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2015 Chase Your Dreams

15 season theme

Thank you for believing in our dreams!

Joe & Sally Nelson, $1,000

Ken & Jan Reynolds, $1,000

Judge Otho Eyster & Carol Gardner, $750

Sara Mankins & Brian Ball, $650

Kevin & Denise Conway, $500

Kroger Community Rewards, $454.38

Ted & Diane Dingler, $300

Clinton & Kelly Bailey, $200

Anonymous, $200

Alex & Libby Wright, $150, Knox County's Online News Service, $100

Mary Rugola-Dye, $75; PSI IOTA XI, $50; Phillip & Janet Jones, $50; Matt & Joanne Starr, $50; Amazon, $38.30; Susan Gordon, $30; Kim Goundy, $25


Ariel Corporation, $10,000 underwriting ZFX Flying for "Mary Poppins"

Ariel Corporation, $6,000 for "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline"

Ariel Corporation, $10,000 2016 Summer Musical


The Ariel Foundation, $5,000 grant for Chase Your Dreams Operating


Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, $20,000 for equipment and warehouse14 renovation

Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County Youth Philanthropy Iniative, $1,000 for "Aladdin JR" 


Though our shows are self-sustaining, we need grants and donations to pay our overhead. Often donors and foundations are reluctant to give for operating costs. In a recent TED talk Dan Pallotta's AIDS Ride Founder, activist, fundraiser, shared a common non-profit dilemma:
"If you can't raise more revenue, you can't grow. . . one very dangerous question . . . "What percentage of my donation goes to the cause versus overhead?" There are a lot of problems with this question. I'm going to just focus on two. First, it makes us think that overhead is a negative, that it is somehow not part of the cause. But it absolutely is, especially if it's being used for growth. Now, this idea that overhead is somehow an enemy of the cause creates this second, much larger problem, which is, it forces organizations to go without the overhead things they really need to grow in the interest of keeping overhead low.
. . . Our generation does not want its epitaph to read, "We kept charity overhead low." ... We want it to read that we changed the world . . . So the next time you're looking at a charity, don't ask about the rate of their overhead. Ask about the scale of their dreams . . .


How We Spend Your Dollar

MTVarts, a group of amazing volunteers, is doing amazing things for our community.

If you believe and can imagine more, join us and together we will grow!

Mail your tax-deductible check to MTVarts. 1558 Coshocton Avenue PMB 168. Mount Vernon. OH. 43050

or click on the link above to donate online.


Money Earn Spend


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Kroger Community Rewards


Kroger Community RewardsKroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations will earn millions of dollars through our Community Rewards Program.

Register your Kroger Plus Card  to donate to MTVarts today! 

Everyone must enroll for this year after April 1st.  Even if you are already enrolled you must renew for this year.

Organization Name: MTV ARTS, INC.

Organization Number:  83482


Enrollment Instructions


Click Sign-In, or Register if you do not already have an account

Once logged in, click My Account

Scroll down to the Community Rewards section

Click Edit

Enter the MTVarts organization number: 83482 and click Search

Click the circle to select MTVarts

Click Enroll




Every person who works with our shows is a volunteer. Do you have a special talent? Would you love to share your passion with others? MTVarts is really like a large family. We appreciate each other's unique abilities, encourage and support each other, learn and grow together, and foster creativity in all areas. We'd love for you to join us! We are currently looking for volunteers in the areas of:


  • Scenic Construction
  • Stage Management
  • Costuming
  • Box Office/Ticket Sales
  • Patron/Database Management
  • Ushers
  • Education
Not sure if you fit in any of these areas? Please let us know what you have in mind! There is always a spot here at MTVarts for you!



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