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The Annual Appeal

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!