See how we are funding our restoration project

Upcoming Fundraisers

Race for the Printery Virtual Fundraiser - Run the race anywhere you like, anytime you like between Oct. 17-25

The Race for the Printery is a virtual Fun Run, Marathon and Bicycle race to benefit the Atascadero Printery Foundation’s mission to reclaim, rehabilitate and repurpose one of Central California’s oldest architectural landmarks, the historic Atascadero Printery Building.

The Race for the Printery consists of a virtual fun run/walk, 5K & 10K run/walks, a half-marathon, full marathon and three different bicycle races. All participants will receive an e-mailed certificate upon completion of each race and the top three finishers in each race will receive prizes (TBA). Participants also have the option to add on a race T-shirt and race medal package for an additional $25 fee.

Participants will be able to track their progress in the race via virtual race routes, available in the MapMyRun app.

Runners/walkers can choose their own route and run the race any time they like between Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. and Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. A drive-thru awards ceremony will take place the following Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Atascadero Printery building.

Help us save the oldest building in Atascadero! Sign up today!

Fun, Fabulous, and Funky - The Questers Coat and Accessory Sale

The Atascadero Printery Foundation and Agua Caliente, the local chapter of Questers, are co-hosting an exciting Coat/Accessory Sale on November 7, 2020 from 10am to 4:30pm.

The items available promise to be “Fun, Fabulous, and Funky”. The sale will be held at the Hope Chest Emporium located at 5800 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Proceeds from the sale will help Questers raise much needed funds to restore the windows at the Atascadero Printery. Not only is Agua Caliente adopting the Printery, the California State Questers voted at their March conference to designate the Printery as their new State project! We are looking for donations of women and men’s items in good shape; such as jackets, coats, purses, scarves, wallets, jewelry, etc. If you would like to donate any of the above items we will be accepting donations at the back door of the Hope Chest Emporium Thurs-Sat, October 22-24th between 1pm and 4pm only. Mark your calendars with these dates and please stay tuned for more information as the event draws near.  If you have any questions please email

Annual Silent Auction

The Printery Foundations silent auction is an important opportunity to raise funds to further our restoration goals.  This year the auction will be held online allowing more people the opportunity to support the Printery.  This year we are taking the auction online and we’re looking for donations to add to our collection. We already have some great representations of Atascadero history, including some signage from the Printery’s past lives, an antique brass and iron bed, a quilt, and some very unique items. More details on auctions items and the link will be coming soon. Do you have any items you would like to donate to this year’s auction? Contact Karen McNamara at or 805-466-1961 to get things rolling. 

Printery Founders

Looking to be a larger part of the restoration of the Printery? The first 100 donors to give $1000 or more are given special recognition as Founders. These donors receive exclusive acknowledgments available only to those first to commit their support including:

  • Your name inscribed on a special recognition wall inside the restored Atascadero Printery
  • Invitation to donor recognition events
  • Recognition on the Printery Foundation website

Becoming a Founder is a great way to show your support toward making a brighter future for our community while preserving our history.

Bring the Printery Back to Light Fundraiser

Bring the Printery Back to Light is an ongoing fundraiser with the goal of raising $100,000.  Supporters can donate $100 in anyone’s name and add them to our board of 1000 lights.  

Past Events

Totally 80s Valentines Day Prom

On February 14th Atascadero danced to the songs of the 70s and 80s with DJ Manuel Barba of Traffic Records at Atascadero Lake Pavilion. there were food trucks, a no host bar, glow sticks – even flowers available all evening.  The event was co-hosted by Traffic Records, Wildfeilds Brewery and the Atascadero Printery Foundation.

Tent City Marathon 2019

Thanks to all our sponsors and vendor we had a great event.  This year the marathon was supported by Just Baked Cake Studio and Bakery and Boston Beer Company. Avila Traffic Safety and many more vendors. It features a Fun Run None Run, as well as a 5k, 10k, half, and full marathon.  Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and vendors.

Dancing with Our Stars 2019

The Atascadero Printery Foundation raised $25,000, taking home third place in Atascadero’s popular Dancing with Our Stars Fundraiser. Special thanks to Chris Harmon for donating an incredible amount of time teaching the dance to Karen McNamara. We are very grateful for your help to raise so much! Thanks also to.Molly Comin, the show Director, Jeannie Malik and Friends of the Library for such a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds!

Drive Thru Meals

This Summer the Atascadero Printery Foundation helped fund their ongoing costs through 4 meal events.  They offered Lasagna on Mother’s Day, Tacos for Father’s day, Teryaki Chicken during the hot days of August, and a Chicken and Tri-Tip BBQ for Labor Day.  Our community was amazingly supportive and allowed us to keep opporating, and even move forward with some projects, while our regular fundraising opportunities were unavailable.

Light Switch Naming Auction

In December, the Atascadero Printery Foundation partnered with 777 Auctions to provide community members the opportunity to have their name displayed above the light switches in one of 10 rooms of the Printery.

Cow Pie Bingo

The Atascadero Printery Foundation held a Cow Pie Bingo two years in a row.  Community members bought squares hoping our bovine contestant would choose to deposit on their chose square.  Shelly and the Classics provided some great music and there was food, drinks, and games for all ages. 

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