WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES IN THE PIE CHARTS?
Tuition - tuition payments for iSing season and summer programs Concert ticket sales - regular and premium price concert tickets iGive Annual Fund - giving campaign for direct support from families and friends of iSing Other Donations - corporate support, grants, program ads, funding for iSing@school Gala Benefit Concert & Auction - Gala Benefit Concert revenues, auction sales
Musical & Artistic - artistic staff salaries, guest artists fees, concert expenses, commissioned music, music purchases , recordings, instruments Administrative - rent, accounting and legal, credit card fees, web services, transportation Outreach & Scholarships - tuition assistance for iSing choirs, iSing@school, community outreach performances.
HOW DO I REQUEST A MATCHING GIFT THROUGH MY COMPANY?
Many companies in Silicon Valley offer matching gifts for charitable donations made by their employees. iSing is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is therefore is eligible for these corporate matching programs. Arranging a matching gift from your employer is a wonderful way to double your impact, and it usually only requires a few minutes of paperwork. Please check the "Corporate Match" box on your donation form and we will work with you to provide your company with all necessary documentation. As matching gifts come from a third party, they are not credited toward the employee’s iGive sponsorship level.
WHY SHOULD IGIVE BEYOND TUITION?
Tuition and concert ticket revenues cover the basics of our budget (72% of operating costs). But iSing's mission goes beyond that of a typical after-school choral program. We seek to “encourage girls to develop their potential as leaders, creators, and performers through music.” In addition to regular rehearsals with our outstanding choral directors, iSing singers learn from world class singers and songwriters, to work on interpreting original choral music, and perform in some of the best acoustic venues in Silicon Valley. The remaining costs of these amazing opportunities are met through ticket sales, ad sales, grants, and our iGive annual fund.
WHY DOESN’T ISING RAISE TUITION TO FUND THE GAP?
Keeping the tuition affordable for the majority of our families is critical to our goals of inclusivity and sustainability.
HOW MUCH DO WE NEED TO RAISE?
iSing needs to raise $90,000 this year through the iGive campaign, which encompasses the following efforts: annual fund drive in October and our Raise Your Glass Gala in April, which includes a live auction.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER SPONSORSHIP-LEVEL GIVING?
As a season sponsor, "iSing Change Makers" level and above, you are a champion of girls' leadership and artistry. In appreciation, iSing has curated a set of unique perks available to our sponsor-level donors. Please see the iGive donation page for more information.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL WAYS THAT I CAN SUPPORT ISING?
You can contribute to the continuing success of iSing in many ways:
Attend the iSing Gala in April 2019 Donate an auction item to the Gala Volunteer at a concert or other event Solicit or make a program ad order Buy premium seats for an iSing Concert Purchase iSing merchandise Tell a friend about iSing Support iSing with your Amazon purchases at smile.amazon.com
CAN I SPECIFY HOW MY GIFT IS USED?
If you have a desire to fund a particular program or event, we would love to talk with you. Please contact iSing at info @isingsv.com.