Make a Dramatic Difference
We do the best we can with what we have, but a little extra support from our patrons goes a long way at Tipping Point! I want to update you on a few areas that could be tremendously impacted by your donation. If any of these areas interest you, or if you know someone that may be able to help us, please let me know - our ongoing success is dependent on the continued generosity of our patrons and your support of the arts!
Director of Development
Lighting Updates - Matching Grant
We have replaced our entire lighting system at the theatre with new, energy-efficient LED fixtures. This is an important step for us as it increases the quality of the shows, saves money and energy, and the new fixtures don't generate as much heat making for a more temperature controlled experience! Our previous equipment was already used when we bought it at opening 11 years ago, and it was well overdue for replacement.
We have been awarded a grant for $53,000 to complete this project, and it requires that we raise another $53,000 in matching funds to receive the money. This equipment is not inexpensive, but the grant and matching funds would cover the entirety of the project!
Lobby Updates - Sponsors
Just like our theatre, our lobby is 11 years old! Through the generous support of realtor Patti Mullen and Metro Cars, our lobby went through numerous renovations in 2018 to fix leaks, replace carpet, paint, and add pre-show seating for patrons. help manage the tremendous amount of sunlight that comes through our many, many windows! This project benefits our audiences and allow us to continue to enhance the overall theatre experience.
Are you noticing a trend in our giving requests? As a non-profit, we manage our funds extremely carefully and we're often working with equipment that we've stretched past its usual usage window. Many of our computers have outlived their best days, and we're looking for replacements - both laptops and desktops. Additionally, if you have a used ipad (any generation), we have use for it in our lighting and sound booth.
In our ongoing quest to manage our heating and cooling in the building, we're going to be converting to wifi thermostats (3 of them!). This will help us better control the climate in the theatre space during performances as well as optimize our energy use and lower our utility bills. A donation toward the cost of these thermostats would certainly impact the theatre and all of our audiences for years to come.
If you'd like to partner, sponsor or discuss a larger gift or planned giving, please contact
Director of Development, Dan Ferrara
(248) 347-0003 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org