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Art @ the Y

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Begin Your Seasonal Sponsorship:

Reach out to the community with the University YMCA as we explore the compelling issues of our times. Support local artists whose passion becomes accessible to the public in our gallery space. Open up eyes to meaningful art at free performance events, workshops, & exhibitions.

In a single year of Art @ the Y, you can expect up to six new exhibitions, international films, and compelling performances that attract students, faculty, and local residents. Visitors of all ages can view exhibitions during open hours at Murphy Gallery to experience art addressing issues of social justice, environmental responsibility, and faith and cultural understanding.

Select a Level of Giving:

  • Exhibit Sponsor

As an Exhibit Sponsor, you are supporting one exhibit and your name or business will appear on the associated art card as well as on the website exhibition page. In order to sponsor an exhibit that inspires you to give, we ask for a donation of $250 toward Art @ the Y.

  • Season Sponsor

As a Season Sponsor, you are supporting up to six exhibits and associated performances and events. Your name or business will appear on all associated art cards and posters, as well as on the website exhibition page. In order to sponsor a year of Art @ the Y, we ask for a donation of $1000.

  • Founding Sponsor

As a Founding Sponsor, you are supporting the mission and longevity of Art @ the Y, including a season of up to six exhibits, associated performances, and events. Your name or business will be displayed on a plaque in Murphy Gallery and will appear on a year's worth of associated art cards and posters, as well as on the website exhibition page. In order to sponsor a year of Art @ the Y, we ask for a donation of $5000 or more.

How to Make a Donation:

There are several ways that you can give to the Y - in person at an event or during a meeting, online, or by check.

If you'd like to give online, please visit our Support Us page. You can also mail a check made payable to the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820. Please designate your gift so we know you have intended it for Art @ the Y. Additionally, be sure to include your preferred contact information so we can list your name properly on art cards and the website.

If you have any questions, please contact Becca Guyette at becca@universityymca.org or Ann Rasmus at ann@universityymca.org. You can also call 217-337-1500.