By Mona Christensen, Executive Director The Steve and Jackie Kane Chair
In the radiant spirit of the season, we are thankful for you!
Your vote of confidence formed the foundation for an awe-inspiring year as we reimagined Birch Creek during this transitional season. Many of you joined us as students and faculty shined brilliantly, performing once again for Birch Creek concertgoers. You shared our joy, in person or from a distance, as we performed outdoors for many of our Door County concerts. Thank you for your commitment in supporting Birch Creek so we could fulfill our mission.
“Birch Creek healed our family.” In the summer of 2021, families shared how learning and performing at Birch Creek brought light into their lives following the dark months of Covid isolation, which eliminated rehearsals, shut down performances and enhanced the profound difficulties of being a musician. At Birch Creek, students thrived. They shined brightly as faculty and counselors provided the mentoring support they needed to succeed as musicians and as people. Many students, families and faculty shared tears of happiness and expressions of love as they departed from this idyllic campus at the end of their session. We saw again the impact Birch Creek has on students and families.
We cannot offer life-changing experiences without you! Would you help us as we finish this year on a bright path toward a full capacity 2022 season? The Play It Forward Annual Fund is our fund used for operational expenses and is the fund that bridges the gap between tuition paid by families and the true cost of program delivery—a $2,760 difference per student. Your Play It Forward gift is an investment in a bright future for all of our Birch Creek students.
We appreciate your support and are grateful for your generous gift of any amount. On behalf of everyone at Birch Creek, we wish you a bright and radiant holiday season.