Keeping the Space - The Breathing Project
This is from Leslie Kaminoff. It is about a Fundraiser for the Breathing Project called "Keeping the Space". It should be a great event.
I'm writing to let you know about a special event that we're all very excited about. It's "Keeping the Space" - our first annual fundraiser for the Breathing Project. It's being held at 6PM on Thursday evening, November 16th, and our honorees are my old friends Robert Moses and Eddie Stern, founders of Namarupa Magazine. Along with a celebrity auction, the event features a concert performance by the incomparable Krishna Das and David Hykes.
I've named this event "Keeping the Space" for a few reasons. First and foremost, it's to remind everyone what a special space we've all created at The Breathing Project , a space where we value the individuality of our teachers and students, and the uniqueness of our teaching tradition. Also, our studio is a place where we can explore the spaces within ourselves where the breath can be honored in all of its depth, complexity and simplicity.
"Keeping the Space" has another, more urgent meaning as well. This benefit will literally help us keep our doors open. The funds we are raising are essential to our survival as a studio. We have been very fortunate to have a dedicated core of supporters who helped us open our doors in 2003 by loaning us the funds needed to build the studio. The time has come to pay back our original stakeholders by expanding our circle of support to the next level. In addition, the funds we are raising will make possible a whole new series of teaching initiatives we've named S.P.A.N. (Special Projects and Needs), which will extend the teaching of breath-centered, individualized Yoga into the community.
I'm asking for your help in the following ways:
Please log on to the event's website and check out the spectacular evening we have planned. Ticket order forms are accessible from the links to the left of the page.
Please forward this message to anyone you know who might be interested in attending our event. It will help enormously if you'd add a personal note letting them know what a worthy project this is.
As a special incentive, I'm offering you and your friends a significant discount on benefit tickets.
This discount has been funded by the generosity of several donors who has given funds specifically for the purpose of making the event more accessible to all.
The discounted ticket price is $150. ($100. off). All you or your friends have to do to qualify is mention the code "donor discount" when faxing or calling the order in to us. There are a limited number of these funded discounts, and they will be distributed on a first-come-first served basis, so please act quickly.
If the $150. price is still to high, you may buy tickets for just the concert portion of the evening for only $45. each. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
I look forward to seeing you and your friends at the event. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Kaminoff, President
The Breathing Project, Inc.
15 West 26th Street 10th floor
New York, NY 10010