The Blackduck Area History and Art Center (BAHAC) is entirely volunteer-managed and at this time does not receive any regular subsidy for operating expenses. Our center does pay rent for the physical space, an expense that similar centers nearby do not have. Basic expenses are funded by donations and a number of fund-raising events the volunteers hold during the year. Would you be willing to do your part to keep Blackduck area history alive and support local arts?
Three ways to support the Blackduck Area History and Art Center
Purchases from the art gallery and the gift shop
The history/art center receives a commission on the sales. Consider buying an item or purchasing a gift certificate. Purchases from the gallery and gift shop also support local artists and crafts people.
Membership and donations
Monetary contributions are always needed and appreciated, whether they are small or large. A $15 membership will provide a base of support for the center and ensures that you will receive a quarterly newsletter. Please consider an additional donation or a donation “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one. Remember, membership and donations are tax deductible.
Leave a legacy through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF)
For long range growth and stability the BAHAC has established an endowment fund with NMF. The Northwest Minnesota Foundation invests resources, creates opportunities, and promotes philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work. Assets are managed by NMF. Our goal is to reach $200,000 in this fund. Interest income at that level will provide ongoing support for operations and some programming.
For this option see http://www.nwmf.org/fund/blackduck-area-history-art/
Click on the "DONATE" button and you will be linked to a secure donation page. Near the bottom of the page Under "Additional Information" you will be given an option of "Direct donation to." You may choose the option you prefer. The choices will be:
- Endowment Fund – BAHAC will be able to use the interest on this fund for ongoing operational support.
- Project Fund – BAHAC can withdraw any of these funds for operating expenses or special projects.