We are floored by your rapid and generous response to the Mayo Street Arts emergency sprinkler campaign! There has been an unprecedented outpouring of support for Mayo Street Arts with over 100 gifts of under $50 from artists, musicians, and community members, plus a number of larger gifts, including matching gifts, and many first time MSA donors – reaching the goal of $13,900. Wow!
Your gift is a critical piece of this campaign, and we are deeply grateful to you for stepping up in support of our community resource!
If you would still like to make a gift in support of this campaign, any additional donations received in honor of this campaign will be used to replenish the Mayo Street Arts Building Fund, which is a reserve fund for necessary and emergency repairs to the historic building. Thank you!
THANK YOU Sprinkler Fund Donors!
Joan and Daniel Amory
Hayden and Meredith Anderson
Ann Tracy Art
Blainor McGough and Brian Arlet
Joan and George Arlet
Victoria and Erno Bonebakker
Cullen McGough and Elizabeth Charles-McGough
Jacob McNally and Leah Coplon
The Crowbait Club
Michael and Carla Cutting
Elizabeth Whitman and Harro Jakel
Alexander Adams and Bobbie Gilchrist
Owen and Audrey Grumbling
Steve and Judy Halpert
Larry and Allice Hayden
Chuck and Enes Henegar
Peg and David Jensen
Edward and Leslie Kaynor
Kenneth Spirer and Joan Leitzer
David and Pandora LaCasse
Anne Marie Levine
Mary Allen Lindemann
Lee and Meri Lowry
Susan Sterling and Paul Machlin
Jody and Mary McColman
Dinah Minot Hubley
Ms. Sarah Mueller
James Patefield and Mackenzie O’Connor
Moira Driscoll and David Pence Jr.
Peter Bass and Lin Lisberger
Amanda and Mike Petrozzini
Steve and Christine Rohman
Susan Stewart and Rob Schreiber
Craig Bramley and Kimberly Simmons
Alice and Richard Spencer
Steven Gruverman and Marie Wendt
Tandem Coffee Roasters
Dela and Dugan Taylor Murphy
Ms. Caroline Teschke
Mr. Juris Ubans
Jennifer Van West
Jennifer Hutchins and Peter Weed
Polly Plimpton and David Worobec
Valerie Devuyst and Yuji Yasui
February 27, 2018
RE: Emergency Sprinkler Fund
Mayo Street Arts prides itself on being welcoming, fun, and – above all – safe. But right now we are facing a daunting challenge, and we need your help.
During a recent inspection by the Portland Fire Department, it became clear that critical parts of MSA’s fire suppression sprinkler system require immediate repair or replacement in order to meet city safety code. The system, which was installed in 1973, can still meet our needs, but the upgrade needs to get done now.
For the moment, we have temporary permission from the Fire Department to continue operations. But we need to raise the money to do the necessary work, and we need to do it fast. To flush and update the system in accordance with Sprinkler Code requirements is going to cost Mayo Street Arts $13,900. It’s beyond the scope of our budget, and we need your help.
This is so much more than a plumbing problem. This emergency project needs to get done to ensure that Mayo Street Arts can continue in its mission to strengthen our community by providing a haven for the arts that is vibrant, safe, and inspiring. Will you consider making a special gift right now to ensure that Mayo Street Arts can continue to operate as a cultural resource for Portland and a safe neighborhood resource for the families of East Bayside?