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August 24, 2010

Area charities to benefit from SCP’s “Music for a Cause”

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic is announcing a new program that will create partnerships with seven area charities during the “Face the Music” 2010/2011 Masterworks Series

“Music for a Cause” is an initiative that allows the SCP to help a diverse group of seven fellow non-profit organizations raise money and awareness for their causes. Each charity is assigned a specific Masterworks concert during the 2010/2011 season during which the SCP will partner with that charity for co-promotion purposes.

The SCP will offer each partnering charity the option to sell SCP tickets to its stakeholders, with the SCP donating 75% of the face value of each ticket to the charity. Volunteers for the charities will be able to staff information booths at their assigned Masterworks Series concert, at which time they can provide information about their causes to SCP patrons.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to help charities in our area advance their worthwhile causes. As a non-profit organization ourselves, such partnerships enable us to share more about the beneficial work non-profits do in our community,” said SCP Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger.

Charities for the first year of the “Music for a Cause” program were selected by SCP staff, many because of personal connections to a charity’s cause. The seven charities and the concert dates assigned to them are:

  • Sept. 16, 2010:  Alzheimer’s Association – S.C. Chapter
  • Oct. 16, 2010:  Children’s Chance
  • Nov. 13, 2010:  Celebrate Freedom Foundation
  • Jan. 15, 2011:  AIDS Benefit Foundation of S.C.
  • Feb. 12, 2011:  Pawmetto Lifeline (formerly Project Pet)
  • April 2, 2011:  Harvest Hope (as part of the annual Orchestras Feeding America food drive)
  • April 30, 2011:  Keep the Midlands Beautiful

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jason Rapp, Communications Director
South Carolina Philharmonic
721 Lady Street, Suite B, Columbia SC 29201
(P) 803.771.7937   (F) 803.771.0268
E-Mail: JasonRapp@SCPhilharmonic.com
Web: www.SCPhilharmonic.com 

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