The Gold Coast Arts Center (GCAC) will be one of the beneficiaries for this year’s Neiman Marcus Love to Give collection, available online beginning Oct. 19 and in stores on Nov. 3. The collection will feature “dozens of perfectly priced items for gift giving,” from which each store will give 10 percent of the proceeds to benefit youth-arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country.
Research shows that students who receive an arts-infused curriculum tend to matriculate and graduate at higher rates, score higher on the SAT and become more creative problem solvers and engaged civic leaders. The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of artists.
“Neiman Marcus is delighted to continue our ‘Love to Give’ collection for the third year,” said Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus SVP, GMM The Man’s Store, Home and Gifts. “You can find exclusive and unexpected presents for everyone on your list. It is wonderful knowing you are giving back when selecting items from this collection.”
The GCAC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach, will be recipients from the Roosevelt Field location in Garden City. An additional $50,000 from online sales will also go to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation to support national youth-arts programs.
For more than 20 years, the GCAC has brought the arts and art-education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through its school, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities; a free public art gallery; concert and lecture series; outreach programs, which bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher-training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout the region; year-round film screening and discussion series; and the Gold Coast International Film Festival. The center is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
The GCAC is honored to be one of this year’s beneficiaries, and is proud to be affiliated with such a great cause that is giving back to the youth-arts education community at large.