The Annual Appeal helps support the Festival’s annual operating expenses. These include artists’ fees, travel, and housing; administrative expenses and professional compensation; venue expenses; publicity and print materials; and educational programs and community outreach events. You may donate to the Annual Appeal in a variety of ways. You may make a one-time cash gift or you may become a sustaining supporter by arranging an automatic gift on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis and receive a $5 discount on every ticket or $40 on every season pass you purchase for yourself. You may designate the GMF to receive a donation through your company’s Matching Gift Program. Or you may make a donation through your IRA or give a gift of appreciated stocks or other assets in consultation with your financial advisor. You may also consider giving a gift in memoriam. However you chose to support the Festival, it matters, whatever the size!