support Tupper Arts' 2021-2023 capital campaign

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Capital Campaign Statement

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Tupper Arts invites you to be part of its major capital campaign for 2021-2023. The goal is to raise $450,000 to finance the purchase and renovation of the Tupper Arts Center (TAC) at 106 Park St. in Tupper Lake, NY. The purchase of the Arts Center will provide a permanent home for Tupper Arts in a prime commercial district, and planned renovations to the façade and infrastructure will create an attractive upgrade to the Park St. business community. The environmental quality and safety of the building will also be improved by updated air purification and ventilation. Structural upgrades, including electrical work, roofing, interior lighting, and foundation work, will also maximize the efficiency and utilization of this 10,000-square-foot building, which has been part of the Tupper Lake economy for almost a century.

With your help and generosity, we know we can achieve this goal. This is an opportunity to play a part in the future of Tupper Arts and the Tupper Lake community. On behalf of the Tupper Arts Board of Directors, we hope you will join us in kicking off this campaign with your donation. Thank you.

Susan Delehanty, Board President/Chair

Building purchase = $250,000
Façade & improvements = $200,000
Total = $450,000

Capital Campaign Updates

Seasonal Homeowners Step Up to Support Tupper Arts

They may only spend part of the year near Tupper Lake, yet seasonal homeowners cherish Tupper Arts as an integral cultural cornerstone of the community. They are stepping up with substantial support to ensure that Tupper Arts can survive and thrive year-round. One homeowner has pledged a $50,000 multiyear contribution to support operational expenses. Another is challenging seasonal homeowners to match a $30,000 donation for the Capital Campaign to purchase and renovate the Arts Center. Their message to other seasonal homeowners rings loud and clear: Upper Saranac, Big Wolf, Gull Pond, Lake Simond, and everyone who enjoys the Adirondacks, open your hearts and support Tupper Arts.


A third $25,000 donation from “Mr. Anonymous” along with matching contributions helped to meet the Aseel Legacy Foundation match, bringing the current total to $118,320. Another anonymous donor has offered to help Tupper Arts finance the purchase price of the building, for which a closing date will be announced soon.

We've Met Our Second Match!

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we have raised over $25,000 for our Capital Campaign, meaning that we have also matched the generous donation from Joe and Rena Sellin of Gull Pond, making our current total over $51,000!

We've Met Our First Match!

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Our next $25,000 pledge to match future donations is from the Aseel Legacy Fund, who "wishes to promote sustainable projects that will enhance and improve the Tupper Lake community and lifestyle of its residents." Click here to read more about

the Legacy Fund.

Read About the Aseel Legacy Fund!

The Adirondack Foundation awarded Tupper Arts a grant to assist with the logistics of our Capital Campaign. This grant will help promote the Campaign and bring us closer to our goal of creating a permanent home for Tupper Arts.


Thank You to the Adirondack Foundation!