Amazing news, friends and fellow film lovers! As you know, two months ago our friends and supporters at the Wintemute Family Foundation presented us with a $7,500 Matching Challenge, offering to match $7,500 towards our current fundraising goal if we could get members of our community to donate that amount in less than thirty days. We were so thrilled to see you rise to the challenge, and send in those $7,500 in donations with six days to spare.
We are so excited to announce that this wonderful foundation has followed through on their pledge—with quite a wonderful cherry on top! This week, we received a $15,000 check from The Wintemute Family Foundation — not just doubling those $7,500 donations, but tripling them!
So all together now…
This is a truly amazing moment for our organization, and we can’t stress enough how impossible it would have been if not for every single one of you who saw the challenge and donated, shared our story, and challenged friends and family to join you in supporting our mission. We are seriously over the moon at this incredible showing of generosity and faith in our mission.
We still have just under two months left to reach our goal of raising $50,000 in our 5 Year Anniversary Capacity Fundraising Campaign, and we are so much closer. With this 193rd donation to our campaign by The Wintemute Family Foundation, we are now at a total of $29,759 raised, taking us over the halfway mark to 59.5% of our goal! We can do this!! Please make a one-time or monthly tax-deductible contribution in support of The Frida Cinema, and our continued mission to enrich, connect, and educate communities by serving Orange County as its only non-profit, independent art house cinema!