The Cultural Alliance of York County will kick off its 14th annual Creative Community fundraising campaign with a program at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 50 N. George St. in York City, where the alliance's partners will demonstrate their work and members of York Junior Symphony will perform.

The alliance's 2013 goal is to raise $1.25 million for itself and for its eight partner agencies: the Strand-Capitol, York Junior Symphony, YorkArts, York County Heritage Trust, the Art Association, York Symphony Orchestra, York Youth Symphony and Greater York Dance.

"We plan to see the investments of our donors increase and be joined by new donors," said George Hodges, campaign co-chair. "The funds are spread throughout the county to help impact our community."

The campaign runs through March 31, said Joanne Riley, the alliance's president. The alliance raised $1.25 million for its 2012 campaign, she said.

For this year's campaign kickoff, the alliance will announce four Creative Impact Award winners, who will receive grants for their art-based projects designed to benefit their communities.

"(The projects) are intended to be a springboard to inspire children, energize neighborhoods and create community in York County," Riley said. "The impact is both measurable as in the number of folks it affects and immeasurable such as how it adds to the qualify of life of the community." Grants given last year ranged from $1,000 to $22,000, she said.

Winners of the 2012 Creative Cultural Impact Awards also will show off their projects at the kickoff.

The Cultural Alliance was founded in 1999 to raise funds for and create awareness of the creative community in the county.

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.

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Campaign

The Cultural Alliance of York County's 14th annual Creative Community fundraising campaign begins Tuesday and runs through March 31.

To contribute, mail a check - made out to the alliance with "Campaign 2013" on the memo line - to the Cultural Alliance, 14 W. Market St., York 17401.

Donations also can be made online at www. www.culturalalliance-york.org. For information, call 812-9255.