With the continuing health and financial crisis we are having at this time, we have received a number of heart-wrenching notes from long-time listeners and supporters explaining how and why they can no longer afford even the Bronze membership level of support.
Some have had to rely on fixed incomes (one poignant note from a supporter asked if we could move his monthly contribution to the day after his small check arrives), and many have lost jobs (another long-time member first lost her job, then her son got a gift membership for her, then he in turn lost his work as well).
It struck us that for those who could, as we have asked for and received so generously with the ongoing Preservation Project, we could propose this:
A Sponsorship Fund for those who want to hear our programs again but cannot afford it.
Currently, a Bronze membership is $36 a year, and three would be worth $118. I think a fair proposal would be to make three Bronze memberships available for those who want them at the $100 level.
We have so many fixed costs to make this program available that this is a sacrifice, if small.
So, for your $100 contribution, we can offer three Bronze memberships that will be ongoing.
Naturally, while we are keeping an internal list of these very touching notes from our wonderful but struggling supporters, these gifts will be confidential.
Also, if you are one of the many who had been actively supporting the program but who had to cancel for hardship reasons, do let us know, so we can add your name (confidentially) as well.
It seems appropriate to do this at this season, and we continue to thank you all so very much for your great generosity over the years.
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