Before we unthaw this new year, we’d love to let you—our Sarabande family of authors, readers, board members, donors, and partners—know the sublime generosity and support we received in 2015.
During our Give Local Louisville campaign, our donors contributed $80,000 in twenty-four hours! Because of this one day of concerted giving, you helped us provide another year of beautiful books from dynamic, deserving writers. Thanks to you, Sarabande Books placed 4th out of 362 Louisville nonprofits for total dollars raised! In addition, we won two cash prizes from the Community Foundation of Louisville: one for representing the most states among our donors, and another for having the most individual donors across our bracket!
Overall, your active support increased our total fundraising an unprecedented 22% from 2014 to 2015. With the uncertainty of arts funding in the Bluegrass State right now, we remain committed to publishing and celebrating literary arts, contributing voices to an otherwise artless silence, because we are emboldened by the admiration and provisions we receive from our community. Our conversation at Sarabande has been one of gratitude and optimism every sense, because your gifts ensure that we can continue to offer exciting titles from the most dynamic authors through 2016.