Wednesday, June 3, 2009
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN RESTAURANTS TO DONATE 20% OF DESIGNATED JUNE 11 FOOD AND ALCOHOL SALES TO MYARTSCOMMUNITY.ORG; COLLEGEARTONLINE.COM COMMITS 10% OF SALES TO PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
With just over two weeks left in a pilot fund-raising campaign to provide a financial bridge for the 16 largest arts and cultural organizations in Maricopa County, all Phoenix-area California Pizza Kitchen restaurants (CPK) (NASDAQ: CPKI) and CollegeArtOnline.com have committed their support.
On Thursday, June 11, CPK will donate 20 percent of all food and alcohol sales, purchased by customers who bring in the official pre-designed flyer, back to myartscommunity.org. Flyers can be downloaded in a PDF format for printing from www.myartscommunity.org and must be presented at the restaurant in order for 20% of their meal to be donated. Visitors to the site also can make a direct contribution to one of the 16 participating arts and cultural organizations or to an undesignated fund.
CPK restaurants participating in the fund-raising event are located at:
• The Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback in Phoenix
• The Tempe Marketplace, Rio Salado Parkway and the 202 in Tempe
• Desert Ridge Marketplace, Loop 101 and Tatum Blvd in Scottsdale
• Chandler Fashion Mall, Chandler Blvd. and Loop 101 in Chandler
• Dana Park Mall, Baseline Drive and Val Vista Drive in Mesa
• 10100 N Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale
Donations from CPK will be placed in the MyArtsCommunity.org undesignated fund. All funds for the campaign are being collected and managed by the Arizona Community Foundation.
CollegeArtOnLine.com, a locally-designed web site that helps college students and professors sell their work online to national and international clients, will donate 10 percent of all sales through June 15, the end of the MyArtsCommunity.org campaign, to the Phoenix Art Museum.
Adam Rosepink, who helped develop the concept for CollegeArtOnLine.com, said that selecting Phoenix Art Museum to receive the donations “is a win-win partnership.”
MyArts Community.org is a six-week web-based pilot fund-raising campaign based on the concept that many small donations add up to big dollars.
If the effort is successful, the concept, proposed by Valley businessmen Bob Delgado of Hensley & Company and Mike Cohn of CFG Business Solutions, LLC, will be used in the fall for a statewide campaign for than 300 arts and cultural organizations across Arizona.
Visitors to the web site use a drop-down function to select the organization they wish to donate to or they can write a check.
Arts and cultural organizations selected for the campaign were chosen based on very strict criteria including, but not limited to, an operational budget of at least $1.5 million.
Arts and cultural organizations include: Actors Theatre, Arizona Opera Company
Arizona Science Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona, ChildsPlay, Desert Botanical Garden, Free Arts of Arizona, Heard Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Theatre, The Phoenix Zoo, Scottsdale Cultural Council, West Valley Arts Council and an undesignated fund.
For more information or to donate, visit www.myartscommunity.org