It has been another fantastic and standout year for the Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS)!
From our critically-acclaimed “Five Elements” professional concert series, to appearances and events at the Logan Center, Preston Bradley Hall, Pritkzer Pavilion and Navy Pier, CFAS continues to bridge cultures by sharing the rich history and traditions of Chinese fine arts with all of Chicagoland.
Our success, however, would not have been possible without supporters like you!
This past year, in celebration of our 30th anniversary, Dr. George Tiao challenged us to match a goal of raising $30,000 in increased or new donations. Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal! While we celebrate this amazing achievement, we must also continue to look towards the future. So as we approach the start of a new calendar year, I am excited to announce the unveiling of the CFAS Annual Fund.
Each year, contributions to the Annual Fund will help ensure we are able to carry on the legacy and vision of our founding members. What started out nearly 31 years ago as a small concert to introduce students to Chinese music, has amazingly blossomed into an annual young artists competition with close to 200 participants, professional concerts featuring some of the nation’s best musicians and composers, events at some of Chicago’s most prestigious venues, two international composition competitions, and more. Just think of how much more we can do in the next 31 years!
In celebration of our new Annual Fund, Dr. George Tiao has once again challenged us to match all new and increased donations. But this time not by $30,000, but by $40,000! Will you help us reach this goal? Any donations received before the end of the year and until September 2015 will count!
2015 will bring many exciting new partnerships and collaborations, especially around the Chinese New Year season in February. Be on the lookout for detailed information regarding these events in early January, or check our website for full calendar listings.
On behalf of the CFAS Board and Staff, I wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday season and New Year. See you in 2015!
Lesley Chen McCool