Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy to organizations that enrich our lives – organizations like Winter Opera.
This year we’re asking everyone to join us on November 27 for #GivingTuesday by making an online gift to help us continue our mission of bringing world-class operatic performances to St. Louis during the winter months. It is through support from generous individuals that we are able to maintain affordable ticket prices, produce traditional grand operas and operettas, and nurture professional theatre careers of young artists in Missouri and beyond.
Our goal this year is to raise $2,000 for a much needed printer. With a small operating budget, much of our printing is in-house: music scores for crew and singers, programs for each event, and letters for outreach, thank yous, and more. You can help us reach our goal by the end of the year because #GivingTuesday inspires gifts of all sizes. We understand that many of our loyal donors give at a specific time of year. It is our hope to attract many new donors, and we ask our regular donors to give a special contribution in addition to their annual gift. 100% of donations to Winter Opera go back into creating operatic productions that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Whether it’s a gift of $50 or $500, your gift will go a long way in helping Winter Opera ensure opera lives on for generations to come.
For more information about #GivingTuesday, visit their website at www.givingtuesday.org and don’t forget to use #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdaySTL for gifts made to your community!
Gifts to Winter Opera St. Louis can be made online through the link below, by mailing a check, or calling our offices at 314-865-0038.