Children’s Theatre winner in Facebook fundraiser
The past few weeks, Facebook users have been getting a steady stream of messages from friends and not-for-profit organizations asking for clicks to support them in a campaign for a $25,000 grant from Chase’s Community Giving Program.
One Lexington group, Lexington Children’s Theatre, finished in the Top 100 of the national competition that ended Dec. 12. That means the theater will receive $25,000 and be in the running for round two of the Community Giving campaign where one winner will receive $1 million, five will receive $100,000 and some other awards will also be made. Chase is donating a total of $5 million through the campaign.
Lexington Children’s Theatre was the only Kentucky group on the list of 100 winners from 31 states. Eligible organizations had to be not-for-profit groups with operating budgets of $10 million or less that serve the general population.
For the second round of voting, which will be Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, groups will have to submit a proposal of what they would do with a $1 million grant that Facebook users will be able to read.
5 Responses to “Children’s Theatre winner in Facebook fundraiser”
Joe Tackett December 17th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
They deserve it. What a treasure Lexington has in LCT!!
A huge Thank You to the Lexington community and the many friends of LCT that voted in the First Round. We are truly grateful.
Please let me know if you are interested in joining our campaign for LCT to win $1 million dollars to serve the children of Kentucky! We need YOUR HELP to win $1 million from Chase on Facebook! Share your ideas for getting votes, mobilizing volunteers, reaching new networks, and building a strategy to win. There are 100 nonprofits that will compete from January 15-22. The grand prize is $1 million. The next 5 organizations win $100,000 each!
or email me at MMorris@lctonstage.org. It’s a very little time commitment on Facebook towards a GREAT CAUSE! Thanks so much! Happy holidays to you!
balagulatheatre December 18th, 2009 at 4:59 am
Become a fan of the Children’s Theatre on Facebook and help win second round!
This theatre deserves our support because it seeds much needed creativity, inspires and nurtures our youngest artists and gives us many reasons to be proud of the city we live in.
Lexington Children’s Theatre is a gold mine!!! After moving to Oklahoma this past summer I truly realized the value of what you guys do. I have yet to find someplace comparable to get Denver involved in theater here in OK. Thank you so much for teaching children (and adults) the joy of theatre, and for sharing it with the community!!! I even have people voting for you guys from out here!!! Good Luck on the next round!
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