Help Tona Brown get to Carnegie Hall

$2,802 of $25k goal

Raised by 38 people in 29 months
Hi,  My name is Tona Brown, a transgender violinist and vocalist.  I have always dreamed of performing at Carnegie Hall and was recently approved to be the first transgender woman of color to headline at this historical venue. 

We are in phase II of our fundraising campaign.  After securing the venue we now need help to make sure that all the intricate details are taken care of.  As you can imagine Carnegie Hall is one of the most expensive venues in the world.  We need your help to offset some of these costs in order to make this historical performance happen. 

Many think I am crazy to try something of this magnitude but I know we can raise this money if we work together.   Remember no amount is too small to help us to meet our goals! Your donation of $25 or more could help pay for printing costs, insurance, security, recording fees, advertising and so much more!  

Update:

Tona Brown will be giving tickets to students from the Hetrick Martin Institute whose mission statement reads:
 "The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families." 

As a violin and vocal instructor Tona understands the power of music and what attending a concert like this could mean to lgbt students.  She feels that we must support lgbt youth who face bullying, violence and homelessness unlike any other group. 

Let's make history together on June 25th, 2014! We CAN do this!!
Thank you in advance for your donations and support.
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Update 31
27 months ago

Thank you Lea Gilmore my esteemed colleague for her contribution to our Gofundme campaign for Carnegie Hall!
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Update 30
27 months ago

Special Thanks to my sister Laverne Cox for contributing to our Gofundme Campaign!
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Update 29
27 months ago

Special Thank you to Rev. Rose Hardy for her gracious donation to help me get to Carnegie Hall!
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Update 28
27 months ago

Special Thank you to Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV for his generous contribution to our Carnegie Hall Gofund me campaign..
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$2,802 of $25k goal

Raised by 38 people in 29 months
Created May 5, 2014
IH
$25
Imani Henry
27 months ago

congrats sistalove for this achievement

LG
$50
Lea Gilmore
27 months ago

Very proud of you!

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
RH
$50
Rev. Rose Hardy
27 months ago

Praying your success, you are an inspiration. My grandfather was one of the first African Americans to play the violin at Carnegie Hall.

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
$25
Samantha Jo
27 months ago

Thank You For Being You My Sister....#transeverything

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$45
Ian McVoy
27 months ago

It makes me so happy to see your success. Please know that people around the world are cheering you on, Tona! Go forth and be great!

$10
Toby Rane
27 months ago
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