After nearly 7 years of operation, the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center is beginning its first capital fundraising campaign to improve the community center. N4Cs currently has #### active participants including our ### members. Our reach spans ## municipalities in # counties and N4Cs has the potential to impact nearly 15,000 residents in our service area. Since 2007, N4Cs has strived to create a community center where everyone can receive the same great services that you find in other larger towns, but still feels like home in our tight-knit community. The hard work, vision and determination to build N4Cs and help it thrive are a testament to so many in our community. Our visionary and founder, Elise Buyers has left a legacy that our community center aims to live up to and this capital campaign will help us continue that tradition.
We are asking for your support to help us reach our $50,000 capital campaign goal. The funds raised will support several projects at N4Cs that are vital to our continued growth, maintenance and the community’s needs. We will be pursuing several different approaches to meet our fundraising goals including: mailing campaign, Fall Fundraising Banquet, sponsorship banners, indoor yard sales, basket raffles, bake sales and more. N4Cs will strongly pursue support from local businesses and grant funding to supplement our traditional fundraising methods as well.
With your support, our neighbors, friends and local businesses we are sure that our Capital Fundraising Campaign goal can be met and exceeded. We here at N4Cs look forward to this challenge and the benefits these improvements will bring to our local communities. If you, your family or business are interested in making a contribution to the campaign please look at the options below to see what best suits you. All donors who wish to be recognized will be listed on our website and on a banner to be placed in our gymnasium upon completion of the campaign. All business donations, major individual donations above $1,000 and grant awards will be listed in the 2015 N4Cs Fall & Winter Program Catalog to be printed in October 2015. All donations made to N4Cs are tax-deductible for you or your business!
To kick-off our capital fundraising campaign, N4Cs is pledging $5,000 from our Maintenance and Repair Fund and PPL Electric Utilities has pledged a $3,000 challenge grant towards the campaign.
Thank you for your support of N4Cs and for helping us make this fundraising campaign a success!
Capital Campaign Goal: $50,000
Campaign Dates: November 2014 – June 2015
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Gymnasium Divider: Secured by Donation
If you have been to N4Cs during the winter months, then you know just how busy we are. Our continued membership growth, increased programming, and community services require us to expand and a gym divider is the most effective way to do so. This divider will double our usable space in the gymnasium, allowing multiple programs to occur at the same time. This will allow N4Cs to support greater programming options and our community groups such as: Benton Little League, Benton Tiger Wrestling Club, American Red Cross, Northern Columbia Ballet, church groups and community meetings.
Permanent Scoreboard: Secured by Donation
Donated by First Columbia Bank & Trust. Thank You!
With the addition of the gymnasium divider, N4Cs will be able to host more events and provide a better experience for our participants. The addition of a permanent scoreboard will increase this positive experience for program participants, fans and groups who wish to rent the facility for tournaments or scrimmages. The scoreboard will provide N4Cs the ability to score basketball and volleyball games, and also wrestling matches. The scoreboard will feature a 21” x 8’ sponsorship panel; this panel will allow N4Cs to pursue a sponsor to assist in purchasing this gymnasium upgrade.
Banquet Tables and Chairs: $2,000
N4Cs hosts more than just athletic and fitness activities; our facility hosts more community events, yard sales, private rentals and dinners each and every year. Due to this increase in facility usage, N4Cs has had to borrow and rent tables and chairs for multiple events and activities. Additionally, many of the current banquet supplies N4Cs owns are becoming too worn or damaged. The needs to replace and expand upon our current supplies drive this fundraising need.
Floor Buffing Unit: $8,000
N4Cs spends nearly $1,000 every time the gymnasium needs to be scrubbed and buffed. This type of cleaning should be done semi-annually and through the winter months the floor needs scrubbed weekly. N4Cs currently does not have a machine to do this routine maintenance. This type of machine will allow N4Cs to perform these cleaning duties not only in the gymnasium but throughout the facility on our hard-surface floors. This investment will save the community center on contract labor and future maintenance and replacement costs.
Storage Addition: $15,000
As N4Cs continues to grow, the amount of space we have for storage and activities diminishes. The center currently has one main storage area which houses everything from baseballs and basketballs, to tables and our portable stage. The growing number of programs and events in the facility warrants building such an expansion on to the 3rd Street side of our facility.
The addition of bleachers to N4Cs would tie all of the proposed capital improvements together. Bleachers would help to provide the best possible experience to our users and guests for athletic and community events. Bleachers, along with our folding chairs would provide ample seating for any number of events held at N4Cs.
Ways to Contribute:
- Donate online via Paypal.
- Donate by mail with donation form. (link to .pdf “Capital Campaign Contribution Form”)
P.O. Box 305
Benton, PA 17814
- Donate in person:
- (link to .pdf “Capital Campaign Contribution Form”)
- 42 Community Drive
Benton, PA 17814
- Sponsor the Permanent Scoreboard: Scoreboard Sponsorship Form (PDF)
- Sponsor the Gymnasium Divider:
- Sponsors receive a 4’ wide x 6’ tall full color vinyl banner, hung in the gymnasium for 1, 3 or 5 years depending upon sponsorship purchased.
- Businesses keep banners upon completion of sponsorship term.
- Sponsorships can be renewed upon term completion at 50% discounted rate.
- Only 12 banners available for purchase.
- 1 Year = $800
- 3 Years = $1,500
- 5 Years = $2,500
- Capital Campaign Sponosrship Banner Form (PDF)