Colleen's Leukemia Team in Training FundraiserAs part of its commitment to the Western New York community, Pinot’s Palette is a proud supporter of local charitable causes. On July 19, 2016, our studio was the venue for Colleen’s Leukemia Team in Training fundraiser, raising money for blood cancer research. Team in Training is the flagship fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the only endurance sports training program that raises money for charity. The event was a near sell-out, raising a total of $1425 through a combination of the Pinot’s Palette percentage-based fundraiser donation program and a basket raffle held at the event.
“The whole experience was fabulous,” said event-coordinator Colleen Kreuz. “The artists were awesome and [studio manager] Joann was so helpful. Pinot’s Palette made it easy to pick a date and get started, and the event was amazing.” Pinot’s Palette suggested holding a basket raffle at the fundraiser to increase donations, and contributed a basket. Colleen put up a webpage for the fundraiser and drew interest by posting the paintings that she was considering for the event. A local painting, Buffalotopia, was chosen based on webpage follower interest. Colleen also posted the donations she had received for the basket raffle, which lead to even more raffle donations from people she hadn’t even approached! Asked if she had any advice for other fundraiser coordinators, Colleen recommends finding an upbeat person to help promote the basket raffle and sell tickets during the event to maximize raffle donations.