Bill Pickersgill

Raising Money for Masquers Theater
  • My Goal:
  • $1,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $723
  • # of Donations:
  • 14
$723 of $1000 goal
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Dear friends and family,

I am excited to be singing with the Sing for America Chorus this year.  Sing for America (SFA) is a not-for-profit organization that helps people raise funds through singing. Last year, the SFA Chorus raised over $125,000.

2013 SFA Chorus ConcertOver a 10-week period, I'll be rehearsing to perform in a big concert to be held on April 9, 2017This year's show will celebrate the 70s--the 1770s, 1870s, and 1970s.  We'll feature wonderful range of music from Mozart to Bizet to Gilbert & Sullivan to Sondheim to Queen. Now that's a lineup you don't see every day!

Unlike other organizations, SFA allows their members to direct where their contributions go.  I'll be raising money to help support Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond, CA. Buffy and I both live in Point Richmond and we were excited that our historic, 2 block downtown housed it's own theater!  EVERY city, no matter how small, needs an artistic center - will you help us preserve ours?

Masquers has been hard at work searching for solutions to the structural problems that shut our theater. This beautiful, one-hundred-year-old building betrayed its age through a cracked support beam which made it obvious that a quick fix wasn’t going to make the theater safe and comfortable for the audience, nor its performers. Working with a local architectural firm,  Masquers now has a set of plans for bringing the theater up to current standards. The goal is to re-open the theater in January 2018. Between now and then, they expect to:

  • Complete a substantial seismic reinforcement of our brick building and repair the cracked beam
  • Comply with all ADA mandated requirements
  • Create a gender neutral wheelchair accessible restroom
  • Add wheelchair and designated companion seating
  • Improve fire exits and upgrade our electrical systems

In the mean time, Masquers has already received some significant donations from members. Some of our sister theaters are dedicating fundraising performances while local businesses are providing in-kind services worth tens of thousands of dollars. In addition, local foundations have pledged to support our efforts through grants. Buffy and I want to be part of this effort.

Please help me support Masquers Playhouse and the Sing for America Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation above.  The process is fast, easy, and secure.

You may buy tickets for the April 9 concert by following this link. Make sure you enter my Coupon Code SFA109 for a $10 discount. Half of the ticket price goes directly to Masquers Playhouse!

Even if you can't make a donation or buy tickets, please help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter. Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to this page.

Thanks so much for your generosity!

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BIll Pickersgill is fundraising for Sing for America 2017 benefiting Sing for America Foundation.

Dear friends and family,

I am excited to be singing with the Sing for America Chorus this year.  Sing for America (SFA) is a not-for-profit organization that helps people raise funds through singing. Last year, the SFA Chorus raised over $125,000.

2013 SFA Chorus ConcertOver a 10-week period, I'll be rehearsing to perform in a big concert to be held on April 9, 2017This year's show will celebrate the 70s--the 1770s, 1870s, and 1970s.  We'll feature wonderful range of music from Mozart to Bizet to Gilbert & Sullivan to Sondheim to Queen. Now that's a lineup you don't see every day!

Unlike other organizations, SFA allows their members to direct where their contributions go.  I'll be raising money to help support Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond, CA. Buffy and I both live in Point Richmond and we were excited that our historic, 2 block downtown housed it's own theater!  EVERY city, no matter how small, needs an artistic center - will you help us preserve ours?

Masquers has been hard at work searching for solutions to the structural problems that shut our theater. This beautiful, one-hundred-year-old building betrayed its age through a cracked support beam which made it obvious that a quick fix wasn’t going to make the theater safe and comfortable for the audience, nor its performers. Working with a local architectural firm,  Masquers now has a set of plans for bringing the theater up to current standards. The goal is to re-open the theater in January 2018. Between now and then, they expect to:

  • Complete a substantial seismic reinforcement of our brick building and repair the cracked beam
  • Comply with all ADA mandated requirements
  • Create a gender neutral wheelchair accessible restroom
  • Add wheelchair and designated companion seating
  • Improve fire exits and upgrade our electrical systems

In the mean time, Masquers has already received some significant donations from members. Some of our sister theaters are dedicating fundraising performances while local businesses are providing in-kind services worth tens of thousands of dollars. In addition, local foundations have pledged to support our efforts through grants. Buffy and I want to be part of this effort.

Please help me support Masquers Playhouse and the Sing for America Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation above.  The process is fast, easy, and secure.

You may buy tickets for the April 9 concert by following this link. Make sure you enter my Coupon Code SFA109 for a $10 discount. Half of the ticket price goes directly to Masquers Playhouse!

Even if you can't make a donation or buy tickets, please help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter. Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to this page.

Thanks so much for your generosity!

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Sing for America 2017

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Sing for America Foundation

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