Dear Shakespeare Theatre Friend,
A few years back a group of Yale graduate students conducted a research study on the economic impact of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey on our region and the results were impressive - between $7.9 and $12 million annually, with a $5.7 million impact on the Madison area alone. I wish there was as definitive a way to measure the impact of art on the human heart, something I witness each and every day at the Theatre. Whether it is the excitement at the Outdoor Stage on a summer night, the beauty and artistry of classics on the Main Stage, or witnessing a student experience Shakespeare for the very first time, we bring far more than just dollars and jobs to the community - we inspire.
In 2016, we celebrate the 20th season of Shakespeare LIVE!, our flagship educational touring program and the 15th season of the Outdoor Stage. These two tremendous milestones simply would not have been possible without the support of loyal friends like you. Bringing world class productions and innovative education programs to life is a constant financial struggle for our staff, artists and dedicated volunteers. Because we endeavor to approach you directly for support only once a year, this annual appeal is absolutely critical to our existence. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated and go to support our work both on stage and in the community.
Please give as generously as you can so that we can continue to give you exemplary and thought-provoking theatre, as well as inspire the next generation through our many education and outreach programs.
With deepest gratitude,
Bonnie J. Monte
Please contribute today!
P.S. We are pleased to introduce new donor benefits in recognition of your stalwart support. Specific giving levels will provide access to our exclusive "TREEHOUSE" PATRONS LOUNGE at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Debuting in the spring of 2017, qualified patrons can enjoy complimentary beverages and relax in an elegant setting before the show and during intermission.
P.P.S. In early 2017, we will engage in the public launch of Act II: The Legacy Project to fully acquire and finish renovating our support and education facility in Florham Park. We look forward to sharing this exciting Campaign with you early next year.
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