Earlier this summer, we announced our 35th Anniversary Campaign. And what a success the campaign has been: we’re thrilled to announce that we’re so, so close to reaching our goal! We only have $35,000 left to go, and we need your help.
We believe that, with help from supporters like you, we can raise that last $35,000 in the 35 days between Giving Tuesday and New Year’s Day 2018. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, is a global day of giving back to local organizations in your community. This Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll help us launch our effort to raise $35K in 35 days!
Why give to SF Shakes this holiday season?
Most adults know the Festival through our annual Free Shakespeare in the Park productions. Over 1 million students know us from our meaningful arts education and outreach programs. We’ve carved a niche in the Bay Area’s arts scene for our long history of accessible performances and for authentic engagement in our local communities. Any time you support SF Shakes, you’re supporting these programs.
But when you contribute to $35K in 35 Days, you’ll also be supporting a range of special capacity and outreach projects that will help us connect more deeply with communities all over the Bay Area. You’ll help us to build:
- Our “35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places” performance series (only have a few speeches left to go)!
- Our 2018 intern and Resident Artist companies.
- An efficient and versatile unit set for future Free Shakespeare in the Park productions. (This will make it easier to bring our shows to communities across the Bay Area–did you know that we completely un-build that set and re-build it in a brand new location 5 times each summer?!)
- An all-new musical version of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It to perform in 2019.
So please consider starting us off strong by chipping in to $35K in 35 Days this Giving Tuesday, and then help us spread the word!
We have spent the past 35 years delivering on the Bay Area’s promise of inclusion and diversity, and your support so far has been a huge part of that success. It’ll only take 35 days to ensure that we can keep delivering on that promise for years to come.
We are honored to have you as part of the SF Shakes family. THANK YOU.