BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL ART OF LOVE AUCTION!
We are so excited to announce that CES is hosting its 6th Annual Art of Love auction from now until September 12th at 9pm! Join us as we come together to celebrate and fundraise for one of our community's most integral nonprofits, Community Entry Services. We're doing things a little bit differently this year. We are hosting a virtual auction that will run from August 1st to September 12th featuring several of Jackson Hole's most renowned artists and their one-of-a-kind, signature vases that will be available for you to bid on. We will close out the virtual event and celebrate our artists with a small Soiree reception at Gallery Wild on September 12th, 2023 from 5-7pm featuring beverages and hors d’oeuvres. All funds raised will directly benefit Community Entry Services' programs in Teton County, where we are dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries to maximize independence and lead satisfying, productive lives in the community. You can learn more about us at ces-usa.com.
From August 1st to September 12th, bid on your favorite of seven vases made by local artists during our virtual auction.
On September 12th, join us for an intimate soiree reception at Gallery Wild where you can see the vases in real life and make your final bids!
Bidding will close at 9pm post Soiree
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT YOUR DONATIONS FUND?
Our goal is to provide programming, resources, and services to help these individuals make their own life choices while being valued, respected, contributing members of their community. Our annual operating budget is $1,700,000 and our fundraising goal for 2023/2024 fiscal year is $775,000.
A significant amount of our operating income comes from state and federal services funding. However, state funding has not kept pace with the increased cost of living in Teton County. Our fundraising strategy includes more private donations and grants. These funds ensure our wages are competitive and our staff are paid a living wage. The staff are the life-blood of CES. 23% of CES clients have no family to support them. 38% of our clients need 24/7 care, 365 days a year. We rely on our staff to ensure our clients maintain their dignity and vitality. A U.S. household with an adult with a disability must spend an additional 28% of their income to obtain the same standard of living as a household with no disability. People with disabilities live in poverty at more than twice the rate of people without disabilities.
VIEW THE VASES & MEET THE ARTISTS
We welcome you to meet our contributing artists and view the vases that they've created for all of you! Each vase is now open for bidding on until September 12th. Choose your favorites and place your bids! If you want to buy your favorite vase outright, each can be purchased with a bid of $20,000.
(Vases are updated in real time so might not be available for viewing yet!)