Dear Trustus Fans and Supporters,
When Kay and Jim Thigpen founded Trustus Theatre in 1985, they never knew that this organization would grow into an award-winning $600,000 enterprise that is renowned as an essential cultural institution here in South Carolina. When we began our 35th Anniversary Season in September, we never expected that a global pandemic would halt operations and make it necessary to cancel over half of our programming which could eventually result in the loss of over 60% of our projected earned income this season.
While that may sound grim, the underlying strength of Trustus has always been the constant energized efforts of YOU: our fans and supporters. With your help, Trustus will see it through this pandemic and return to bringing you some of the best theatre in South Carolina.
Tuesday May 5th, 2020 is MIDLANDS GIVES — and Trustus is once again participating and in need of your support. This annual event brings philanthropic folks together through a massive day of giving that supports some of your favorite non-profits in the Midlands. We hope you’ll remember all of the great times you’ve had at Trustus in the past years, and help us reach our $10,000 goal on Tuesday.
We’re hoping that 100 fans will donate $100 during Midlands Gives, so that we can reach our $10,000 goal. To donate, please visit www.midlandsgives.com/trustustheatre and click the green “DONATE NOW” button. The process is easy, quick, and deeply meaningful to our Trustus family.
If you’re able to help us beyond your gracious contribution, you can become part of the Trustus Army during Midlands Gives by sharing our social media posts on Tuesday or contacting friends and colleagues directly and asking for their support.
Due to many generous corporate contributions to Midlands Gives, participating organizations are eligible to win bonus funding awards. So when you contribute, you could be the magic donor who helps us unlock a prize.
Also, if any of you would like to provide a matching donation to drum up competitive giving during MIDLANDS GIVES – please contact me directly at [email protected] before 5pm on May 1st.
We’ll keep you updated during the day on our progress, so we hope you’ll keep checking in with us on our social platforms.
In the meantime, we hope you stay well and safe. We remain deeply grateful for your continued support.
Producing Artistic Director