big day of giving

Big Day of Giving is an important philanthropic event coordinated by the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation that centers on the idea that individuals can make a difference in our community.

Because of your generosity over the past year, the Pence has remained a strong community space for the arts. We are so proud of everything that you’ve helped us accomplish, and we couldn’t have done it without you! With your support, we have:
  • Taught 18 free printmaking classes to over 400 students in Winters and Woodland
  • Offered 4 free, open calls to the community, to provide more opportunities for emerging artists
  • Held 10 artist talks and art history lectures, reaching over 360 people locally and nationally
  • Installed 20 innovative exhibits, including a never-before-seen collection of lithographs by Roy De Forest and 3 thought-provoking consecutive ceramics exhibits this spring
  • Displayed the work of more than 480 local and regional artists, providing immediate financial support to our creative community
  • Offered free admission to almost 16,000 Gallery visitors
We would love to continue supporting emerging artists and developing new educational programs and opportunities for the community, but we need your help. We hope to raise $25,000 through the Big Day of Giving on May 5th.
A little help from you today can help us make a large impact tomorrow. Donations from $15 to $10,000 are tax deductible, and all donations up to $5,000 will be matched by donors Wil Uecker & Karen Fess Uecker! To help us build community through the arts, donate online through on May 5th for 24 hours of giving. Donations can be scheduled online beginning April 21.
Not interested in giving online? Donors can also bring in or send a check to the Pence on or before May 5. Donors who give $500 or more may gift a complimentary Muse Level Membership ($130) to a friend.
Thank you for all that you do for the Pence, the arts, and for our community!