Encore!  Encore!  Our Lotus artists heard this refrain over and over from 12,000 Festival patrons who didn’t want the music to end.  And we hear this call year-round, from the thousands of people served by our mission – students, families, teachers, social-service agencies, at-risk youth, and participants of all ages, lifestyles, and incomes – who look to Lotus for up-close experiences of global cultures, for diverse artists in our schools and our streets, and for access to the arts as a window into the world.

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The Festival was a great success, but Festival tickets only provide 50% of the support Lotus needs to keep these programs alive.  Can you help us keep the music playing with a Friends of Lotus donation?

Friends of Lotus can now join our Encore Circle with a sustaining gift. The Encore Circle is an exciting new option for your Lotus giving, with monthly contributions that ensure consistent, dependable support for the Lotus mission. 

Simplify your life: Encore gifts automatically transfer each month.  Enjoy easy set-up on a credit card with our website or the enclosed card, or create an EFT directly through your bank. 

Budget for a bigger impact: It adds up!  Encore donors often find it possible to give more with monthly giving than they can with a single check. And increasing your monthly gift just a few dollars each year helps us keep up with rising costs. 

Invest in more Lotus: Automatic, recurring gifts reduce administrative costs and put more dollars directly into world-class programs.

I love being an Encore donor because it connects the impact of the Lotus mission to moments in my everyday life.  For the cost of a few cups of coffee each week, I can choose to see a child’s eyes grow wide with the beauty of a voice, a dance, an instrument from the other side of the globe.  Instead of a restaurant lunch, I can choose to build a tent that builds bridges across oceans, one note at a time.  By making small, conscious choices, I can help Lotus make a difference through initiatives like Lotus Blossoms K-12 educational outreach, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, summer visual-arts workshops, the free Lotus in the Park, and more. 

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Won’t you join me in sustaining Lotus all year long?

Whether you give monthly or annually as a Friend of Lotus, your tax-deductible contribution truly makes Lotus outreach possible.  Thank you for creating another year of Lotus encores!

Sincerely,

Sunni Fass

Executive Director

P.S. Our Festival report is now online!  Find 2015 impact details and tons of photos at lotusfest.org, or share YOUR Lotus moments on social media using #LotusFest2015. 

Photo Credits:  Benedict Jones, Daniel Axler, Andrew Collins