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Campaign for the Future!

Shakespeare had Queen Elizabeth, Moliere had Louis XIV, And We have You!

2020 has been a year challenging year for us all!  Together we’ve navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, learning new ways to make a difference in the lives of youth.

A year to remember for all its challenges, it’s also been a year of successes.  Traveling Players continued to enliven kids’ summers and emboldened their performances – albeit it virtually. We even expanded programming; but most of all, our campers found friendship, adventure, and fun.

None of this would have been possible without you – our loyal community and donors.

Looking ahead to 2021, we need your help to support youth through continued COVID restrictions.  Your donation will help fund our programs, staff, purple buses, and scholarships as we explore all options to return to the great outdoors this coming summer.  Longer term, we are investing in our future at the Studio in Tysons Corner Center, strengthening our year-round staff, and enriching our innovative programming.

HELP US BY DONATING TODAY!

Together, we can make a difference!

Thank you!

All donations are tax deductible.

NEW: The CARES Act allows individual taxpayers to take a deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to nonprofits like TPE.  Please consult your tax advisor for details.

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Make a gift of $1,000 or more to join our Ensemble of Donors!

Become a corporate sponsor! We offer several levels of sponsorship at different price points to fit any budget.

For in-kind donations, please contact us!

Traveling Players can now accept gifts of appreciated stocks. For more information, please contact us!

Donate for free when you buy on AmazonSmile!

Traveling Players Ensemble complies with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights.

A Round of Applause for our 2020 Donors!

$25,000 and above

  • ARTSFAIRFAX
  • Dorothy Dickman Trust
  • ∞ Macerich/Tysons Corner Center

$10,000 to 24,999

  • ∞ ♦ Google-Adwords
  • Fairfax RISE/Fairfax County Govt
  • ∞ INOVA Health Systems
  • ♦ Virginia Comission for the Arts

$5,000 to 9,999

  • Anonymous
  • ∞ Molly Kaufman
  • Allison May & Ky Tran-Trong
  • The Nora Roberts Foundation

$2,000 to $4,999

  • Charlie Brown & Molly Moses
  • ♦ Dimick Foundation
  • Loral Patchen
  • Jason Pletcher & Jamie Abrams

$1,000 to 1,999

  • Bobby Crerar & Peter Garrett
  • Lisa Grossman
  • ♥ ☺ Carolyn Mollen
  • ♦ James Rivera
  • Meg Sebastian
  • ♦ Andy & Lynn Shotwell
  • ♥ The Sparta-Hattaway Family
  • ♦ ☺ ∞ Kelly Sprissler & Ray Payne
  • The Tucker Family

$500 to 999

  • ♥ ☺ Anonymous
  • Heidi Allen
  • ♦ ☺ Virginia & Jed Barry
  • ♥ ☺ The Carmel~Jessup Family
  • ♦ ☺ Robin & Bob Carroll
  • Amber Dungan
  • ♦ Jennifer & Eric Engstrom
  • ♥ ☺ Jeanne Harrison
  • ♥ Marie Milnes-Vasquez & Tony Johnstone
  • # Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.
  • Erik Ronningen
  • Roopal & Atul Saran
  • ♦ ☺ Matthew Stevens
  • ♥ Margie Sullivan
  • ♥ Joel & Felicia Vargas
  • # VISA

$250 – 499

  • ♥ Anne & Jon Ashwell
  • Mary Au & Tony Greco
  • Anne Gable & Jeff Lee
  • ♦ ☺ Molly Gimmel
  • Anne Gross
  • Megan Klose
  • Kristen McConnell
  • Karen & Mark Morey
  • Catrin Morris & Chris Miller
  • The Mullet Family
  • ♦ Amy Regas & Brad Conver
  • Tanya Seliazniova
  • ♦ ☺ Valerie & Paul Singer
  • Julia Smith & Brian Frickert
  • Kathy Wang & Darien Kindlund
  • ♦ ☺ Mark and Pat Whittle

