DONATE TO FIRST VOICE
FUNDING for Suite J-Town comes from the generous support of California Arts Council ("Creative California Communities" Grant), William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and Individual Donors.
Thanks to the support of loyal friends like you, First Voice is able to do our part to heal souls and bridge divides by creating and presenting the stories and music of people living between worlds. The coming year is shaping up to be just as busy and artistically rewarding, but we need your support to make it happen!
Checks can be made payable to First Voice and sent to: 43 Parsons, San Francisco, CA 94118.
First Voice, like many artists in San Francisco, have found our foundation support drastically slashed as a result of the recession and ticket sales only cover a small part of our annual operating costs. In addition, for the past 30 years, we have worked in Bay Area schools giving assemblies concerts and workshops. Although arts funding has been cut drastically in the public schools, with your support we can continue giving our Finding Voice workshop and Tales of the Pacific Rim assemblies. With this fund drive, we hope to raise $30,000. Here’s what your contribution could do for First Voice:
Your donation supports artist fees, gallery renovation, community engagement, and permits from the city, and MORE.
We have raised 78% of our budget,
but we still have 22% to go!
:: ANY AMOUNT HELPS ::
• $250 subsidizes the cost of hospitality for our events
• $500 subsidizes the cost of a community performance
• $1000 pays rent for renovating our pop-up gallery
• $2000 supports administrative staff and overhead for one month
• $3000 pays for airfare and housing for international guest artists
• $5000 subsidizes the use of Japantown Peace Plaza
Thank you in advance for contributing your personal “chi” towards First Voice’s success – each gift we receive,
no matter the size, goes into our hearts and onto the stage with us, then out to the world.
Wishing you all the best,
Brenda Wong Aoki & Mark Izu
Artistic Directors, Suite J-Town | Artistic Directors, First Voice
Please help support First Voice with a donation.