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Townsend Opera’s Keep the Arts Alive

RIPON - Friends, keep the arts alive. The Townsend Opera Company (TOP) is a very strong and vibrant company and the board is wishing to keep it this way. All the board members are part of this board because they believe in this company, not for the status of being a board member. That is why we embark on this campaign. Each board member was asked to raise at least $2,000 and all the board members have stepped up and have done an incredible job. They have asked all their friends to donate $25 to $1,000, whatever they can afford to make amazing campaign succeed. We are only $15,000 away from accomplishing this goal. I ask anyone reading this to please step up and help us meet our goal.

Our goal was to raise $60,000 by February 1st. With your help, we are confident we can achieve our goal.

The Board of Directors of TOP embarked on this campaign because we believe the arts and in particular, opera is important to our community. Even if you are not an opera fan, the benefits of the arts in our community are very substantial:

  • Education in a variety of art forms
  • Opportunity for vocalists of the region to showcase their skills and passion for singing and performing live on stage
  • Exposure of students to a classic art form with the chance to engage and interact
  • Cultural draw for businesses and their personnel

The recent release of a 3-year study by the Gallup organization found that quality of life elements such as social offerings, openness, and aesthetics did more to build residents emotional bonds to their communities than anything else. And those communities with strong emotional bonds had a positive impact on the growth of GDP within those communities.

With a little less than one month left. we are asking those who have not yet contributed to please support our efforts through a tax deductible donation and the purchasing of tickets to see upcoming productions. No contribution is too small. Please rally with us to support our local opera company.

We need your support today!


Two ways you can contribute. Make your contributions payable to Townsend Opera Company and mail to my office at 809 Sylvan Ave, Suite 104, Modesto, CA 95350. Or call me at (209) 599-4324 and I’ll pick it up.

You can also contribute through PayPal at Townsend Opera’s website.

By the way, the upcoming production of "Romeo & Juliet" will be spectacular. The first show is Friday, January 28th. So if you haven’t purchased your tickets, make sure you do.

Thanks for all your considerations,

John Mangelos
Top Board member

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