This week, Bag&Baggage reached a remarkable milestone in our fundraising efforts for our new home.
With the announcement of a $30,000 grant award from the Oregon Community Foundation, we have raised just over $1.1 million towards the costs of our EVOLUTION Capital Campaign project.
That means that we have now successfully raised enough money to complete all of the “hard construction” interior renovations to our new home. Concrete, plumbing, new electrical systems, acoustical treatments, doors, and all of the other “bricks and mortar” components of the project are now 100% funded.
Thank you for helping to make that happen.
That means we have two final, smaller pieces of the puzzle remaining: theatrical technology and our working capital fund.
The costs for all of the theatrical technology we need is $180,000 and includes components of our lighting rig, theatrical furnishings such as drapers and curtains, theatrical lighting equipment, light and sound control systems…all of the things that make a theatre an actual theatre.
Construction begins on December 1st, and our contractors project a 5 month construction timeline. That means that all of the “bricks and mortar” work will be completed by the end of April or mid-May. It is at that point we would expect to begin installing the theatrical equipment and technology for our performance space.
The heavy lifting is done, but we still have quite a way to go. The sooner we can raise the final capital costs for the theatrical equipment, the sooner the building can open for events and rentals, generating new revenue for Bag&Baggage and helping us prepare for our first season in our new space.
We know you have already been incredibly generous with us and our project, but we are asking you to dig deep, yet again, and help us get this project 100% finished.
Three ways you can help RIGHT NOW:
1) If you have already made a gift, check with your employer to see if they have a “Matching Gift Policy.” You could double your donation without costing you an extra penny!
2) Consider getting your friends and love ones a “Baggage Claim”sponsored piece of luggage as a holiday gift! $150 will see their names permanently enshrined in our new building.
3) Make your gift a Challenge Gift! Challenge your friends, family, and co-workers to match your existing donation; so, if you have already given $100 to the campaign, ask 10 of your friends to do the same!
Thanks to you all for your support of Bag&Baggage. Together, we can make this dream a reality. Click here to donate now.
ps. Every donation we receive between now and December 31st is eligible for our HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY: every donation over $50 makes you eligible to win a beautiful gift basket full of scented candles from our friends at Stoked Wicks. Every donation over $75 gets you entered into a prize draw for tickets to a Hillsboro Hops game next summer with B&B actors at the private party deck, food and drinks included!