Fund the Future of Far Corners

$2,465 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 2 months
Created October 9, 2018
To visitors from all over the world, Monteverde, Costa Rica seems like paradise. It is a small town at the edge of the cloud forest - a rare and precious ecosystem - whose primary industries are tourism, dairy farming, and coffee farming. Guests encounter spectacular views and diverse wildlife, and enjoy a peaceful escape from city life.

To the Costa Rican teenagers who join our musical theatre productions, Monteverde is a home they love and appreciate, but also a place that feels isolated and restrictive. Because of the geographical separation between Monteverde and Costa Rica’s major cities, teens here do not have the same opportunities that exist in other parts of the country. There is one small public high school, a technical school where they can choose to pursue careers such as accounting and eco-tourism. This setting is especially difficult for kids who don’t fit the mold.

Far Corners Community Musical Theatre  brings theatre to students who would not otherwise experience it, allowing them to explore cultural boundaries, and find a voice in a like-minded community. In past productions students have explored life in the barrios of New York City, the hardships of the French Revolution, and the struggle for survival in a London orphanage. It is this ability to escape into the settings and characters of the shows that allows students to develop a worldview of life outside Monteverde. It also provides them the opportunity to become independent, responsible, and a more active member in their own community, as well as our global community.

In order to offer a musical theatre program in Monteverde in 2019, we must raise at least $7000 by the end of 2018. This includes one-time individual contributions through this GoFundMe site as well as our own site , and recurring monthly donations via our website . Please help us keep this beautiful community tradition alive.
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Dear friends, thanks to you we are making excellent progress: we have now raised $5295 towards our goal of $7000, including $2210 through the GoFundMe site and $3085 through checks and PayPal donations. We are grateful to 35 different donors for contributing so far, including Russ Cox & Sara O’Brien, Li Yu, Sarah Benko, Yvan Satgé, Laura Murtula, Jonathan Lipkin, Maria Sanchez, Karin Tice, Christie Coran, Myriam Juarbe, and several anonymous donors.

Can you help us raise the remaining $1705? Every donation makes a difference: $25, $50, $100… if you believe in our work doing musical theatre with youth in Monteverde, Costa Rica, please help us keep doing it!


Estimados amigos, gracias a ustedes estamos haciendo excelente progreso: hemos recaudado $5295 para alcanzar nuestra meta de $7000. Incluidos: $2210 a través del sitio GoFundMe y $3085 por medio de cheques y donaciones en PayPal. Agradecemos a 35 donantes por su contribución hasta el momento, incluyendo a Russ Cox & Sara O’Brien, Li Yu, Sarah Benko, Yvan Satgé, Laura Murtula, Jonathan Lipkin, Maria Sanchez, Karin Tice, Christie Coran, Myriam Juarbe y varios donantes anónimos.

¿Puede ayudarnos a recaudar los $1705 restantes? Cada donación hace una gran diferencia: $25, $50, $100… si cree en nuestro trabajo de producir teatro musical con jóvenes en Monteverde, Costa Rica, ¡ayúdenos a seguir haciéndolo!
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Dear Friends of Far Corners,

Our fundraising campaign is well underway - we have raised $1370 through our GoFundMe campaign, plus an additional $485 through offline donations (checks). We also are grateful to count on $140 per month in recurring monthly donations. Thank you to Katy VanDusen, Sybil Terres Gilmar, Sarah Shamel, Andrew Magnusson, Michael West, Dev and Harriet Joslin, Rachel Mason, Kim Allen, Robin and Sam Richardson, Thomas Bliss, Maura Youngman, Cosette Ruesga, Hawaii Estate Planning Law Group, Lisa Burns, Dario Villalobos, and an anonymous donor for donating to our GoFundMe campaign.

However, we have a ways to go to reach our goal of $7000. You may not realize that even as a very small non-profit, our annual budget is over $25,000 per year - which is low for the work we do thanks to in-kind donations of rehearsal and performance space, food, lodging and materials and of course the generosity of volunteers. We have many sources of funding, but like most non-profits, we rely on individual contributions as one of our most important sources of financial support.

