Each February, our Colleagues look forward to participating in events that celebrate the arts in our community. This year's campaign for Allied Arts will run through March 19. Our Company's goal is to raise $95,000 for Allied Arts through Colleague pledges and a variety of fundraisers. Allied Arts was formed in 1971 as a way for the community to support and engage with central Oklahoma's cultural groups. A single donation to Allied Arts helps ensure that a variety of local arts organizations have the tools and resources they need to remain strong and offer quality programming to the public. These agencies touch the lives of more than 1 million people annually, including about 500,000 school-age children in the past year. Allied Arts promotes arts education, advocates on their behalf and raises awareness of the impact of the arts in our schools, communities and state. They also provide fundraising, technical and organizational management support to help keep member agencies in strong financial and operating standing. Departments throughout our Company will be hosting a variety of activities. In past years we had penny wars between departments, canvas painting competitions and even had a past AFA leader dressed in a tutu! How do you support the arts in OKC? Let us know in the comments. Find out more about Allied Arts.