Our special thanks go out
to everyone who made the auction such a wonderful success!
$433,500 was raised at the auction. For each pony sold 70% of the
proceeds went back to the nonprofit, 12% to the artist who created the
pony and 18% to cover TPAC's administrative costs and to support its
programs and services. The Ponies del Pueblo project, coordinated by
Tucson Pima Arts Council, was the largest philanthropic project of its
kind in Southern Arizona. Over one hundred corporate, individual and
public sector donors, nonprofit organizations and artists have teamed up
to create 35, uniquely decorated life-size ponies that were on public
display from January through October 2003. The project culminated in a
gala auction November 2, 2003 to benefiting the nonprofit organizations,
artists, and the Tucson Pima Arts Council.