Support the Arts through Donations

If you appreciate the arts and the many benefits that art education can have on children of all ages then perhaps you might want to consider becoming one of our treasured donors, patrons or volunteers that help Ano's Art Academy inspire the imagination of children who may not otherwise discover their creative abilities. Helping children explore, problem solve and develop creative thinking skills will prepare them well for any occupation they pursue later in life. Research has proven that an art education enables students to think critically, ask questions, and ultimately, find their own answers and "think outside the box".

If you'd like to become a donor, please contact us via email for more information at or make an online donation here:

Benefits of Arts Education

An art education has many benefits such as:

  • it stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
  • has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
  • strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting?skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
  • nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.

Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002

Benefits of Donating

Because we are a non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible and will be put to good use purchasing art materials and supplies, as well as the overhead costs associated with running an Art Academy. Please join the many wonderful people that generously support Ano's Art Academy and consider becoming a donor, patron or volunteer. You'll be glad you did and will help make a big difference in the life of a child.

To become a donor, volunteer or patron, please contact us via email for more information at

Ano's Art Academy Donor List

Grants and Donations Received
Autzen Foundation
Dick Blick
Suzanne Bonamicci
Scott and Sara Kelly
Dr. Key (from Key Laser)
Scott Lewis and Laura Rose-Lewis
Oregon Arts Commission (Arts Recognition Grant)
Pan Pastel
Reser's Fine Foods
Shari?s Restaurants
Warren & Sheryl Rosenfeld
Simon Hamparzumian
United Health
Dan and Ann Vollum
Youth Service America

Donor List, Business
The Catlin Gabel School
Umpqua Bank
Ziba Design
Blicks Company
Oregon Cultural Trust
Business for Culture
Regional Arts and Cultural Trust (RACC)
Portland General Electric
Free Geeks
Tromley Industrial Holdings, Inc

Donor List
Mr. Said Amali and Mrs. Farzaneh Turk
Mr. Omid and Mrs. Nikki Meshkin
Colby Mills and Justin Lizik
Mr. Barry and Mrs. Cheri Bahmanyar
Mr. Ahmad Mostafavi
Masoud Ghafarzadeh
Mr. Sean Corcoran and Mrs. Terrie Corcoran
Ms. Patricia J. Reser
MS. Margaret T. Harris
Mr. Lawrence W. Harris
Ms. Frances Zhao-Perez
Mr. Travis Perez
Mr. Wei Lin
Mr. and Mrs. Bueffel
Mr. Joel S. Solomon
Mr. Hamid Habibi
Mr. Tiger Harris
Mrs. Marzie Salari
Mrs.Patti Lukas
Mr. Kent Hirata and Mrs. Marisa Hirata
Mr. John Makler and Mrs. Elise Makler
Mr. Jon Levine and Mrs. Sheila Levine
Mr. James Russel and Mrs. Caprice Russel
Mr. Tiger Harris and Mrs. Peggy Harris
Mr. Chris Drummond and Mrs. Inese Silina
Mr. Jacob Abraham and Mrs. Caroline Abraham
Mr. Toby Martin and Mrs. Leah Martin
Mr. Dennis Engholm and Mrs. Kari Engholm
Mr. Tod Anthony Killough and Mrs. Heather Killough
Mr. Ninglong Lu and Mrs. Ying Shen
Mr. George Reiswig and Mrs. Angela Reiswig
Mr. Zhenning Wang and Mrs. Yin Lei
Mr. Sean Corcoran and Mrs.Terrie Corcoran
Mr. Travis Perez and Mrs. Frances Zhao
Mr. Raymond King and Mrs. Deneen King
Mr. Subhuti Dharmananda
Mr. Weifeng Bao and Mrs. Angela Qi
Mr.Seiji and Mrs. Yuko
Mrs. Brigid Lezak
Mr. Steve Scott and Mrs. Jayne
Mr.Stefan Long and Mrs. Christiane
Mrs. Marzie Salarie
Mr. Alex Youssefian
Mr. George Sakouyan
Mr. George Toombs and Mrs. Arlene Toombs
Mr. Jose Maiz and Mrs. Karmele Urtizberea
Mrs, Anna and Mrs. Kerstin Baird
Mr. Rick Koe and Mrs. Susan Koe
Mr. Steve Scott and Mrs. Jayne Scott
Mr. Robert McCall and Mrs. Lisa McCall
Mrs. Brigid Flanigan
Mr. Joel Solomon
Mr. Ralph Schweinfurth and Mrs. Leyan Schweinfurth
Mr. Robert Koury and Mrs. Denise Koury
Hamparzumian Family
Mr. Vijay Shankar and Mrs. Anne Shankar
Mr. Harve Bellos and Mrs. Debra Bello
Mr. Greg Goodman and Mrs. Susan Schnitzer
Mr. Tim Dugan and Mrs. Renee Dugan
Mr. Bob Bonaparte and Mr. Nell Bonaparte
Mr. Steven Wax and Mrs. Kathleen Haley
Mrs. Tina Wilson
Mr. Donald Braun and Mrs. Anita Braun
Mr. Warren Rosenfeld and Mrs. Sheryl Rosenfeld
Mr. Charles Hamparzumian
Mr. Simon Jr. Hamparzumian
Mr. Gabriel Hamparzumian

Ano's Art Academy Supporters

Blick Art Materials, Beaverton