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The arts belong to everyone.
A community rich with arts and culture attracts families, companies, and tourists – who in turn create more energy and financial support for schools and vital services. The arts need everyone's support to thrive. That’s where you come in.

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About Work for Art
Work for Art's Booth at The Standard's Volunteer Expo
Work for Art's booth at The Standard's Volunteer Expo
The arts belong to everyone. The arts are more than singing, dancing, painting, sculpting and writing. A community rich with arts and culture attracts families, companies, and tourists – who in turn create more energy and financial support for schools and vital services. The arts need everyone's support to thrive.


Our Organization
Donations to Work for Art’s Community Fund and Arts Education Fund support 100+ vital arts and culture organizations every year—encompassing dance, visual arts, music, literary arts, media arts, theater, cultural arts, and arts education. Work for Art raises these funds primarily through employee charitable campaigns at workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington. A rigorous grant process directs funds to where they will be most useful and assures that every dollar donated makes a valuable impact on the community as a whole. All nonprofit arts organizations based in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County are eligible to apply for these grants.

Honorary Chair, 2013-14
Jeff Harvey, President and CEO of Burgerville

Our Staff
Kathryn Jackson, Work for Art Manager
503-823-5424
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Chad Hadsell, Work for Art - Donor Data & Technology Specialist
503-823-5423
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Windy Hovey, Work for Art - Workplace Giving Coordinator
503-823-2969
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Andrew Theis, Work for Art Associate
503-823-5849
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WORK FOR ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Standing committee of the RACC board. Focus on governance, fiscal oversight, longer-term (3-5 year) strategy issues. Helps with high level cultivation of new companies. Meets quarterly.

Mike Golub, Chair (RACC Board member, WFA Co-Chair)
Peter Bilotta (Director of Development, Portland Opera)
Deborah Edward (Executive Director, Business for Culture & the Arts)
Josie Mendoza (RACC Resource Council, Oregon Arts Commission, former RACC Board member)
Carole Morse (former RACC Board president and WFA Honorary Chair, RACC Resource Council)
Jan Robertson (RACC Board member)
(Staff: Eloise Damrosch, Jeff Hawthorne, Kathryn Jackson)


WORK FOR ART LEADERSHIP CABINET
CEOs and other local business and civic leaders serving as champions for Work for Art. Meets annually and communicate monthly. Committed to running a strong Work for Art campaign with their own companies and helping to secure and enhance other campaigns.

Jeff Harvey, WFA Honorary Chair (President & CEO, Burgerville)

Mike Golub, Co-Chair (COO, Portland Timbers)
Nick Fish (Portland City Commissioner)
Tom Hughes (Metro Council President)
Gregg Kantor (President & CEO, NW Natural – former WFA Honorary Chair)
Carole Morse (President, PGE Foundation – former WFA Honorary Chair, former RACC Board president)
Greg Ness (President & CEO, The Standard – former WFA Honorary Chair)
Bob Packard (Managing Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects)
Brian Rice (Regional President for Alaska, Oregon and Washington, KeyBank – RACC Board member)
Jan Robertson (President & CEO, Norris Beggs & Simpson Companies – RACC Board member)
Julie Vigeland (Chair, Oregon Arts Commission, former RACC Board member)
(Staff: Eloise Damrosch, Jeff Hawthorne, Kathryn Jackson)


Board of Directors
As a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Work for Art is supported by the RACC board of directors. To learn more about the Board, visit RACC's Staff and Board Information page.