Double Your Donation This Holiday Season!
Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $75,000 Challenge Grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation to increase individual donor support. The Challenge launched on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy, and runs through Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
The Newman's Own Challenge Grant will help the Playhouse build long-term organizational capacity and stability, increasing awareness of the Playhouse’s role as an important nonprofit cultural resource, and inspiring loyal patrons to invest beyond the price of a ticket.
“The generosity of Paul Newman - and of course, his wife and Playhouse former artistic director Joanne Woodward - have been instrumental in creating the Playhouse as it exists today,” said Michael Ross, Playhouse managing director. “We are honored to partner with the Newman’s Own Foundation in realizing Paul’s vision of encouraging philanthropy. We’re grateful that so many in our community have a deep love for this theater, and hope that friends from throughout the region will take advantage of this dollar-for-dollar match.”
With only one-third of the non-profit’s operating costs paid for via ticket sales, the Playhouse hopes the Challenge will inspire audiences, and particularly subscribers, to invest in the theater’s mission.
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