Greater Denton Arts Council


North Texas Giving Day 2016

Are you a hero for the arts? Go to on September 22, 2016 from 6 am - midnight to support the Greater Denton Arts Council!

North Texas Giving Day 2016: Be a Hero for the Arts
Thursday, September 22, 2016                                                                          
Online giving event: 6 am - midnight
Denton square event: 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Calling all heroes for the arts! North Texas Giving Day is an annual online giving event, in which your donation of $25 or more to the Greater Denton Arts Council will multiply! Join GDAC staff and friends on the Denton square from 5:00 - 7:30 pm for superhero selfies, comic making, and more! Make your donation onsite or online at by searching for Greater Denton Arts Council.

3 Easy Steps To Give:

1. Log on to your device between 6 am and midnight on 9.22.2016
2. Go to and search Greater Denton Arts Council
3. Make a donation and tell your friends! #NTXGivingDay #DentonArts

5 Reasons to be a Hero for the Arts:

  • Your donation of $25 and above will be multiplied!
  • Your contribution will fuel programs like Getting Started with the Arts, serving over 12,000 students in Denton ISD
  • Your generosity will help create exhibitions and programming serving over 550,000 people a year, like our upcoming Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production show
  • Because of you, GDAC has given over $1.5 million in grants to local arts organizations and artists. We can grow this number every year with your assistance!
  • The arts inspire creativity and breathe life into our community by bringing people together

Challenge Funds

One of the most important components of North Texas Giving Day are Challenge Funds. Challenge funds are additional donations contributed directly to GDAC from donors to help encourage online giving during NTGD 2016! The Greater Denton Arts Council is currently seeking local businesses to pariticpate in challenge funds. In addition to motivating current and potential donors, these funds will be used within GDAC to fund our numerous art programs and grant throughout the year.

Examples include:

  • If 25 people donate $25 each, a donor will make a $250 gift to GDAC
  • If 50 people donate $25 each, a donor will make a $500 gift to GDAC
  • If $1,000 is raised between 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, a donor will make a $500 gift to GDAC
  • If 10 people donate $100 each, a donor will make a $1,000 gift to GDAC
  • If $5,000 is raised in total, donor will make a $2,500 gift to GDAC

How will donations be used?

All funds raised on North Texas Giving Day will be earmarked for exhibitions, community events, and special programming including:

How will you be recognized?

  • We will send you a customized poster with your logo/name for you to display leading up to and on the day of the event
  • You will be recognized on the NTGD website and promoted through GDAC social media
  • Your logo/name will be included on our Facebook event

Interested in contributing to the GDAC Challenge Fund?

Please email a statement of commitment with your business/contact name, address phone number, and logo to Once challenge funds have been fulfilled, you will be contacted to complete the included form and drop off or mail with the committed amount to 400 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201.

For more information, email or call 940.382.2787