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!
Magnum of Bubbly and Special Dessert
Kick off the auction with a treat exclusively for your table! Toast the evening with a magnum of champagne, served chilled at your table, accompanied by exquisite opera cake, both of which will be brought immediately following your winning bid.
Magnum of Champagne
Opera cake dessert for winning bidder’s table
Exclusive Pixar Animation Studios Tour
Get behind-the-scenes access to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville! You and seven guests will be treated to an executive-level tour led by Jay Ward, Cars Creative Director and Legacy Guardian. Perfect for the Pixar mega-fan, automotive enthusiast, or aspiring filmmaker!
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Getaway (Ashland, OR)
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a wine and culture-filled week in Ashland, Oregon. You’ll enjoy a seven-night stay for two in a centrally-located vacation bungalow, round-trip airfare for two, and tickets to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Britt Music Festival performances of your choice!
A 7-night stay in a centrally-located one-bedroom vacation bungalow, located within walking distance of downtown Ashland and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Round-trip domestic airfare for two on Alaska Airlines
Tickets for two to an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance
Tickets for two to a Britt Music Festival concert
A Night at the Opera for two + Ruby Pendant Necklace
Arrive in style at the Opera and let SFGC treat you to a night on the town! You and a guest will receive a pair of box seat tickets to any of San Francisco Opera's 2019-2020 season offerings (Romeo & Juliet, The Marriage of Figaro, Manon Lescaut, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, among others) and dinner at Prelude at the Opera House before the show. And in honor of SFGC’s 40th ‘ruby’ anniversary, you’ll also take home a stunning ruby and diamond pendant from Kerns Fine Jewelry, provider of SFGC’s laureation medallions for decades!
Pre-Concert Dinner and Wine for two at Prelude at the Opera House
Two Box Seats for performance
Private Backstage Tour of the Opera House
Diamond-encrusted ruby pendant necklace from Kerns Fine Jewelry in Burlingame
Acadia National Park Getaway (Bar Harbor, ME)
Newly constructed, on the water and across the street from Acadia National Park—this luxury home is surrounded by a granite rock garden and blueberry bushes. During your week stay, hike, bike, sail, and sight see in Acadia National Park during the day, and then dine and shop in the nearby town of Bar Harbor. Package also includes two tickets to the Monteux Festival Concert during the 2020 summer season, which runs from June 14 through July 26, 2020.
7-night stay in waterfront vacation home
Round-trip domestic airfare for two
Tickets for two to a 2020 Monteux Festival concert
Tickets for two to a 2020 Bar Harbor Music Festival concert
Week-long vehicle pass for Acadia National Park
Conduct at Davies Symphony Hall
Conduct at Davies—or sponsor a young conductor in her debut. An experience unlike any other, you'll take the podium at our 2019 Holiday Concert at Davies and lead over 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
Week-Long Stay on The Spanish Coast
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 for you and up to five guests. Perched on top of the enchanting pueblo of Mojacar, with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, near excellent restaurants, cafes, and beach bars; you can enjoy activities like wind surfing, horseback riding, fishing, or a trip to nearby Granada and the magical Alhambra!