The Right Brain Initiative


Give!Guide Record-Breaking Success, Everyone Wins

January 16th, 2014 by Right Brain Team


Image by Leah Verwey.

We did it. You did it. After two months of fundraising and many generous donations from over 240 donors through Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide, The Right Brain Initiative is delighted to report that this was our biggest, most successful Give!Guide campaign ever. We not only matched our goal of raising $13,000 , but we far surpassed this number, coming in with a grand total of $14,287. We also received an additional $500 for recruiting the most donors age 35 and under in the education category. 

This was a big year for Give!Guide in general, with a record 7,427 donors contributing $2,453,083 to various nonprofits throughout the Portland community. It was truly an inspiring campaign.

So in light of all of this generosity, we’d like to say a big thank you. Really. 

Thank you for your support and your dedication to The Right Brain Initiative. Thank you for being a part of our mission to bring the arts to every K-8 student in the Portland area, and for understanding the immense potential that the arts bring to a creative, young mind. We look forward to seeing what opportunities the new year brings, and are happy you’ve come along for the ride.

We’d also like to thank our many committee members and, in particular, the amazing members of our Grassroots Fundraising Task Force (scroll down at this link to see the names of these excellent individuals), who provided support beyond belief.

Donors—look out in the next couple of weeks for a thank you letter and your coupon for a free ice cream scoop at Ruby Jewel

Leah Walpuck is the Sprinter 2014 Outreach Apprentice for The Right Brain Initiative.


Right Brain Team