Arts Festival Foundation donates to Edmonds Waterfront Center

Total raised approaching $10 million
Jun 22, 2018
Courtesy of: Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Terry Vehrs, president of Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, presents a check to Farrell Fleming, Edmonds Senior Center executive director. Front row, left to right: Julaine Fleetwood and Terry Vehrs with the Foundation; Farrell Fleming, Bob Rinehart and Alma Ohtomo with the Senior Center. Back row, left to right: Samantha Saether and Ann Wood with the Foundation.

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has presented a gift of $50,000 to executive and board members of the Edmonds Senior Center toward funding of the new Edmonds Waterfront Center.

This gift is dedicated to establishing a community art gallery.

The Edmonds Senior Center is working with the City of Edmonds to replace existing beachfront facility on Railroad Avenue with the Edmonds Waterfront Center, a modern facility that will not only serve seniors, but the entire community.

According to Daniel Johnson, Senior Center capital campaign director, the total raised to date is $9,829,820 toward the $16 million goal.

Established in 1968 as a nonprofit organization, the Edmonds Senior Center serves over 2,000 members with a wide variety of programming offered to members and the public.

The Foundation gives more than $60,000 annually for art scholarships, educational grants to schools, and community grants to area nonprofits. In addition, it has given more than $1 million for public art installations and special projects throughout Edmonds.

All profit from the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, which wrapped up its 61st edition over the weekend, goes toward funding of the Foundation’s programs.

 

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