This spring, Actor’s Express launched the Planting Seeds: Matching Gift Campaign, an online fundraiser and auction to support the inaugural New Play Commissioning Program (link to website page) and Apprentice Company (link to website page). And thanks to the generosity of individual donors along with some dear friends of the theatre who promised to provide a donation match, we surpassed our goal of raising $40,000!
To sustain our operations, provide the high-quality programs that our artists and audience deserve, and have the resilience to respond to community needs, we incur expenses that are simply not covered by grants and contracts.
Individual donors are critical in helping raise awareness of new artistic endeavors and emerging artists. For a nonprofit theater, individual giving allows us to make mission-driven decisions, unrestricted by the values and guidelines set forth by other institutional partners.
This is why individual giving is so important. We remain grateful to all who contributed to The Planting Seeds: Matching Gift Campaign, and for the opportunity to plan for and support the artists in our programs with flexibility and mindfulness.