20/20 Profile: Inside the mind of a serial supporter of the arts

Serial charity support Caili SteelCaili Steel proves that even a small monthly donation by subscription can make a big difference to an arts organization like KIAC. Find out her motivations below as Caili confesses all:


When I decided to start this personal challenge, I wanted to contribute to organizations that were/are close to my heart or have mandates that I feel a personal connection to. When I lived in Dawson, KIAC was a big part of my life and my community.


Hi Caili, what were you doing when you decided to make a monthly contribution to KIAC?

My decision to start making a monthly donation to KIAC came about when I made the choice to challenge myself to support one community organization each year that is important to me.

I decided to provide this support by donating $15/month to said organization over 12 months. Not a significant amount, but I also understood from my experience working for non-profits that small amounts can go a long way in small organizations.

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performs as part of the Sunday afternoon Street Party at the Dawson Film Fest

Why do you value KIAC?

I value KIAC for so many reasons!

When I decided to start this personal challenge, I wanted to contribute to organizations that were/are close to my heart or have mandates that I feel a personal connection to. When I lived in Dawson, KIAC was a big part of my life and my community.  I volunteered, went to shows, produced shows, taught, worked, and hung out at KIAC on and off for several years.

Thank you Caili from the entire KIAC community! 


KIAC is a Registered Charitable Non-Profit Organization and as such can issue tax receipts for donations. By subscribing for $15 a month, Caili earns a combined yearly tax credit of $38.52! You can calculate other amounts at the Canada Revenue website or contact us directly and we’ll help set up a plan that works for you.

Indulge your inner serial supporter today and subscribe to monthly donations below to help our 20/20 Campaign reach our goal – any amount is appreciated. Thank you!