The Community Fundraising Committee for the Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre is pleased to announce that the $1,000,000 goal has been reached.
On May 18, we received news that Barbara and Bill Etherington of Toronto have donated $100,000 to our fundraising campaign. Barbara Stewart Etherington is a Cornwall native who has kept in touch with events going on in Cornwall and her strong interest in the arts drew her to the recent Arts and Culture Centre art auction. She was the successful bidder on the Fernand Labelle art piece and she and her husband have decided to donate to the Community Fundraising cause.
The Fundraising Committee is very grateful to Barbara and Bill Etherington for their generous donation which has helped the community fundraising effort reach its goal and is a vital part of making the Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre a reality.
At this moment, the total stands at $1,023,598.66
The Fundraising committee wishes to thank all who have made contributions as well as those who still intend to contribute. Our Arts and Culture Centre will be a reality soon and a source of pride for our community.
Needless to say, we should be proud of Cornwall, it has been a long haul and the pandemic did not help! but the citizens of Cornwall and area, both young and old, long-time and recent have stepped up and made this happen. The Arts and Culture Centre has been a dream for a long while and has just taken a giant step forward.