Now in our 21th performance season, the 1794 Meetinghouse remains a place of entertainment, culture, and education. Most of our programming is made possible through the generous and deeply appreciated gifts of many donors. These include individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other local cultural councils from area communities. With continuing fiscal challenges, these financial commitments are essential. There are various ways to donate to 1794 Meetinghouse and the Performing Arts.
Contributions are absolutely critical to fulfilling the Meetinghouse’s mission. As a Massachusetts Historical Landmark, the 1794 Meetinghouse receives no direct federal or state appropriations for the operation and maintenance of the building. And because state and national arts endowments are taking major financial hits year after year, only a small portion of our funding that goes toward the Center’s ambitious performances or educational activities is now derived from state or regional cultural councils and foundations. Event ticket sales and other earned income cannot completely cover the costs of underwriting the Center’s numerous programs. Only private funds can make our programs possible.
Your generous donation:
This season our goal is to have all concerts sponsored or underwritten by individuals, businesses, groups or organizations. However, each year there is a need for additional concert sponsors and underwriters. Sponsors and underwriters enjoy numerous benefits, including:
In addition, individuals and businesses can underwrite such projects as concert tickets, ticket envelopes, with their name or logo printed on the item, the printing of our season’s program book. Underwriting our program book's printing and production costs devotes the entire first page to the underwriter.
Fundraising events play an important role in the overall health and well-being of our organization. By hosting a fundraising event for the 1794 Meetinghouse, you can help raise awareness and give your friends, family, and colleagues an opportunity to contribute to, and make a difference in local arts and social activity.
A fundraiser can be as simple as a donation canister, a garage or bake sale, a cocktail party or BBQ at your home, or as complex as an auction, a golf event, an art show or a parlor concert. Other ideas are listed below:
It can be dedicated to the memory of a loved one or in honor of someone’s accomplishments. It is an amazing and rewarding thing to be able to turn a simple event or project into a successful fundraising effort. It forges relationships, both working and personal, while helping the community grow and flourish through the arts.
Find out more about our various Giving, Underwriting and Fundraising Opportunities:
1794 Meetinghouse receives a portion of our funding through a grant from
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
We'd Like to Thank our
2013 Season Sponsor
WJDF 97.3 FM
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