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Northern Sky’s Constellation Campaign is key to sustaining our future, what we like to call the “Northern Sky Experience!” You can help ensure those beautiful family evenings and memories for generations to come. Our ongoing mission is brimming with vitality, and our future more promising than ever.
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November 2017 Donor Appeal Letter
Dear Friend of Northern Sky,
How many things can Northern Sky juggle at once? Well, this year we had two world premieres, held readings or workshops of seven new musicals, and launched the public phase of our Constellation Campaign. It truly is an exciting time to be part of Northern Sky. As always, we welcome you along for the ride and can’t thank you enough for your continued support.
Our annual appeal is more important than ever this year. For starters, we need to be sure that this annual fundraiser is working in sync with our special appeal for the new creative campus. That means we’d love for you to make your annual gift and then consider what you can give additionally to build us a badly needed home. We’re already at 80% of our goal, but need to get to 90% in order to break ground this coming spring. Yes, we’re that close! Please look for exciting opportunities coming your way to meet the challenge of ongoing Constellation Campaign matching gifts.
The other reason our annual campaign is critically important this year can be summed up in five unforgiving, unrelenting words: rain, rain, and more rain. This was our soggiest summer season in 30 years in the park. We’ve never seen anything like it. Night after night, we’d just look at one another as our endlessly patient crew and committed volunteers prepared the stage and audience for another improbable show. We uttered our mantra as one, “Hope we can get the show in.” Too often, unfortunately, we didn’t. That, of course, meant a lot of lost revenue. We need your help to make that up this time around.
Northern Sky is truly at a pivotal moment in our history. As such, we’re asking you to make Northern Sky a special focus of your 2017 end-of-year giving. Think about the magic Northern Sky has brought to generations of families and consider the contribution the theater has made to the community, to our region, and to the art form of creating original musicals. Our history is compelling, our ongoing mission brimming with vitality, and our future more promising than ever.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Northern Sky to keep the momentum going.
With your help, Northern Sky will be here for generations to come.
See you under the stars!
Jeffrey Herbst, Artistic Director
Dave Maier, Managing Director
$25,000 & Up – Belgian Angel
$10,000 to $24,999 – Victory Farmer
$5000 to $9999 – Spitfire Griller
$2500 to $4999 – Windjammer
$1000 to $2499 – Ice Fisher
$500 to $999 – Happy Lumberjack
$300 to $499 – Muskie Lover
$125 to $299 – Galactic Packer
$75 to $124 – Bone Dancer
$1 to $74 – Cheesehead
Many companies will match their employees’ donations to non-profit organizations. If your employer participates, please contact them and let them know you would like them to match your donations to Northern Sky. They will have some paperwork for you to complete.
Fred Alley New Musical Fund
Northern Sky produces original musical works. A new show can take three years of writing and workshopping before it is ready for production. Northern Sky needs to provide for our authors and directors with financial resources and time to continue bringing you the excellent shows that have become a standard for Northern Sky. For more information please visit the Fred Alley New Musical Fund page.
Consider a Gift of Stock or Securities
A gift of stock can provide much needed support for Northern Sky and offers you financial benefits as well. Publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) may be transferred to Northern Sky, entitling you to an income tax reduction for the full market value of the securities. For more information on how to transfer your securities to Northern Sky, contact Dave Maier at the Northern Sky Office, (920) 854-6117 x102.
If you have any questions, please call Holly Feldman at (920) 854-6117 ext. 105 or send an email to email@example.com.
Our Mailing Address: Northern Sky Theater, PO Box 273, Fish Creek, WI, 54212