonprofits to think about new ways to engage their audience through ArtDOG. Now, in the coming months, WCF will implement new ideas and approaches to have a larger impact on the philanthropic culture of Wichita.

Thanks to each of you who participated in ArtDOG — whether as a participant or donor. The support and energy did not go unnoticed. Together, thousands of donors raised more than $3 million for local arts organizations. Please contact us with any questions. We hope you will join us as WCF continues to evolve into a catalytic resource for charitable giving in our community.

Shelly Prichard
President and CEO
Clark Bastian
Board Chair

Dollars Raised - Leaderboard
Rank Organization Amount Given
1Wichita Center for the Arts$431,602.94
2Wichita Symphony Orchestra$200,640.44
3Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, Ltd.$172,326.44
4Sedgwick County Zoo$112,678.65
5Botanica, the Wichita Gardens$104,855.44
6Wichita Public Library Foundation$75,647.44
7Tallgrass Film Association$74,974.44
9Music Theatre Wichita$40,543.44
10Chamber Music at The Barn$32,225.10
11Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center$24,036.44
12Christian Youth Theater Wichita$17,280.39
13Exploration Place, Inc.$14,666.44
14The Seed House~La Casa de la Semilla$11,946.44
15Music Theatre for Young People$9,289.49
16Emerald City Chorus Sweet Adelines International$9,124.52
17Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University$8,800.44
18Wichita Art Museum$7,785.44
19Opera Kansas$7,325.44
20Ballet Wichita$6,571.24
21Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum$6,545.44
22Harvester Arts$6,005.44
23Wichita Asian Association$4,794.97
24Fisch Bowl$4,044.44
25Wichita Choral Society$3,746.44
26Wichita Chamber Chorale, Inc.$3,400.44
27Arts Council, Inc.$3,285.44
28Arts Partners$3,170.44
29Newman University Fine Arts$3,067.44
30Griots Storytelling Institute$2,786.44
31The Love Story$2,620.44
32ICT Showchoir$2,565.44
33Camp Allegro Wichita$2,210.44
34Wichita Grand Opera, Inc.$2,190.44
35ARISE Ensemble$2,070.44
36Education Edge Fine Arts Gift Fund$2,055.44
37Delano Chamber Players, Inc.$1,955.44
38Wichita Community Children's Choir$1,718.44
39Museum of World Treasures$1,675.44
40Heart of America Men's Chorus$1,415.44
41Wichita Community Theatre$1,346.44
42SHIFTSPACE Gallery, Wichita State University$1,220.44
43Wichita State University - College of Fine Arts$1,135.44
44Old Cowtown Museum$1,115.44
45George B. Tack Memorial Flute Committee$1,100.44
46American Guild of Organists, Wichita Chapter$1,005.44
47The Kansas African American Museum$892.44
48South Central Kansas SmorgasChorus$792.44
49Bartlett Arboretum$790.44
51Deaf Kids' Art Network (DeafKAN)$580.44
52Wichita Jazz Festival$450.44
53Kansas Aviation Museum$445.44
54Wichita Blues Society$270.44
56Wichita Shakespeare Company, Inc.$210.44
57Friends University Fine Arts$95.44

Golden Ticket Winners

  • Music Theatre Wichita
  • KPTS
  • Wichita Choral Society
  • Emerald City Chorus Sweet Adelines International
  • The Seed House~La Casa de la Semilla
  • Education Edge Fine Arts Gift Fund
  • Exploration Place, Inc.
  • SHIFTSPACE Gallery, Wichita State University
  • Wichita Art Museum
  • ICT Showchoir
  • Wichita Community Children's Choir
  • The Love Story

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