MAY 25th UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR MATCHING $20k! This week, thanks to donations from supporters like you, we have reached an incredible match challenge goal of $20,000. A generous anonymous donor has matched your donations dollar for dollar, and with their matching donation, we're so excited to say we have now secured over $98,000 towards our $100,000 goal! We are humbled and grateful by this outpouring of support and belief in Athens' only nonprofit cinema.
Thank you to all who have donated and shared our campaign thus far -- LET'S BUY CINÉ!
MAY 17th UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR MATCHING $10k! This past week, kindhearted donors like YOU helped us reach the $10k matching challenge, surpassing that goal by raising nearly $23k in just one week!
MAY 7th UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR MATCHING $5K! Thank you for knocking a $5K match challenge out of the park! A generous Ciné donor matched contributions dollar for dollar up to raise $5,000 in five days and generous donors like YOU made it happen.
This month, we've launched a new crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising the final $100,000 needed to secure a down payment on a mortgage to purchase our building. If we don't make this goal, Athens could lose Ciné. As we celebrate our 11th year as Athens’ only downtown movie theatre, you can help ensure that our cinema can celebrate many more years in its beloved downtown space.
LET'S BUY CINE! DONATE TODAY!
THE ATHENS FILM ARTS INSTITUTE (AFAI) has a brief window of opportunity to buy the building that houses Ciné, and with this goal we are fundraising for a three-year, $2.5 million capital campaign, which will cover the purchase and maintenance of the building, improvement of facilities, and expanded opportunities for programming. Ciné’s location is highly desirable, prime real estate, and buying the property is necessary to provide stability and security to our long-term, nonprofit mission. We plan to secure a mortgage on the property when we have raised the amount sufficient for a down payment, and then continue to raise funds until we can purchase the property outright.
Athens Film Arts Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donation is 100% tax deductible.
SUSTAINING SUPPORTER PLEDGE
Support the arts in Athens by pledging as a Sustaining Ciné Supporter! Your monthly recurring tax-deductible donation will support our nonprofit mission to present film, arts and events which inspire, educate, and build community in Athens, GA. PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT HERE
TAKE YOUR SEAT AT CINE!
Contribute to our fundraising campaign by naming a seat at Ciné!
Available for purchase in person at the cinema only. Limited availability. One plaque per seat at $150, good for the life of the seat. Makes a great gift!
For Corporate Sponsorship options and other naming opportunites, please contact:
Pamela Kohn, Executive Director by email: [ director at athenscine.com ] or call 706 546 5454