Since March 2020, OACC has struggled with serious financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 22-month (and counting) disruption in public programming and rental revenue has delayed our three-year strategic goals (completed in FY19-20) to advance as a premier cultural hub for our community.
We are reaching out to our beloved community, our donors, local government agencies, and philanthropic partners to help OACC sustain its mission in our recovery stage. Although California has eased restrictions as of June 15, 2021, we are still aware that COVID-19 challenges are not entirely over. We also recognize the longer-lasting trauma experienced by ourselves and our communities from the escalation of anti-Asian violence since the onset of the pandemic. From March 2020 to September 2021, 10,370 anti-Asian racist incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate across the nation. We anticipate that the full recovery of safe gathering spaces for staff, partners, and audiences will take time. We are proud of OACC’s 38-year legacy of service involving artists, schools, and communities and want to sustain our mission.
*Fundraising thermometer updated 5/27/22 – funds raised include donations received throughout the month of May at fundraisers, public programs, and general donations.
Each and every action counts. Whatever you can do — monetary or not — will mean a lot. Below is a list of ways you can support us categorized by upcoming fundraising events, public programs, and community initiatives in the month of May!
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