S U P P O R T
Bridge to Growth 2023
The heart of St. Croix Valley Opera lies in our dedication to our community. Our number one goal is to bring Opera in all of its rich forms to that community through creative programming and educational opportunities.
With St. Croix Valley Opera's 2023 "Bridge to Growth" fundraising campaign during the month of November, we hope to raise a total of $15,000 to help us move into the 2024 season with the financial momentum to accomplish our goals. Our future lies ahead of us now – and we have marvelous plans for it – including a full summer of activities in 2024 which consists of our Figaro for Kids in-school tour, Summer Vocal Institute, Opera on the River 2024 Vocal Competition, Opera on the River 2024 Performing Arts Fair, and our flagship event; Opera on the River 2024 Grand Concert, just to name a few.
But wait! There's more! At the heart of our annual "Bridge to Growth" fundraising campaign is our "By Special Request" fundraising concert. This is an event where our co-founders, Megan Wagner and Obed Floan invite artists from the current season to join them on stage and perform YOUR requests. The request line opens in October to give you time to think of your perfect request from the standard repertoire for a modest donation of $50 or more, then the artists assemble a program from YOUR requests and perform them for you in November. This year's concert is set for November 11th!
To participate: Click on the event banner graphic above now to place your request before the October 20th deadline, and purchase your tickets to attend the "By Special Request" Fundraising Concert to hear your request performed!
If you support SCVO with a donation in any amount during our November "Bridge to Growth" Celebration Campaign, including your contributions to the "By Special Request" fundraising concert, you will be added to our exclusive VIP list, which gives you access to special events, our heartfelt gratitude, and the knowledge you are a part of growing something special in the St. Croix Valley community - and beyond!
Make a Donation Now:
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St. Croix Valley Opera
PO Box 2300
Stillwater, MN 55082
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F R I E N D S O F
Friends of SCVO is our recurring monthly giving program. As a Friend, you can partner with SCVO in providing a financially stable future for our ongoing operating budget, educational programming, and capital expenses.
Our operational foundation is KEY in sustaining the incredible growth that SCVO has experienced during the past several years.
The "Friends of St. Croix Valley Opera Program" provides integral year-round support that allows us to meet our goals.
Here are a few of SCVO’s Operational/Educational/Capital Goals for our 2023 season:
• to upgrade our livestreaming technology to support large online events, classes, and concerts (March 2023)
• to acquire the resources and certifications necessary to launch SCVO’s formal education programs for emerging vocal artists (June 2023)
• and to operate in a fiscally responsible way regarding SCVO’s ongoing monthly vendor, contractor, digital, and employment expenses.
Become a Friend of SCVO TODAY with a recurring monthly donation of $15 or more and receive these great season benefits:
• First notification of events and concert tickets
• VIP discount codes and/or seating with select concerts, both online and in-person
• Special ‘behind the scenes’ interviews with artists and performers
• A personalized thank you from our founders, Obed and Megan and more…
We have plans in place for continued value for our Friends of SCVO; there will be future surprises to come! Remember, any donor who gives during the month of November for our “Bridge to Growth” Celebration Campaign will be added to our exclusive VIP list which gives you access to special events, our heartfelt gratitude, and the knowledge you are a part of growing something special in the St. Croix Valley community - and beyond!
Thank you for becoming a Friend of SCVO—we look forward to our partnership over the next few years!