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Keep Arts Alive at the Center!
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This is our first, and possibly our most decisive, fundraising campaign. For two years, the Center on the Common (a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization) has provided a vibrant presence in our town center in one of our most beautiful historic buildings. Whether it is our superb series of concerts with award winning regional musicians, our monthly exhibits feauring our local artists or our after school art and music program, there is always something happening for our community at the Center on the Common.

Dance Class

Please help us keep arts alive at the Center with a gift of any amount before December 31st. We have an exciting pledge from our Board of Directors to match the first $3,000 donated to the campaign dollar for dollar.  We also have some great incentives for our donors (please see the "perks" column on the right). For more information on the Center and our relationship to the Town, please see the additional information below and visit our web site at If you prefer, donation checks may be sent to Center on the Common, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard, MA  01451> ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Chef Paul caters a Jazz Brunch at the Center

The Center on the Common and the Town of Harvard

Center on the Common

Two years ago, the Center on the Common, a private non-profit corporation, leased the old library from the Town of Harvard. The arrangment was straightforward; the Center would use the building as a community based arts center and in exchange, would pay the Town a modest rent and cover the cost of the utilities. Due to the time consuming process of obtaining our Federal and State non profit status, we have not been able to obtain enough revenue to cover our staff, our programs and the payments to the Town.  Hence, we are currently in arrears to the Town for part of our utility and rent payments.

A recent article in the Harvard Press clearly reviewed this dilemma.  While the Center is an active, vibrant part of the community, we have faced some financial difficluties due to the delay in obtaining our fund raising status.  If you would like to read the full aritcle, it can be found on the Harvard press web site using this link: Center on the Common Article. This issue has been further exacerbated by Harvard's continual interest in the building as a temporary Town Hall. This is our first, and possibly our most decisive fundraising campaign.  We hope you can help.

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$25 USD
Gallery Discount
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Receive a coupon for a 5% discount for the purchase of a work in any of our gallery events.
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$50 USD
Two Free Tickets
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With $50 you can claim two free tickets to any of our regular music events.
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$100 USD
3 Hour Free Rental
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For donations of more than $100 you will receive a voucher for a 3 hour rental for any of the available rooms at the Center. Use your voucher for a private party or event, a class or a meeting.
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$500 USD
Full Day Use of the Center
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Have a private or organization event. Use of the entire Center for an 8 hour day (subject to availability).
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$1,000 USD
Dedication Plaque
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A great way to honor an artist in your family. A brass dedication plaque will be placed in the foyer of the Center on the Common.
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