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Looking Forward to August 2021

Greetings from Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, where we’re amazed that July is half over and August is right around the corner.

We’re also amazed by the success of the Sutcliffe Endowment Campaign for Shake Rag Alley. After the crunching the numbers from this month’s Woodlanders Gathering, we’re delighted to share that we achieved our goal of raising $100,000 in 100 days! 

The endowment campaign was launched April 3 to honor co-founder Judy Sutcliffe, who passed away one month earlier. Through planned giving, Judy left our nonprofit organization $10,000 that our Board of Directors agreed to use to launch an endowment fundraising campaign. By our 100-day deadline of July 11, we had received gifts of cash and stock from nearly 200 donors that, combined with the proceeds from the Woodlanders Silent Auction, exceeded $85,000. A very generous donor has pledged to make up the difference to bring our fundraising total to $100,000! 

We are forever grateful to everyone who supported this campaign by donating and sharing our efforts to honor Judy. We also thank those who have made donations in memory of Madelon Baker and Tom Kelly. Thank you!

Read on for more news from Shake Rag Alley, and please be in touch if we can answer any questions. You can reach us at or (608) 987-3292 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday when workshops are in session.

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