Spring Appeal

spring March 2020 gazebo gardenDear Friend of Apple Hill,

Apple Hill, now in its 50th year, has weathered recessions and natural disasters—but never have we seen, nor do we know, the effects of what the entire world now faces.

Apple Hill’s strength is the mission at its core: community building and connection, taught through the skills of chamber music—being sensitive and flexible, watching, listening, taking risks, and adjusting within a group. As musicians, we learn to trust each other in ways that transcend boundaries each of us encounters. These skills are invaluable as we go forward.

Our calendar tells us that now is the time to send out our Spring Appeal. One third of our annual donations are received between the months of March and August. For decades, we have managed our finances knowing that we could count on the generosity of those who care greatly about Apple Hill.

We now find ourselves in a deeply precarious position. With the uncertainties of gatherings and travel, we are losing significant tuition and ticket revenue in these months. As we work together to define a new realm of normalcy, we need to reach our goal, and then some. We ask you, our loyal friends, to join with us so that we may pay our beloved Apple Hill String Quartet and the entire dedicated office staff (now all on a reduced salary and schedule) and proceed with necessary improvements to our facilities (currently on hold), as we adapt to continuing our mission.

At Apple Hill, we celebrate gifts in any amount (yes, we jump up and down when donations come through the door), and we use them effectively and wisely. We look forward to the next opportunity to share live music-making with our friends around the globe, and to being able to impact many more lives through our programs.

We respect your personal situation and offer a variety of flexible giving methods to suit your convenience and ability. Go to applehill.org/give. Your gift today will help Apple Hill make it to the other side of its 50th anniversary year for another great, long stretch.

With gratitude and well wishes,

Lenny Matczynski                                                                            Apple Hill String Quartet
Director                                                                                              Co-Artistic Directors

Rebecca A. Sayles                                                                              Glenn Galloway
Development Officer                                                                         President, Board of Trustees

P.S. Please consider a monthly donation in any amount by becoming a Sostenuto Society member. These recurring gifts provide critical sustaining support to Apple Hill. Go to applehill.org/give. All gifts may be made online or by mail.

 

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