Saturday, June 19, 2010

Alexandria-based The Art League Chosen for 2010-11 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington announces that The Art League has been selected to be featured in the 2010-11 Catalogue. A panel of 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, peer non-profit organizations, and the DC government evaluated nearly 250 applications; The Art League is one of 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year.

Now in its eighth year, the Catalogue’s mission is to generate visibility and resources for the best community-based nonprofits, and to create more meaningful experiences for donors. According to Barbara Harman, President and Editor for the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, “We know that nonprofits have had another very difficult year, and the economy continues to create challenges: dollars are down and need is up. Individual donors can continue to make a real difference – as they did last year – keeping great organizations afloat during these tough times.”

The Catalogue raised $2.5 million in 2009-10, and has raised over $12 million since its inception in 2003.

The Catalogue enables smaller non-profits to tell their stories to individuals who would otherwise never hear them, and to encourage those individuals to get engaged and give. It also provides charities with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence because the Catalogue vets its family of nonprofits with great care.
20,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue in November, and others will visit the new Catalogue website ( the only regional philanthropy site of its kind in the country.

“Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact,” Harman said. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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