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10/27/2017 Member News
Saginaw Art Museum Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledging Museum Programming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2017

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STACEY GANNON, 989.754.2491
sgannon@saginawartmuseum.org


Saginaw Art Museum Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledging Museum Programming

Saginaw, Michigan – Today the Saginaw Art Museum has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. When a gift is made to the Saginaw Art Museum in the form of a donation, it goes to support museum programming for adults and children with a special emphasis on the underserved population. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

The Saginaw Art Museum enjoys collaborating with several organizations to support museum programming, including Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University, WNEM TV5 and the Macy’s Foundation, to be a part of a global movement with local impact.

“The Saginaw Art Museum along with Arts and Culture in general rely heavily on the financial support of individuals, sponsors, corporate partners and foundations. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a difference. The more we can participate in movements like #GivingTuesday, the stronger our outreach and the more diverse our donor base becomes,” says Stacey Gannon, Executive Director of the Saginaw Art Museum.

92Y - a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its
core values of community service and giving back - conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of
linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of
#GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”

Those who are interested in joining the Saginaw Art Museum’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://saginawartmuseum.org/index.php/join-support/givingtuesday. For more details about
the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About #GivingTuesday:
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations,
businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving,
please visit:
Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

The Saginaw Art Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm, and additional hours for events and programming. Visit www.saginawartmuseum.org for additional hours. For more information please call 989-754-2491.

About the Saginaw Art Museum:
The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 800 museums and 450 gardens throughout North America.

For additional information about membership and other events at the Saginaw Art Museum, visit the Museum’s website at www.saginawartmuseum.org or call 989.754.2491.