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Help me Attend OperaWorks! June '18

$468 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 13 months
As you may already know, I proudly announced a few weeks ago that I have been selected through highly competitive national auditions to be one of 26 participants in OperaWorks’ 2018 Advanced Artists Program held in Northridge, California. 

As I pursue my singing career, I am seeking any and all donations to this particular upcoming program.  So far, $600.00 is invested in my journey.  My goal is to raise at least $2,000 to fund the remainder of the tuition cost of OperaWorks.  Every little bit REALLY does count!  Over 300 of you responded when I made an excited post on Facebook about my acceptance. I seriously couldn't believe my eyes!  What an amazing and tremendous support group I am blessed to have.  So many of you gathering together and shouting to the rooftops and encouraging me toward my dream.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for just that.

If you have any questions or concerns about the manner in which you could donate, please email me personally at hacker.oliviagrace@gmail.com.  After all, there are two other ways to make donations that do not include this interface (GoFundMe)!

YOU NEED TO KNOW:

OperaWorks is an IRS-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation. This means that any and all donations made to OperaWorks can be considered tax-deductible (excluding direct payments towards tuition).

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:

{1}  Make an online donation to OperaWorks through the following webiste:  https://operaworks.org/get-involved/donate/ ...dedicating the gift in my name (Olivia G. Hacker) will make your donation tax-deductible.

{2}  Send your donation directly to OperaWorks as a general charitable contribution (tax-deductible). If a donation is sent directly to the OperaWorks office, it must be made out to OperaWorksThey cannot accept any checks made out to Olivia G. Hacker if donated this way.

Mail all checks to the office at:
9836 White Oak Ave, Suite 102, Northridge CA 91325-4843

{3} You have the option of donating directly to me through this GoFundMe interface or through a personal check.  I will then be responsible for making the payments toward my tuition costs. This form of donation will NOT be tax deductible, however.

Reminder: Donations can be made directly payable to me (not tax-deductible) or directly to OperaWorks (tax-deductible) as a charitable contribution.

To read more about this program or its alumni, visit  www.operaworks.org.  OperaWorks alumni include Grammy winners, international competition winners, and
performers with opera companies throughout the world including La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Berlin Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago LyricOpera, Los Angeles Opera, and the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony.



Finally, and on a more personal note... I would be honored to receive any and all gifts NO MATTER WHAT SIZE in order to help me attend this program in June. Your support will mean the world to me and I promise to dedicate my best time and energy to my craft during that month.   Singing is what brings me joy.  Singing is how I will continue to share my love with the universe.  Thank you for helping me do this.
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Please be merciful about the video quality and the people walking by the window! Not the professional look we could have ultimately achieved... but it was such a special few days working with David again and a very cool way to show you all what I've been working on most recently. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/fUL0jec8Beo
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For those of you who want to see a little bit of my singing, I will become very vulnerable over the next few months and share a few things I've done in the past!

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https://youtu.be/g_dX9iwMh1I
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