Let’s hear it for the rare innovative approach to end-of-year fundraising!
Rather than the usual annual “beg letter” or other hallowed techniques, Long Beach Opera is launching their own twelve days of holiday cheer, with daily drawings, big prizes and dozens of chances to make donating fun. For every donation of $5 or more during the lead-up to Christmas Eve, supporters will be entered in a series of drawings for valuable giveaways and opera-related goodies. Further, a matching grant allows the company and opera buffs in general to maximize the support they receive. And whether or not you give, the campaign serves up fabulous holiday music by notable opera singers. (See the first selection, sung by the already legendary Jessye Norman.)
The campaign makes this an excellent time to get your 2017 charitable deductions settled, as well as a lovely service to music lovers. Bravo all around.
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Each weekday beginning December 12th, each person who donates to LBO ($5 minimum donation) will be entered for a chance to win a new LBO related prize. The Giveaways will range from books, to original pieces of LBO productions to coffee with Andreas Mitisek to a full LBO season subscription!