Making a slight departure from past practice and giving you two options for this year's birthday fundraising drive. You can give to one or both and know that your money will be well spent.
For some, the Trump presidency is going to make you want to double down on art, and so I offer you Flying V Theatre--our local indie theatre--whose 2017 plans include the world premier of Brother Mario--a mashup of the video game and Chekov in which Mario has an existential crisis and wonders if there is more to life than jumping and rescuing Princesses-- the third in the acclaimed Flying V Fights, and a world premiere musical based on the work of Jonathan Coulton along with plenty of continued development for the future and a few smaller projects.
For others, HIPS is more where you want to be putting money these days. HIPS is on the cutting edge of the Harm Reduction movement in DC as it impacts sex workers (HIPS was founded as Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), drug users and those with HIV/AIDS. In addition to serving people in street/underground economies, HIPS is also one of the leading service providers for DC's trans community. The constituencies HIPS serves are going to be the first cut off from federal dollars by this GOP congress.
I serve as an officer for each of these great organizations and will be tickled pink if you cared to make a donation in honor of my 45th.
All contributions are tax deductible and there are no processing fees (Democracy Engine is donating those -- the joys of owning a business).
Can you help me get to 45 donors for my 45th birthday?