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It’s not too late to have your donation to Northwest Folklife count towards your tax deductions for 2010. Donate online (click here) by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 31st or send a check to Northwest Folklife at 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington 98109. Please date your check for December 31, 2010 or before, and ensure the carrier envelope is postmarked in 2010. We will send you a gift receipt for your records the first week of January.
Northwest Folklife can also accept your gift of stock or securities. The information for direct transfer is: Charles Schwab DTC #0164 Code 40, Northwest Folklife Account #4158-7442. Transactions must be completed by December 31st in order to qualify for a tax deduction in 2010.
Even if you don’t itemize, there are many reasons to support Folklife! Your support makes it possible for our small non-profit organization to produce the largest celebration of community arts and culture in the United States and offer it at no cost to the Pacific Northwest community. We’ll be revealing more information about our 40th Festival in the coming months, and we hope you are as excited as we are. For more information about all the ways you can support Folklife, please click here.
From all of us here at Northwest Folklife, Happy New Year!
Get ready to rock as we roll into the holiday season!
With November already here and December just around the corner, several things come to mind: turkey (duh), black Friday, Starbucks’s red holiday cups, an unusually snowy winter, and my personal favorite, A Night for Folklife events.
Put your party hats on because these next few weeks Northwest Folklife’s fundraising event line-up delivers great entertainment sure to put you in a merry mood!
Join us and the various communities we work with to celebrate the cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest in a fun and festive atmosphere. From Balkan and square dancing to house parties and live concerts at local venues, our friends have pooled together to produce Folklife fundraisers truly representative of the Northwest and our organization.
Some of these fundraisers consist of a ticketed event, a ‘pass the hat’, or a suggested donation but ALL events help benefit the production of the 40th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2011.
Also at A Night for Folklife events, we are selling memberships to our Friends of Folklife program. Don’t miss out on the special rate of $40 in honor of our 40th Festival, this May*. By becoming a member you receive several benefits including a Festival t-shirt, the latest copy of the Roots & Branches CD and a Festival store discount.
Wondering when and where all these events are? Check them out right here!
* New members only.
With the 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival just behind us, we’re already looking forward to 2011—our 40th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we’re beginning work on our next Cultural Focus: Northwest Stories, which will document and present the stories of people who live in the Pacific Northwest. And we need your help to bring this focus to life! Tell us what Folklife means to you. Do you have a favorite Festival memory? What was the first year you joined us at Seattle Center over Memorial Day Weekend? Did you meet someone special at Folklife? We’ll share these stories throughout the year and at the 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival, May 27-30.
Here’s how to participate:
Check back here as we post some of your Northwest Stories, and keep celebrating Folklife all year long!
May might be months from now, but it will get here sooner than we know it. At Folklife we are already preparing for the Festival, so naturally the excitement is already building around here.
January is one of my favorite times of the year because I start thinking about all the fun things to do at the Folklife Festival and reminiscing about past experiences. That’s why I wanted to post this picture taken by Piper Hanson:
It’s impossible to capture all that the Festival represents in one image, but this photo does a pretty good job. To me, Folklife is all about the little moments: discovering a new performer, enjoying lemonade and sitting in the sun, or joining in with the dancers at the Fountain Lawn stage.
Can’t wait to see all of you at the Festival!