Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Matt Allyn Chapman, graduate from the Illustration class of ’08, and current faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
As a former student of the college, the education I received was one that was readily available, but at times needed to be sought out - often requiring that I put in the EXTRA time and effort to really gain the skills necessary for success. Today, as a professional working artist and faculty member of the Foundation Department, I am rewarded and challenged with the unique opportunity of imparting the same knowledge that I was searching for all those years ago. PCA&D teaches more than the “how to” it also teaches the “how else”. This is why I choose to give extra.
I am reaching out to my fellow PCA&D alumni to ask for your support of The Extra Give campaign, November 18th, 2016. Help us reach that extra mile for PCA&D and donate at ExtraGive.org. Your donation will be joined with other donations from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their presenting sponsors. The minimum donation is only $25 and is done online at ExtraGive.org. Donations strengthen the Annual Fund which supports scholarships, student activities, the Gallery and all of the details that make PCA&D what it is. Being an alum, you are already a part of our PCA&D family, this means you have the ability to make the donation in a number of ways. Such as the honoring of a faculty member, your major, or your class year.
The goal of the Development Committee is for 25 or more alumni to donate to the 2016 Extra Give. Please consider making a gift, and you can also help promote the event by forwarding this letter and sharing PCA&D social media posts about the Extra Give, and the hashtag #ExtraGive. This is truly an impactful way to help Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and we greatly respect and appreciate your donations, as well as taking the time to help promote the Extra Give. Visit ExtraGive.org on November 18th from your computer, smartphone, or other device. Choose the PCA&D page, and make an online donation. Each organization receives a percentage of the stretch pool, so if PCA&D raises 3% of the day’s donations, we will receive 3% of the $250,000 stretch pool. Plus any EXTRA from the $50,000 in prizes!
When you give a little extra, Extraordinary Things Happen!