Sing Like a Bird

I'm a classical singer, and I love birds. I'll be donating the money I receive from my August 15 recital in DC to the American Bird Conservancy . Why not expand to GoFundMe to see if I can raise a little more than the cash in the donation box? 100% of proceeds (after GoFundMe's small per-donation fee) will go to the American Bird Conservancy . This 4-star charity has impressed me with its efforts in education, conservation, advocacy, and spreading the joy that birds bring to our lives.

My fundraising goal of $2040 is symbolic. I'm singing a song called "Meadowlarks" by the composer Amy Beach (1[phone redacted]), a musical setting of the poem by Ina Coolbrith (1[phone redacted]), California's first poet laureate. It is estimated that by the year 2040, half of the Eastern meadowlarks in the United States will disappear. Their Western counterpart , whose haunting song Amy Beach recalls in her music, are not far behind, as grasslands are threatened by development, pesticides, and monoculture farming. Let's save them!

Anyone who donates will receive permanent digital downloads of me singing three pieces (Bach, Debussy, and Schubert). You can learn more and listen to some recordings at my website, http://www.rachelbarham.com/news.php .

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  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 43 mos
  • Rosalind Mondel 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Allison Mondel 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Richard Giarusso 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer

Rachel Barham 
Organizer
Washington D.C., DC
American Bird Conservancy (Abc) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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