$100-249

  • Anonymous
  • ♦ AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Cara Arnold
  • ♥ Mike & Leslie Atkin
  • ♦ Steven Babin & Pamela Nee
  • Jeff Brand & Kelly Chmielewski
  • Elizabeth Vilardo & Family
  • ♦ Louis & Eva Caldera
  • ♦ Ted & Haley Elliott
  • Amy Flanagan & Kevin Risdal
  • Kimberly Fondren & James Ward
  • Richard Greene
  • Wendy & John Hoskins
  • Bart & Chrissy Houlahan
  • ♥ Joanne Hurt
  • Sarah Jebian
  • Melissa Jurgens & James Read
  • ♥ Richard Koretz and Judy Bauer
  • Karen & Peter Mason
  • Daniel Masur
  • Christine & Allen Mccarley
  • Allison & Glenn Merten
  • ☺ Michael Oosterhout
  • Tiffanie & Troy Pope
  • Theodore Ryan Robb
  • Virginia Roll
  • Gwen & Roger Sandberg
  • Michelle Shefter & Jason Hillman
  • ♦ David Siu & Kathryn Linehan
  • Liz Sommerfield & John Sullivan
  • ♥ Deborah Stein & Mike Lubrano
  • Kathleen Tatum
  • ♥ ☺ Alison Tshikosi
  • ♥ The Wald Family
  • ♥ Sarah & Greg Wetstone
  • Julia Whiston
  • ♦ Betsey Means Wills
  • Elizabeth Wrege

up to $99

  • Abby Adler
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • ♦ ☺ Kari Barclay
  • Debra & Vincent Benavram
  • ♥ Sharon Callaway
  • Carol-Ann & Kevin Martin
  • ☺ Chewey Delaplaine
  • The Deur Family
  • ☺ Katie Elliott
  • John and Liz Feldman
  • ♥ Jeff Feldmesser & Sheryl Hovey
  • ☺ Helen Felker
  • The Fergusons
  • Jenna Fournel
  • Kevin Gross
  • Jessica Haney
  • Margaret & Kenneth Hawkins
  • ♦ The Horner Family
  • Andrea Koppel-Pollack
  • Julie & Paul Lane
  • Gabrielle Maisels
  • Eileen Mandell
  • Beth & Walter Meyer
  • Kim & Chuck Miller
  • ☺ Aviva Nemeth
  • The Niederstrasser Family
  • PayPal Giving Fund
  • Elly & Dan Perl
  • ☺ Eleanor Robb
  • ☺ Jeffrey Robb
  • Christina & Matthew Schneider
  • Norman Shore
  • ♦ Jennifer & Ron Sinek
  • ♥ ☺ Susan & John Sturc
  • Thomas Tillman
  • Anne Tyler
  • Karolina Walkin
  • ♦ ☺ Genevieve & Tom Wall

Key

  • ∞   In-kind
  • #   Matching
  • ☺   Camper, Staff, Alum, Board
  • ♦   5-9 years of donations
  • ♥   10+ years of donations

$25,000 and above

$10,000 - $24,999

$5,000 - $9,999

$2,000 - $4,999

$1,000 - $1,999

$500 - $999

$250 - $499

$100 - $249

Up to $99

Key

In This Together!

Give Gratitude to TPE’s compassionate, talented, dedicated staff!

Our staff is the heart of Traveling Players.  They can bring a smile to an anxious face, bolster confidence in student, and challenge another who wants to climb higher.  Some Traveling Players staffers remain in your child’s life forever.  Their impact will be remembered and felt – it might have been life-changing.

Most of our staff are alums, hoping to have a similar impact on a child’s life.  We could never pay them enough.  The math for compensating those who transform lives just doesn’t add up.  Most artists are gig workers and were especially hard hit.

At Traveling Players, we have continued to pay our staff, furloughing no one.  Our staff responded by taking on additional duties, and volunteering some hours each pay period.  In this liminal time of virtual learning, our staff adapted theatre curriculum to online, bringing joy, creativity and artistic growth back to our students’ lives over Spring Break.  We are hosting Campfire Parties and virtual Field Trips — meaningful community experiences — to reconnect.

These artist/educators are working tirelessly on Traveling Players innovative programming for summer 2020 (which is truly happening! — more on that later this week).  Their resourcefulness and perseverance keep us inspired, as does the energy we receive back from you, our campers, parents, alums and donors. Thank you all!

We need your help to continue paying our amazing staff and offering exceptional programs. Like so many other businesses, we are facing daunting financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. 

We have already lost over $55,000 from foundations that typically support us but are redirecting their resources to the front lines of the pandemic.  We know that operating this summer will be expensive, as we will invest in additional staff, cleaning supplies and new logistical protocols.  And then there are the scholarship applications, which have increased.  We will not be able to do this alone.  We will need help. 

Please help ensure Traveling Players programs continue during this crisis, when restrictions are lifted, and afterwards!

If you are in a position to give, please donate today!

All proceeds will be directed to supporting staff.

No donation is too small or big.

THANK YOU!

Make a gift of $1,000 or more to join our Ensemble of Donors!

Become a corporate sponsor! We offer several levels of sponsorship at different price points to fit any budget.

For in-kind donations, please contact us!

Traveling Players can now accept gifts of appreciated stocks. For more information, please contact us!

Donate for free when you buy on AmazonSmile!