Buy A Building 4 Community Theatre

$1,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Impact.  It’s a simple word that means so much.  Each year my goal is to have an impact on my community and my world.  When I moved to Morris, just three years ago, I saw a need and quickly worked to fill it.  I noticed that my new community lacked in the arts, in particular theatre.  So I instantaneously formed a theatre company whose goal was to to provide high-quality family-friendly entertainment to the community.  We brought our first musical, Disney’s Aladdin, to the East Side Park.  I’m happy to report that the show brought in hundreds of people to sit and enjoy the arts.

The success of Aladdin made me realize that the community needed this new outlet.  Over the past few years the company has grown and we now find ourselves ready for the next big step.  That’s where you come in.  We’d like to purchase our own space.  Having our own dedicated space would allow for our group to grow and provide more artistic opportunities to the community.  We have been fortunate enough to find a space that is, in my opinion, perfect for us!  

I’m sure that you are constantly asked for donations from non-profits all of the time each with their own reason for financial need.  The theatre company is ready to use your donation to impact the lives of many of our community members from the very young to the very old.  The arts play an important role and our community deserves to have a dedicated space for the arts.

We are looking to raise $10,000 for our new building.  These donations will be use to purchase the building and some of the necessities needed to make it into a theatre.  By making a tax deductible donation to our campaign, you'll be directly contributing to the people of our community.  Additionally, you'll be recognized for your generosity as a campaign supporter on our website and in the new building.

Plays in Morris is depending on your assistance and generosity. Please visit www.playsinmorris.org to pledge your support. Please be assured that your contribution will be put to good use to provide help to advance the arts right here in our community. Thank you for your consideration, continued support and the impact you have on our community.

Thank you,

Joseph Ferriero
Executive Director
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Thank you to everyone who continues to support our campaign! We are still collecting money on this campaign until March 25th. After that time please consider making a donation on our website.
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Hello All,
So, you may have noticed that we lost a large donation. It's not because the group wanted to pull their money - let me explain:
We were hoping to purchase an old church in Alberta, MN. Unfortunately we have been outbid for the church. Our goal was to raise $10,000 which would include the purchase and any fees associated with it. The bid has closely approached $10k and I didn't feel it was financially reasonable to put the theatre company into debt to purchase the building. The Alberta Improvement Co (donor of $2500) was giving us that donation to help improve the town of Alberta. I'm sure if we were to find another space in Alberta I could call them to help once again!
So, what will happen with our donations if we do not find a building? Your donations will go into a special account that will be used for 1 of two things:
1 - buy a new building
2 - help to pay rent on a performance space
We need to pay rent for spaces in order to keep our shows running. We have already paid and rented the High School for Princess Diana but we are planning a FULL season (3 shows or more) for next year and will need space to perform them.
Thank you for your continued support!

- Joe
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We are getting closer and closer to our goal! We are hoping to know this week if we are getting the building we REALLY want!

I will post donations from anyone who donates offline this week as they come in.

Thank you for your support!
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Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Created February 23, 2017
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