Thank you for your interest in the Boone County Arts Council. Your donations will ensure that the arts will continue to be an important part of the Boone County community.
You can make an online donation using our PayPal account by using the Donate Now button. There are several funds indicated on the following pages. Please note your choice in the “how to direct your donation” area of the PayPal page or in the memo area of your check.
All contributions accepted by the Boone County Arts Council are not refundable. Please note that credit card transactions carry a fee. This fee will be deducted from the gift amount and the net proceeds will be added to the fund you have selected. Your tax deduction will still be the gross amount of the gift. To avoid the fee, mail cash or check directly to the Boone County Arts Council at P.O. Box 311, Belvidere, Illinois 61008.
You May Donate to the Following Funds
The Mural Project
Join with the Boone County Arts Council and get involved with the Downtown Mural Project. Since 1997 when the original “Wall Dog Festival” was held, the BCAC has been creating professionally executed murals that celebrate the history and people of Belvidere and Boone County.
Fifth Grade Arts Festival – Support an Artist For A Day
The Fifth Grade Arts Festival brings all 5th graders at District 100, St. James, and Immanuel Lutheran together for a full school day of arts enrichment. Since 2011, the students have spent the day with a variety of arts professionals which have included pottery, dance, theater, visual art, creative writing, puppetry, and music. The “Support an Artist For a Day” Fund will pay the $200.00 cost of one professional artist for a full school day’s instruction. Each October over 700 students will gather at the Community Building over three days to learn about art forms that are generally not part of their school curriculum.
The BCAC has established a fund to which people can contribute in memory of, to honor special people, or that could be named as a memorial to which gifts could be made upon death. When the fund has reached an acceptable level, the money will be transferred to an endowment fund that will perpetuate and generate funds for a scholarship to be given each year to a graduating student from a Boone County high school who will be going into the arts in higher education.