SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
or make your gift as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14.
It goes without saying, we’re walking through an unprecedented time. We are challenged and working daily to navigate our new normal like many of you. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused swift changes in the way we operate, how we serve, and our ability to help our friends, neighbors and clients. The Eisemann Center is closed to visitors until further notice and all events through May 17 have been canceled or postponed.
To put it simply, WE NEED YOU.
Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way and the Dallas Cowboys have teamed up to present North Texas Giving Tuesday Now on Tuesday May 5, 2020. This emergency campaign will give our community the chance to help us create, foster and sustain an environment of cultural diversity, educational enrichment and fulfilling experiences benefiting all who live and work within our community by providing critical funds.
Gifts made to the Eisemann Center Foundation help fund educational and artistically engaging experiences through the Eisemann Center Presents season. Eisemann Educates takes guest artists from the Eisemann Center stage, and places them into the community, to teach, inspire, and cultivate interest in the Arts.
Highlights from 2019-2020 Eisemann Educates community outreach activities are:
• After a week of outreach projects, that included on-site workshops at UT Dallas, keynote speaking engagements for The National Merit Scholar Dinner, the Nordic Choir and singing with the Dallas Street Choir; Mandy Harvey and Band performed an awe-inspiring concert, with the UT Dallas Choirs.
• Two new collaboration projects with the Richardson Public Library; the Fall and Spring Family Theatre Series Preview Party. Children of all ages, and their parents, participated in crafts and activities focusing on the 2019-2020 Eisemann Center Presents Family Theatre Series performances of Maddi''s Fridge produced by Holden Arts and Associates, Pete the Cat produced by TheaterWorksUSA, Judy Moody and Stink produced by ArtsPower, and Dog Man: The Musical, produced by TheaterWorksUSA.
• During the promotion of Eisemann Center Presents'' Maddi''s Fridge, the Eisemann Center organzied a food drive, benefiting of Network of Community Ministries, another local nonprofit that helps provide food to those who are experiencing food scarcity. Maddi''s Fridge is a children''s story by Louis Brandt that focuses on childhood hunger, and helping those in need.
• Creator of ChamberSoul, performing artist Shanna Tucker spent a week with high school students throughout all of Richardson Independent School District. Shanna encouraged students to never give up on their dreams and release the fear of rejection. She talked about her personal musical journey with the cello, and how she came to create a new form of improvisation and jazz music. Selected students got to rehearse, and record their performance singing "Everybody Hurts."
• Todd Mosby, from Todd Mosby and the New Horizon Ensemble, led an advanced jazz improvisation workshop, that was free and open to the public. The workshop was funded by a grant awarded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment Agency and the Texas Arts Commission.
GIVE! On May 5, visit www.northtexasgivingtuesdaynow.org and make a gift. You can even make a gift early, beginning as soon as tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14.
This emergency fundraising campaign is vital to the life of our organization. We hope we can count on you to join our community of supporters as we forge ahead to do the work our community needs.