Million Dollar Arts Challenge: Win Stuff From MT Too!


Starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM) will match 50 percent of donations to Detroit area arts programs until their million dollar pledge is depleted, which hopefully occurs before the September 19 cut-off date.

How long will it be there? Where will it go?

It’s up to you to decide.

It goes like this: You make a donation between $25 and $10,000 (cumulative) to support any participating organization and CFSEM will match 50 percent. You kick in $50 and your favorite group or groups collect $75. Your donation can go towards any or all of the participating organizations (find the list below).

We want to know how long YOU think it takes before the million dollar match is exhausted.

Send an e-mail to with your best guess as to when the money runs out. Closest guess wins 4 passes for the Renaissance Festival.

Of course, we assume that anyone entering our contest will donate first. Forward your confirmation e-mail and we’ll sweeten the pot.

Participating Programs

-All The World’s A Stage
-Arab American National Museum (ACCESS)
-The Art Center
-Arts & Scraps
-The Arts Alliance
-The Arts League of Michigan
-ArtServe Michigan
-Automotive Hall of Fame
-Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
-Birmingham Historical Museum and Park
-Chamber Music Society of Detroit
-Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History
-College for Creative Studies
-Communities In Schools of Detroit
-The Community House
-Cranbrook Educational Community
Cranbrook Art Museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Cranbrook House and Gardens
Cranbrook Summer Theatre School
-Detroit Artists Market
-Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
-Detroit Educational Television Foundation/Detroit Public TV
-Detroit Historical Society
-Detroit Institute of Arts
-Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation Inc.
-Detroit Repertory Theatre (Milan Theatre Company)
-Detroit Science Center
-Detroit Symphony Orchestra
-Detroit Zoological Society
-Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
-Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
-Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
-The Heidelberg Project
-The Henry Ford
-Heritage Works
-Howell Conference and Nature Center (Presbytery of Detroit)
-InsideOut Literary Arts Project
-Leslie Science and Nature Center
-Macomb Community College Foundation
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Lorenzo Cultural Center
-Matrix Theatre Company
-Meadow Brook Hall
-Meadow Brook Theatre (Theatre Ensemble)
-Michigan Opera Theatre
-Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
-Motown Historical Museum
-Michigan State University Community Music School-Detroit
-Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
-Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
-Northville Art House
-Paint Creek Center for the Arts
-Performance Network Theatre
-Pewabic Pottery
-Plowshares Theatre Company
-Plymouth Historical Society
-Preservation Wayne
-PuppetART/Detroit Puppet Theatre
-Purple Rose Theatre Company
-Rackham Symphony Choir
-Sphinx Organization
-Troy Museum & Historic Village
-University Musical Society
-University of Michigan
Exhibit Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Henry Ford Estate-Fairlane
-Variety FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
-Village Theater at Cherry Hill
-VSA Arts of Michigan
-Wayne State University
Wayne State University Art Galleries
College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts
Hilberry Theatre
Wayne State University Press
-Woodward Avenue Action Association
-Y-Arts/YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

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