Contributions to Fund-a-Need benefit the Elizabeth Avakian Scholarship Fund and SFGC's life-changing music education programs.
The San Francisco Girls Chorus believes that every girl, regardless of her family’s financial means, possesses the capacity and desire for success. Since its founding, SFGC has provided need-based scholarships to thousands of choristers, making possible their participation in the Chorus.
Each year, approximately one-third of choristers rely on financial assistance; the average scholarship awarded covers 67% of tuition; and 15% of scholarships awarded go to families living at or below the poverty line. Your philanthropic support through Fund-A-Need will advance the Chorus’s work to provide an exemplary music education for girls and young women and empower them with the skills, self-discipline, and confidence to succeed in music and in life.
What will your support do?
- $10,000 enables us to offer our incredible young women the unforgettable experience of performing in a leading San Francisco venue, such as Herbst Theatre or the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts!
- $5,000 provides full tuition scholarships for two choristers in Levels I, II, or III for an entire year of study - 38 transformative weeks!
- $2,500 sends three talented girls to summer music camp in Healdsburg for a week of study, performance, and development!
- $1,000 provides the Chorus with risers for one of our more than 25 public performances each year!
- $500 covers the purchase, alterations, and upkeep for one singer's uniform for the year
- $250 provides music theory books for 6 choristers
- $100 provides sheet music for choristers for a single song - this year's Holiday Concert at Davies, alone, included 31 incredible works!
Sailing On The Bay!
Opening Bid: $1,000
Herb Caen once said of San Francisco: "There are a thousand viewpoints in this viewtiful city." Enjoy a magical excursion and see San Francisco in a completely new way, aboard a 34-foot sailboat. You and a guest will spend two hours sailing the Bay and taking in breathtaking views you never knew existed. And while you're on the boat, you'll enjoy exquisite champagne and hors d'oeuvres!
- Sailing tour of San Francisco including (the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island??), as conditions permit
- Two-hour outing for 2 guests followed by champagne and hors d'oeuvres on the boat
Magnum of Bubbly and Special Dessert
Opening Bid: $250
Enhance your unforgettable evening with a magnum of champagne and upgraded dessert, which will be brought and served immediately for the winning bidder and their entire table!
- Roederer Estate Brut Cuvee sparkling, magnum (1.5L)
- Dessert upgrade for ten from The City Club
A Night at the Opera for two
Opening Bid: $500
Immerse yourself in an incredible production at the San Francisco Opera House! Select from Puccini's Tosca, Strauss's Arabella, Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life, or the ever-popular double bill, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci!
- Pre-Concert Dinner and Wine for Two at Patina
- Two Box Seats
- Private Backstage Tour of the Opera House
Week-Long Stay on The Spanish Coast
Opening Bid: $1,500
Get away, unwind, and call the sun-drenched Costa del Sol home for a week with this stay in a gorgeous ocean-front vacation residence.
Conduct at Davies Symphony Hall
Opening Bid: $1,000
Conduct at Davies—or sponsor a young conductor in her debut. An experience unlike any other, you'll take the podium at our 2018 Holiday Concert at Davies and lead 300 choristers (and 2,000 audience members) in performance of a holiday favorite song.
Conduct-At-Davies includes ten premium tickets in the Loge section, invitations for you and your guests to the intermission champagne reception, and a framed photo of you conducting for years of lasting memories. Whether or not you take the baton, take a bow onstage at Davies Symphony Hall and enjoy your moment in the spotlight!
- 15 minutes of fame!
- 10 premium seats in the Loge Section
- Framed photo of you leading the Chorus