2018 donation letter

Dear Music Loving Friends of Performance Encore:

Last day of the year. A generous dollar for dollar match, up to $3,000.

With the end of 2018 approaching fast, we have begun an effort during the season of giving, where folks take advantage of charitable giving and tax advantage contributions to their favorite 501 (c)(3) organizations, to offer you a very worthy cause to consider in your plans to give. This past year Performance Encore has endeavored to provide the Oakland Community with a wonderful monthly Jazz and Standards music production at the Washington Inn. We have appreciated the overwhelming support for our great musicians and vocalists who have played and sung their hearts out.

But what you may not know is that Performance Encore as a nonprofit organization also began an outreach program to the Senior Living Centers, 8 centers to date, to bring our special heartfelt music to senior’s residencies. This was on a trial basis, and we met with great success. We put on 7 shows at the various centers with very positive feedback from residents, family and caregivers. The reception our vocalists received and the impact they had on their enraptured audiences has encouraged us to go forward with our program of providing wonderful heartfelt music as a subsidized plan to the Living Centers, where the residents are facing the negative effects of the onset of aging, cognitive dysfunction, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This is precisely the cause where we can use your support and generosity. We are initiating a fund that we will use to supplement the Senior Living Center’s music budget, along with our offer to provide a wonderful monthly music production at facilities around the greater Oakland area. Then augmenting Shows with the funds raised by caring individuals such as yourselves, we hope to take as many Seniors for a musical ride ‘down memory lane’ as we possibly can. Our efforts are supported by extensive research addressing the benefits of music and related activities.

Our year end goal is to raise $100,000: which would give us the ability to provide monthly musical performances for up to 12 Senior Living Centers. The joy of listening to our heartfelt vocalists with their endearing song and knowledge of music and the possibility of having the Shows to look forward to sharing with family, friends and caregivers should add a new dimension in the lives of so many. You can be an important part of this meritorious outreach. You may know someone in a facility that you would like to sponsor with a gift of music. We are appreciative of individuals who would like to become patrons and sponsors. Donations of $500, $1000 or more will have a significant impact on our program going forward as will contributions of any amount!

Thank you so much for your time and generosity,

The Performance Encore Music Family