Loveland, Ohio – You can help the Loveland Stage Company win up to $100,000 for a capital improvement to their HVAC system. The Gannet Foundation is teaming up with A Community Thrives and MightyCause.com to sponsor a four-week fundraising campaign.
As a small non-profit, LSC needs to raise at least $3000 to qualify to win the $100,000 grant.
Their HVAC system is now on life support with ongoing fixes and repairs ($3,000 in 2020) needed to keep it running. The rooftop unit currently resides directly over the audience area creating distracting noises when the system runs; they’re targeting a new location for the replacement unit to eliminate this problem. Relocation also opens other possibilities for improvement of the 1939-vintage theater building, such as installing a catwalk to provide a safer work environment for volunteers who currently use tall ladders to reach rafter-level sound and lighting equipment. Ambiance is such a critical part of enjoying the performing arts, in addition to pleasant temperatures during those performances.
The estimated cost of a new HVAC system is $106,500 — but the project must begin with a detailed engineering study to determine the feasibility and logistics of relocating the HVAC unit and subsequent sound attenuation capabilities. The fundraising is targeted to cover the cost of an engineering study (estimated $5,000) and documentation that will be submitted to the Loveland Building and Zoning Department for approval before the project can begin.
Here’s how you can help: Donate to LSC using the links below or the QR code above. You will be taken to a special fundraising page, hosted by MightyCause (similar to the GoFundMe site).
USING THIS WEBSITE IS THE ONLY WAY THAT YOUR DONATION COUNTS TOWARDS THE GRANT AWARD.
The goal is to raise at least $5000. That amount will get the improvements started, even if the big grant eludes them.
Increasing the Chances of LSC Winning:
Each “unique” contribution scores bonus points towards earning the large Grant money.
Two donations of $25, each using separate emails, are ranked higher than if one person gives $50.
Please take an extra moment and ask each member of your family to give something ($5 minimum). Any amount helps, as long as it uses a different email.
Four Weeks to Act!
All funds must be raised in the four weeks from July 19th – August 14th
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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE LOVELAND STAGE COMPANY!