I have quietly reached out to a few friends of mine who have been willing to contribute sponsor funds for these concerts so that I might improve and maintain the high quality of artists we attract to these shows. And nothing is more disappointing to an artist than when the weather keeps away half of the expected audience of a house concert.
So -- when the snow flies, the roads ice up or conflicts occur, I always want our artists to be compensated for a fair night's work, regardless of our audience size. Thankfully, I have received a number of generous non-deductible sponsorship gifts from multiple friends and these gifts have helped me be sure our artists are compensated properly from donations when they perform at the Mansion.
I usually reach into my own pocket to buy dinner for these artists and I will occasionally offer my home to defray their overnight lodging expenses. But should the weather keep a lot of people away on a night of a show, these sponsor funds really help me offset lower than expected front-door donations.
If you or your company would like to make a non-tax-deductible donation to this concert series, I'd be pleased to post your name and/or your company on this website -- or I can make this as anonymous as you would like. My Paypal account is the best way to send this gift and know that no Paypal fees are removed from your gift.
I do not and will accept any proceeds from these concerts. Donations pay for the 55 rental chairs a few dollars are spent on bottled water and snacks. Otherwise, 100% of the front door donations are distributed to the artists on the night of the concerts. In calendar year 2016, I will begin the process for turning this Concert Series into a full-fledged non-profit organization in which donations would be charitable and tax-deductible. In the meantime, it's all on me and any help you might offer is appreciated.
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