Lighthouse: On our way to GMWA 2016

$22,692 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 37 months
Ray Thompson
on behalf of Scott Meltzer
 NOVATO, CA
Our campaign went live on December 5th.  Stand with us on the way to Birmingham; MAKE YOUR TAX-EXEMPT DONATION TODAY!
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The Gospel Music Workshop of America, an international organization of gospel enthusiasts, hosts an annual convention – where thousands of people gather to share the joy of gospel music, through good times and bad.

Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir  made history when we first appeared at the convention in 1984. We rocked the house and broke the race barrier; we are the first and only predominately white choir to perform at the convention. 

Now, in this time of too many Fergusons, we’re on our way to the convention once again. In 2016, Lighthouse will sing at the GMWA Convention  in Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham was the site of the infamous church bombing of 1963; the city is a symbol of the violence of race relations in the United States and the struggle for racial justice.

When Lighthouse appears in Birmingham, we will transcend the boundaries of race as we lift our voices for justice, inclusivity and peace. 

Stand with us – we need your help! Basic expenses for Lighthouse Singers will run between $20,000-30,000 to travel and stay in Birmingham. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in this campaign by March 1, 2016 and $30,000 by June 1. Then we hit Birmingham, from July 24-30.

Lighthouse is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization; we are self-supporting and unaffiliated with any church or religion. Donations are tax-deductible and we will provide written acknowledgement of all contributions in excess of $75 for use in your tax filing.

Watch us on Vimeo and like us on  Facebook  – we hope you will support our journey to Birmingham! To learn more about Lighthouse check out the longer version of the video above; please  WATCH THAT HERE .
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We are humbled by the support we've received from all of you. 76 wonderful people donated nearly $23K via GoFundMe. We went to Birmingham with a choir of 30, and the dynamic there was incredible! We were blown away by just how warmly we were received, and deeply touched by the intense response at our performance. All we can say is THANKS -- you made this all possible! Please visit our Vimeo Channel to see video from Birmingham, along with our appearance on the news in both CA and AL.
Lighthouse performs at GMWA 2016
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Lighthouse had an incredible performance at GMWA 2016, and we owe it all to our wonderful supporters! Here's the proof:
The Lighthouse Singers at GMWA 2016
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Thanks to you we have a choir of 29 leaving for GMWA in one month! Without your help this would NOT have been possible, as half of our members needed financial assistance to make this trip. All of our thanks go out to you kind and generous folks; your presence will be felt as we take the stage in Birmingham!
Thanks to you, we're on our way to GMWA!
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Wow. Thanks to our 51 donors we are halfway to our overall goal! $15K is enough to send 15 singers to Birmingham; what a great milestone!
Onward and upward!
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Raised by 76 people in 37 months
Created November 23, 2015
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RG
$50
Ruby Grad
27 months ago

In memory of Gail Seneca

RM
$25
Rohana McLaughlin
29 months ago

Gratitude for bringing this music to the wider community.

TR
$200
taylor ray
30 months ago

It is with great pleasure, I can FINALLY contribute here. If our experience is anything approaching Robin's birthday event, I will count myself lucky. What an honor to sing with the choir.

RP
$731
Resurrection Parish
31 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donations from our Santa Rosa Concert

$25
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31 months ago
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