BCCA Emergency Status Update + Year-End Fundraising Events – December 29th, 2004:
First and foremost, thank you to all of our loyal supporters. In just one month, we’ve raised $42,500! (This includes our online Red Sox ticket auction latest bid) We've raised $21,000 in the last three days alone - Let's keep up the momentum!
We're only $7,500 away from our goal of $50,000 by January 1st! We must meet this goal to avoid eviction and closing down the center. The goal is within reach with all of your continued support. Together we can save this valuable community asset.
Did you know that the company you work for can most likely match or even double the charitable gifts you have given (or intend to give) us?! To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter its name in the search engine at http://www.matchinggifts.com/demo.cfm. Act before the New Year and we can double our donations to date and complete the $100,000 January 31st Building Fund Goal!
The following newsletter bullets the ways in which you can help save the BCCA, including an invitation to a week and a half full of great fundraising events (see the bottom half of this newsletter).
Here’s how you can help:
* Make online donations, stay in touch with our situation, & download fundraising documents at:
* Download our updated fundraising letter at:
Brookline Tab (Lesley Mahoney): firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookline Bulletin (Reporter: Will Jason): email@example.com
Boston Globe (Arts Editor: Scott Heller): firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Phoenix (Arts Editor: Jeffrey Gantz): email@example.com
Jewish Advocate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Journal (Brett M. Rhyne): email@example.com
Fox-TV Channel 25 (Keri): firstname.lastname@example.org
WBUR (Jose Masso): email@example.com
WCVB-TV Channel 5 (Phil Levy; Chronicle; etc.): http://www.thebostonchannel.com/station/index.html
New England Cable News (NECN) (Scott Johnson): firstname.lastname@example.org
WUPN-TV Channel 38 (Joyce Kulhawik): http://www.upn38.com/feedback
WBZ-TV Channel 4 (Arts & Entertainment Editor): http://www.wbz1030.com/feedback
WGBH-TV (Donnette Madrey): http://www.wgbh.org/contact
Please feel free to E-Mail any other contacts that we may not have listed here, such as Boston Metro, WB-TV Channel 56, etc.
You can read more about our fundraising efforts at http://www.BCCAonline/support/.
Please forward this information to friends, family, or other interested parties.
Thanks again for all of your support, and we hope to see you around for these great events!
All the Best & Happy Holidays,
Dan Yonah Marshall, Artistic Director
C: (617) 970-1444; F: (617) 738-2801; E-Mail: email@example.com
Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
14 Green Street, Brookline, MA 02446
T: (617) 970-1444; Website: http://www.BCCAonline.com
BCCA's Winter classes will run January 3rd through April 3rd with an Open House Week (January 3rd - 9th) to showcase new and returning classes. Join us! Many classes during Open House Week will be free to try for the first time! The course schedule will be posted online by the end of January 2nd at http://www.BCCAonline.com.
> Wednesday, December
29th, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Swing & Jitterbug Benefit Dance Party
BCCA welcomes The Love Dogs a legendary local swing band that will surely get you moving on a Wednesday night. The event kicks off with a Swing & Jitterbug lesson and performance by Idy Codington and Bob Thomas, The Kamikaze Jitterbugs, (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.) followed by dancing and live music all night. Come to dance or simply to enjoy the great music.
$12; $15 with lesson at the door or online at: http://bccaonline.com/buy_tickets_swing.html
> Thursday, December
30th, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Rock Benefit Concert with Local Bands
Admission by Donation
> Saturday, Janauary
1st, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rock Benefit Concert
Featuring: "The Minor Times", "All Else Failed", "Things Fall Apart" & Other Great Bands!
Admission by Donation
> Saturday, January
1st, 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
“Noche de la Salsa”
A hot evening of Latin dancing (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Mambo & Cumbia) to SalsaBoston's great DJ music with Beginner & Intermediate dance lessons with Dan Yonah Marshall & partner
9:30 p.m. lessons; 10:30 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. open dance
($12 with lesson; $10 dance only)
> Sunday, January
2nd, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
"Sunday Tango Practica" (Formerly "Mr. Roger's Tango Practica")
A relaxed place to meet, share skills & ideas, and have fun.
($5 - by donation)
> Sunday, January
2nd, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Snow Date)
Folk, Opera & Classical Benefit Concert with Very Special Guests
BCCA welcomes an incredible lineup of many special guest musicians for this benefit concert:
1) Guy Mendilow, World Musician
2) Elisabeth Taylor, Coloratura Soprano
3) Constantine Finehouse, Pianist
4) Andrew Alexander, Tenor
5) Sebastian Baverstam, Cellist
6) Jun Toguchi, Pianist
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 (general seating), $20 (with complimentary beverage), $25 (table seating & beverage) at the door or online at: http://www.bccaonline.com/buy_tickets_concert.html
> Sunday, Janauary 2nd, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Samba de Gafiera, "Brazilian Tango", Forro & other Brazilian dances
7:00-8:30 p.m. Lesson; 8:30-11:00 p.m.
($10 with lesson; $8 dance only - by donation)