Monday, December 13, 2010
A year-end gift helps us provide the highest quality performances and award winning arts education programs in our community. When you give to ASU Gammage, you are making our community a better place for everybody. Gifts can be designated to Education and Outreach, Military Family Ticket Fund, BEYOND Series Performances, Artist Residencies, Capital Improvements or General Operating. Just let us know where you want your gift to have an impact by telling us or making a note on your check.
Here are some gift ideas to consider:
GIFTS of CASH are the most convenient way to make a year-end gift. ASU Gammage accepts donations by cash, check or credit cards. Gifts can be made by mail, by phone or online at www.asugammage.com/support. If your employer has a matching gift program, your gift is worth even more.
GIFTS of STOCK may realize tax savings for you.
HONORARY and MEMORIAL GIFTS are thoughtful ways to show your appreciation for that special person and a unique gift for the person who has everything. We will acknowledge your recipient.
PLANNED GIFTS: Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts are great ways to make a charitable gift, receive significant tax deductions and tax advantaged income for the remainder of your or your beneficiary’s lives. ADVISED BEQUESTS ensure the long-term future of ASU Gammage.
ENDOWMENT GIFTS are a great way to provide an ongoing source of income for the care or financing of valuable programs or venue restoration and improvement. They create a perpetual stream of income that will help ASU Gammage continue a legacy of programs and services that have significant cultural impact on ASU students and the community. A named endowment fund is also a wonderful means of memorializing forever the memory of your wise philanthropy.
Whatever gift you choose, we thank you for thinking of ASU Gammage in your year-end giving plans.
For questions on making a year end gift to ASU Gammage, please contact Peter Means, Director of Development, at 480.965.6059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hey ASU Gammage -
Bringing my 15th Anniversary Holiday Concert to Tempe gives me the great
opportunity to spread the holiday spirit – even without snow!
Music brings people together, especially Christmas music. Sitting in a hushed
auditorium, as I play songs from “Greensleeves” to “The Gift”, I know that each
of you will be lost in your private thoughts. While you are enjoying the
concert, songs will stir up memories of Christmas past, and uplift the spirit of
There’s a renewed feeling in every holiday concert. I attribute that to my love
for collaboration. I’m grateful to work with such talented guests who stimulate
my creativity, and enhance every performance. Joining me this year are my good
friends, singer Anne Cochran, Mark Masri and electric violinist Tracy Silverman.
Anne and Tracy have been with me since the 1998 holiday tour. We become a
family on the road, spending every day and night together for over a month, and
traveling across the country on a tour bus. Anne and I have been friends since
we went to high school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Her rich soulful voice adds a
new dimension to the Christmas songs you’ve been loved for years. You’ll be
amazed by the eclectic sound Tracy creates on his bright yellow violin.
I know you’ll enjoy celebrating with us. From the warmth and nostalgia of
“Brickman-ized” classic hymns and carols, to the joyful contemporary holiday
favorites, the festive holiday atmosphere radiates through the theatre, and
spreads into the streets.
Monday, November 15, 2010
My name is Carly Tamer and I also play Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, coming to ASU Gammage, November 17-21. I am in fourth grade and I am nine-years-old. I am so thrilled to be part of this great Christmas show! We rehearsed in New York City and had a blast working together. The cast and crew are such a talented bunch and we have quickly become a family of Whos!
I actually saw Whoville come alive as we danced and sang our hearts out. The song "Whatchamawho" is particularly fun to perform because the dancing is crazy and fast and just about the whole cast is in it. We use some very unusual Who toys and props! I can’t wait to bring it to Gammage and for you guys to see it for yourselves!
I remember when I got to see Stefan Karl in full makeup as the Grinch for the very first time -- my jaw really did drop! He became even more Grinchlike! He may seem scary at first, but as you’ll see in the show, Cindy Lou Who makes his heart grow and change. While performing is extraordinarily fun, there is still other work to do for the kids. We have school each day with our fabulous tutor April. In addition to our schoolwork, she plans field trips for us in each city we go to. I can’t wait to see where we go in Tempe. I have heard so many wonderful things about Gammage and how pretty the campus and city are.
Keep an eye out for a bunch of Whos around town. You’ll notice us by the way we walk and talk! “Whoooooo!”