This is a Citizen’s Call to Action–


Donate now to add another mural to Ottawa’s outdoor art gallery in the Spring of 2019.

We have a rare opportunity to have internationally-known muralist John Pugh ( paint a mural on the historic Central Life Building dealing with Ottawa’s beginnings, its’ crazy speakeasy days, and the sad story of our Radium Dial girls.

Our public art mural program, aptly called Ottawa’s a brush with history, was started in 2000 in an effort to revive Ottawa’s once famously bustling downtown that was devastated by the long recession of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, leaving over half of the big, beautiful buildings vacant and a dwindling population count. Starting a brush with history led to other fabulous downtown improvements like upgrading of existing buildings, improved lighting, beautiful landscaping , additional sculptures and an active, engaged, volunteer citizenry. Today Ottawa’s downtown is back to bustling and the population is on the rise
Act Now to keep Ottawa moving and improving.  We need your help.

Please DONATE to support this priceless initiative.












Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
Pamela Beckett
Stay In Touch