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Supporting Oregon's culture couldn't be easier:
1) Make a donation to Portland Story Theater. We are one of Oregon's qualifying 501(c)(3) cultural non-profits.
2) Make an equal or greater contribution to the Oregon Cultural Trust online
3) Claim your 100%, dollar for dollar tax credit for your gift to the Trust on your Oregon state income tax.*(Up to $500 for individuals, $1,000 for couples filing jointly and $2,500 for Oregon Corporations). *Within the limits of the law
Make your donation do double duty! As a non-profit organization, Portland Story Theater is eligible for the matching gift programs operated by many employers. Ask your human resources department to obtain a form, send it to Portland Story Theater's office and know that you’ve just increased the impact of your donation without any additional cost to you.
"When people believe -- when a community believes -- that they have a story worth telling, then they are empowered. They're sharing and taking risks. They're being bold. They're really living."
Joshua Waldman, Urban Teller
With your help, we're growing. And this past year has marked some tremendous milestones for Portland Story Theater: we won our first grant, expanded our board, hired a part-time Executive Director, and took our Shackleton show to NYC. We're lucky to have your support.
We invite you to watch this stunning new video about who we are and what we do. After you've seen it, please consider making a tax-deductible end-of-year donation to Portland Story Theater. Your generous contributions will make it possible for us to keep bringing you the kind of real, true stories that break down barriers and transform our community narrative, one teller at a time.
If you've been to a show lately, you know that ticket sales have been good. But that covers only a portion of our expenses. We need your help to sustain our story theater programming as we move into the future. Your charitable donations will make that possible, in part, by helping us to:
Offer more workshop scholarships. These days there are a lot of unemployed and under-employed people who would love to participate in an Art of Personal Narrative workshop. We offer scholarships whenever we can and we'd like to do more. With your help, we could.
Tour the Shackleton show around the Pacific Northwest. We want to give more people a chance to see and experience our work. We're already talking with the folks in Astoria and in Hood River. Imagine... Seattle, Vancouver, B.C. We want to make it a reality and we can with your help!
Buy a new computer system. For the past two years we've been using a system built from spare parts by our friend, Charlie. Oh we love him but it was never meant to be a permanent solution. With your help, we could have a more robust system that could support the work we want to do with video, graphics, and all sorts of other cool stuff.
From very humble beginnings in 2004, Portland Story Theater has been driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell and that storytelling connects us with each other and the world. Portland Story Theater has been bringing true stories to an ever-growing audience. Some of you are new friends and some of you have been with us from the very beginning.
Thank you, one and all.
2013 promises to bring some very exciting opportunities. With your love and support, we can keep bringing you real, true stories, told face to face, eye to eye, and heart to heart. If you have already given, thank you so much! If not, we could really use your help!
May the narrative be with you
Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy
Founders, Portland Story Theater, Inc.
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
Photography by Talen Nicolai Moe (c) 2012 Portland Story Theater
Videography by Aaron Hartling (c) 2012 Portland Story Theater
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