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Capital Campaign

NOTO is a story of transformation and community pride, but there is still much to do. The story of NOTO – its vision as a vibrant and prospering arts and entertainment district – continues to be written. This campaign is about furthering NOTO’s continued development and enhancement.

The NOTO capital campaign is ambitious, but ambition is necessary to accomplish things over the next three years that will not only enhance the district and the quality of life in Topeka, but will enhance NOTO’s relationship and contribution as part of a dynamic regional core with Downtown and the Kansas Riverfront. We offer the leadership and fortitude to meet the vision and accomplish the goals. With your help, we will raise $2.1 million to address three fundamental areas:

Illustration by Barbara Waterman-Peters

Redbud Park

Campaign Goal: $900,000

The Redbud Foundation donated the land located to the east of the NOTO Arts Center. Plans have been developed and fundraising is currently underway to transform this industrial parking lot and storage facility into the Redbud Park. As the location of the park is in an arts and entertainment district, it will feature various outdoor sculptures, including a commemorative piece honoring Claire Swogger, local artist and wife of Glenn Swogger, Jr. of the Redbud Foundation. The park will feature sculptures, performance art, and, of course, redbud trees!  

Redbud Park

Campaign Goal: $900,000

The Redbud Foundation donated the land located to the east of the NOTO Arts Center. Plans have been developed and fundraising is currently underway to transform this industrial parking lot and storage facility into the Redbud Park. As the location of the park is in an arts and entertainment district, it will feature various outdoor sculptures, including a commemorative piece honoring Claire Swogger, local artist and wife of Glenn Swogger, Jr. of the Redbud Foundation. The park will feature sculptures, performance art, and, of course, redbud trees!  

Illustration by Staci Dawn Ogle

NOTO District

Campaign Goal: $990,000

There are many opportunities throughout the district that would enhance overall attractiveness to visitors. While NOTO is already a main attraction in Topeka, by enhancing beautification, safety, and visitor accommodations, NOTO can be even more attractive and visitor friendly. Many of the identified projects involve areas owned by other entities that will require collaboration and agreements to accomplish. Generally, the district enhancements will include beautification of public places, parking enhancements, and operations.

NOTO District

Campaign Goal: $990,000

There are many opportunities throughout the district that would enhance overall attractiveness to visitors. While NOTO is already a main attraction in Topeka, by enhancing beautification, safety, and visitor accommodations, NOTO can be even more attractive and visitor friendly. Many of the identified projects involve areas owned by other entities that will require collaboration and agreements to accomplish. Generally, the district enhancements will include beautification of public places, parking enhancements, and operations.

Illustration by Shelly Bedsaul

NOTO Arts Center

Campaign Goal: $210,000

Purchased in 2014 through a donation provided by Stan and Jodi Teeter, the NOTO Arts Center serves many functions for the district, including the administrative office for the executive director and other staff, a meeting place for the district, and an event venue. It includes the Morris Art Gallery, which features works of local and regional artists with a new show every month. Finally, the Arts Center is the location for an array of art classes and educational events. Thus, the Arts Center plays many roles, but its capacity as a resource to the district and the community can be enhanced with renovations that will improve energy efficiency, access, and visitor experience.

NOTO Arts Center

Campaign Goal: $210,000

Purchased in 2014 through a donation provided by Stan and Jodi Teeter, the NOTO Arts Center serves many functions for the district, including the administrative office for the executive director and other staff, a meeting place for the district, and an event venue. It includes the Morris Art Gallery, which features works of local and regional artists with a new show every month. Finally, the Arts Center is the location for an array of art classes and educational events. Thus, the Arts Center plays many roles, but its capacity as a resource to the district and the community can be enhanced with renovations that will improve energy efficiency, access, and visitor experience.

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One-Time Donations

While donations in the form of Friend of NOTO memberships are popular, we understand that others may be more interested in strictly giving back to the NOTO community as a whole. We appreciate all contributions, no matter the size or recurrence. If you wish to make a donation without obtaining a Friend of NOTO membership, please do so below.

Individual/Couple Memberships