Travel Expenses to Rome, Italy
$5,000 of $3,500 goal
Our organization is an International Honor Committee Member of that 30-year-old organization. We partner with them to promote women musicians, globally. They are waiving my registration and providing lodging and meals. I must raise my airfare and other travel expenses. Your tax-deductible donation to this project will help us help women musicians get more work and recognition.
It is important that we all consciously include women musicians in programming, especially that paid for with public funding. Women pay 53% of taxes on Earth. But women musicians only receive a small percentage of public funding to produce concerts and commissioned music. Therefore, the messages received by society-at-large from women's music are minimal. It is imperative that the messages in women's music be heard and only through a conscious effort will that we change the paradigm of society only hearing the messages in men's music.
I will be one of the few American women at this conference and I need your help to get there. "Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb!" ~ Diva JCSee more about WIMUST at http://www.donneinmusica.org/wimust/component/content/article/2-non-categorizzato/674-petition-wimust.html
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT: Our International President Cettina Donato will be participating in vocal workshops for Berklee students at the Umbria Jazz Festival. I've been granted a press pass to one of the concert venues and Cettina referred me to a small hotel, where I can stay inexpensively for four days. So, from Fiuggi, I will go on to Perugia for this exciting festival, where I'm sure to recruit some new members and spread the word about our mission and to meet Cettina face-to-face!
See our website at http://wijsf.org
WIJSF, INC. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Thank you for supporting women musicians.
Marisa from Australia, Maguinha from Hong Kong, Robert from Poland, Maguy from Gabon - you and all of the wonderful people who donated to this project have truly warmed my heart! Thank you so much!
I very much believe in unified collaboration world wide. Collectively supporting one another in our goals can only lead to wonderful things. Joan I am a great supporter of your initiatives and you a great mentor. Hopefully, we can all take a leaf out of your book. Blessings and all the success to you. Happy times!
Lovely speaking with you briefly tonight, all the way from China. Go girl! Love for Music and Faith in yourself, while aiming to do what must be done gets you there all the time!
The road to success begins with one tiny step. It takes good relationships along the way. Thank you to those who believe in what I do.
Go Ms Jaon! You are a do-er. An example to us all to take action and being proactive for change!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all of my supporters!
I feel this trip developing. I'm so appreciative of those who see it with me. Thank you all!
Enjoy yourself, Diva Joan Cartwright. I hope your goal covers the price of my ticket to travel with you (smile). School will be out! We had a bit of good news about Gus. While his kidneys have been damaged from his high blood pressure, his biopsies indicated there was no cancer. God is good all the time. The doctor said the kidney damage has not reached severe stages so we are very grateful to God. I never thought I'd be so happy to see him moving around cranking at me again:) He's even cooking:) I told him to take it easy. I've spent enough nights in the hospital to last me a life time. God is good all the time. All the time God is good. By July if God is willing and the creek don't rise, we should be able to help you out with lunch money (smile).
I am so grateful to the four donors, here. Thanks for kickstarting this fundraising effort. You are truly appreciated!