We did it...with 2 hours to spare!
It's not that we want to stop you if you'd still like to make a contribution to the project--feel free to push us a little further along the road (after all, this is just our initial fundraiser and we still are planning to raise another $10,000 before opening night). .. but the good news is, we made it happen tonight!
We raised $10,000 (plus a little) to launch our Fall 2011 performances of Becoming Julia Morgan! Thanks to YOU--every gift from $5 to $1,000--we are able to start signing contracts, hiring costume, set and lighting designers, and moving forward with our publicity and marketing. You made this happen....
And we very much look forward to seeing you at a show this fall! We'll let you know when tickets go on pre-sale for our supporters. And we'll look forward to helping you claim your rewards, especially those reserved tickets we promised.
Thank you for believing in the project. Thank you for believing in Julia Morgan's legacy. And thank you for helping us share her legacy with new audiences this year.
As part of a huge expression of appreciation and gratitude from the four of us of The Julia Morgan Project, we share this--
In 1929, Morgan was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, in 1929. One of the few honors she accepted, the degree states:
Distinguished alumna of the University of California; Artist and Engineer;
Designer of simple dwellings and stately homes, of great buildings nobly
planned to further the centralized activities of her fellow citizens;
Architect in whose works harmony and admirable proportions Bring Pleasure to the eye and peace to the mind.
From us to you: May your life be full of things that bring pleasure to the eye and peace to the mind.
With deepest appreciation,
Janis, Barbara, Belinda and Sabrina
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Jun 28, 2011 - Aug 16, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
Feeling good about helping us get off the ground again and a personal thank you postcard from the Julia Morgan Project team, designed just for us.
Pledge $15 or more
Feeling good, a personal thank you postcard, and an invitation to tour the Berkeley City Club in September or October 2011.
Pledge $25 or more
All the above, plus full color postcard from last year's hit run, signed by playwright Belinda Taylor, director Barbara Oliver, and graphic artist Helene Goldberg.
Pledge $50 or more
Same as above, plus $5 voucher for refreshments at any performance of Becoming Julia Morgan at the Berkeley City Club and acknowledgement on our website.
Pledge $75 or more
The above, plus sale opportunity to buy tickets to most shows at the Berkeley City Club (except opening night and special gala performances) 48 hours before the general public.
Pledge $100 or more
The above, plus listing in the program as a Julia Morgan fan.
Pledge $250 or more
All the above, plus one free ticket (space available) to any show after opening night at the Berkeley City Club, and a signed poster from the new production.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
All the above, plus two tickets to Opening Night at the Berkeley City Club, and the champagne party afterward.
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
All the above, plus listed as Producer on program and website, invitation to attend an open rehearsal and Q&A with playwright, director and actors.
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
All the above, plus an autographed copy of the script and lunch for two with the playwright, director and lead actress at the Berkeley City Club during the run of the show.