We MUST reach $7000 by December 31, 2018 if we are to run our flagship program, a MUSICAL production performed by the youth of Monteverde, in 2019.

If you live in Monteverde and attend our shows, you know how important these musicals are to the community.

If you are a former or current volunteer, intern, participant or pit musician, you have seen firsthand how this opportunity matters to the teens.

If you participated in theatre when you were growing up, or you still do today, you realize that participation in the performing arts is life-changing and essential to any community.

You believe in our work. Please, help keep it alive. Watch the beautiful video that Dario Villalobos made for our GoFundMe campaign, and then make a donation - $10, $25, $50, $100… ANY amount makes a difference to our teen participants in Monteverde. Then, please SHARE this post!

If you are unable to make a financial contribution of any size at this time, you can still support the campaign by sharing this post and including a statement about why YOU believe in Far Corners or how it has impacted your life.

With gratitude and love,

Lisa Burns
Founder of Far Corners


Queridos amigos de Far Corners,

Nuestra campaña de recaudación de fondos está en marcha: hemos recaudado $1370 a través de GoFundMe y $485 adicionales a través de donaciones no por internet (por medio de cheques). También estamos agradecidos de contar con $140 por mes en donaciones mensuales recurrentes. Queremos agradecer a Katy Van Dusen, Sybil Terres Gilmar, Sarah Shamel, Andrew Magnusson, Michael West, Dev y Harriet Joslin, Rachel Mason, Kim Allen, Robin y Sam Richardson, Thomas Bliss, Maura Youngman, Cosette Ruesga, Grupo de Abogados de Planificación Patrimonial de Hawaii, Lisa Burns, Dario Villalobos y un contribuidor anónimo por donar a nuestra campaña GoFundMe.

Sin embargo, tenemos mucho camino por recorrer para alcanzar nuestra meta de $7000. Es posible que usted no sepa que incluso siendo una organización sin fines de lucro muy pequeña, nuestro presupuesto anual es de más de $25,000 por año, el cual es bajo teniendo en cuenta el trabajo que hacemos gracias a las donaciones en especie de espacio para ensayos y espectáculos, comida, alojamiento, materiales y por supuesto, la generosidad de los voluntarios. Tenemos muchas fuentes de financiamiento, pero como la mayoría de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, las contribuciones individuales son una de nuestras fuentes más importantes de apoyo financiero.

DEBEMOS llegar a $7000 antes del 31 de diciembre del 2018 para poder ejecutar nuestro más destacado programa, una producción MUSICAL realizada por los jóvenes de Monteverde, en el 2019.

Si usted vive en Monteverde y asiste a nuestros shows, sabe lo importante que son estos musicales para la comunidad.

Si usted ha participado como voluntario, pasante, participante o músico en el pasado, ustedes han visto de primera mano lo importante que es esta oportunidad para los adolescentes.

Si participó en el teatro cuando era niño, o aún lo sigue haciendo hoy, usted sabe que la participación en las artes escénicas cambia vidas y es esencial en cualquier comunidad.

Ustedes creen en nuestro trabajo. Por favor, ayudenos a mantenerlo vivo. Vean el hermoso video que Dario Villalobos monto para nuestra campaña de GoFundMe y luego hagan una donación: $10, $25, $50, $100 ... CUALQUIER cantidad hace una diferencia para nuestros jóvenes participantes en Monteverde. ¡Por favor COMPARTAN esta publicación!

Si no puede hacer una contribución financiera de cualquier monto en este momento, aún puede apoyar la campaña compartiendo esta publicación e incluyendo una declaración sobre por qué USTED cree en Far Corners o cómo ha impactado su vida.

Con gratitud y amor,

Lisa Burns
Fundador de Far Corners
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$2,465 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 2 months
Created October 9, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Far Corners Community Musical Theatre
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