The Verdi Project benefitting RAICES

The Verdi Project is a new concert opera organization dedicated to using music and performance to help the crisis at our borders. The plight of the the refugee and those left without a home because of war and political turmoil is a recurring theme in virtually all of the operas by Giuseppe Verdi. We have decided to use this man’s extraordinary music to give voice to the voiceless with the best tools we have - our own.

Our inaugural performance will be Don Carlos performed in concert with the original French libretto on August 23, 7:00 PM in the Theater at St. Jean in Manhattan, as a benefit for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

Your generous support to our GoFundMe page will help us pay for the production costs of our benefit concert, including paying for the venue and our talented instrumentalists. Thanks to the generous support of our singers and music director, who have all offered their professional services as in-kind donations, our production costs can be met today, through your support.

Proceeds from the concert will go to RAICES, a legal organization dedicated to assisting asylum seekers and those seeking entry to the United States, uniting families that have been separated, and providing language services to all who need it for legal counsel at our borders. Any additional funds raised beyond our production costs will go directly to RAICES.

To help achieve our goal of raising $10,000, every donation will receive entries into a lottery with some rather fantastic prizes including original artwork, cooking and music lessons, dinners at Michelin starred restaurants and private salon concerts with some of our soloists.  For full details, please visit our Facebook Event page.  

$10 donation - 1 entry
$25 donation - 3 entries
$50 donation - 7 entries 
$100 donation - 15 entries
$500 donation - entries PLUS one hour private salon recital
$1000 donation - entries PLUS two hour private salon recital
$5000 donation - entries PLUS private in home dinner for up to 10-12 guests prepared by the Michelin starred, James Beard Award winning chefs of Gramercy Tavern AND a two hour salon recital!

Thank you so much for your support!

Donations (0)

  • Joseph Amella Jr. 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Kannan Vasudevan 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Constance Fee 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Robert Tillotson  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Carol Szwei 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo

Fundraising team: Team Don Carlos (2) 

Lara Michole Tillotson 
Raised $1,225 from 9 donations
New York, NY
Samuel McCoy 
Team member
Raised $2,070 from 7 donations
This team raised $120 from 7 other donations.
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