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Jeannette, PA 15644
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a VeRY uNuSuaL CaPiTaL CaMPaiGN

A capital campaign... 

 ...by definition...is an intense                  effort... (We generally

                                                  save our intensity for the stage)  

       ...on the part of a nonprofit organization... (We are 501(c)(3)

...to raise significant dollars...(As much as we can)  

                                ...in a specified period of time (For as long

as it takes).  

 Usually the money raised is used to fund acquiring (We've already

got ours)  or renovating (Now you're talking)  .            ..a building.

To everyone:
 
     We are sorry but...we don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no capital campaigns!  But we are going to go begging for money anyway.  We have to.  The long delay and the need for an expensive fire suppression system (which we did not plan for) have drained our accounts.  We thought we could finance this project ourselves up until the opening when it would begin to generate some revenue, but..."the best laid plans of mice and men...."  So now, we're delayed but not dismayed.  Please, watch the Powerpoint we've prepared and determine how YOU can also dedicate yourself to this project.

                                              Thank you,
                                              John & BJ

From Dreams to Dedication 

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​Because the PowerPoint is a solely a download and not a video, the download notice will probably appear in the bottom strip of your computer.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

CARNIVAL
Love makes the world go ‘round
Love makes the world go ‘round
Somebody soon will love you
If no one loves you now

                    OR

CABARET

Money makes the world go around
It makes the world go 'round

A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
...a buck or a pound
...a buck or a pound
Is all that makes the world go around
That clinking, clanking sound...
Can make the world go 'round

Carnival or Cabaret?  Love or money?  For us it's kind of a Hobson's choice which means there really is no choice at all.  Our love of theatre keeps our world going round, but without the money, we can't have a theatre to love and, therefore, our world stops until we can find the money to open the theatre which will make our world go round again.  So...there must be a balance between the two.  We must have enough money to run the theatre, but not so much that we become blind to all that we love about theatre.    Confusing?  Well..just for fun...let Liza and Joel give you their take on it.

"Money Makes the World Go Round"
from the 1972 film CABARET.
(BOOK, lYRICS, MUSIC--Kandor & Ebb)

A Mark

A Yen

A Buck

A Pound

The History of Expenditures and Revenues
FYI:  These expenditures have already been paid for through the GoFundMe Campaign, other donations, and  loans the family was able to make to the theatre.  These are personal loans that may be repaid "in time" but without the pressure of foreclosure.  The personal "bank," however, is now empty and we are providing these estimated figures not for sympathy, but rather in the interest of transparency and to clarify why there is a need for fundraising.    

EXPENDITURES

(Totals have been rounded to facilitate easy addition.)


Price of building... (loan)               $28,000+    closing costs, etc.
                                                          8,000+    taxes
                                                          6,000+    new box office entrance
                                                           4,000+   alley double doors
                                                           3,000+    utilities
                                                           4,000+   furnaces
                                                          16,000+   air conditioning
​                                                          19,000+  Sprinklers/stage one
                                                          12,000+  materials   
                                                                                            $25/sheet plywood
                                                                                             $15/sheet drywall
                                                                                             $4/2X4
                                                                                             $40/50ft. electrical conduit
                                                                                             $1000/new electric entrance
                                                                                              $1500/new gas entrance
                                                                              7,000+  supplies
                                                                    screws
                                                                                                  nails
                                                                                                  hardware
                                                                                                  paint

TOTAL EXPENDITURES..............................................................  100,000


fice and money for popcorn. Stuff like that.  So....


  REVENUES


GOFUNDME Donations....$17,125
(TOTAL NUMER OF DONORS:  173)

Other Private Donations....20,490

Naming Rights......................$7,000

Box Office (2016).......................................00.000
(we barely met expenses)



TOTAL REVENUE.......$44,615*
*One sustaining membership of $25/month is not calculated in this figure.


ROUNDED......................$45,000
 


$45,000 - $100,000 = $55,000














                        
   
As you can see, so far we are $55,000 in the red
Now we must add expenditures that are necessary before we can open.

​ANTICIPATED EXPENDITURES BEFORE OPENING



Sprinkler System Phase 2:  A thorough inspection of the building. 
This will yield the detailed drawings of the system which are 
necessary for installation................................................................................................................................      $38,000*

Sprinkler System Phase 3:  Installation of the system and testing..................................................        36,000*

Sprinkler System Phase 4:  Emergency lighting, tactile signing, etc...............................................        25,000*

                                        *We are seeking a Community Development Block Grant to cover these
                                          costs.  Until we are approved, however, we must consider them to be
                                          part of our fundraising goal.

Two ADA Restrooms.........................................................................................................................................          10,000

ADA Accessible Drinking Fountain................................................................................................................           2,000

Floor covering (lobby)........................................................................................................................................            8,000

Ceiling tiles (lobby).............................................................................................................................................            6,000

Supplemental Tables and Chairs...................................................................................................................             6,000

Marquee Signage.................................................................................................................................................             4,000


TOTAL ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES BEFORE OPENING............................   $135,000

$135,000 + 55,000 = $190,000, TOTAL GOAL OF FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

(IF our application to Westmoreland County is approved, then... depending on the amount of the grant, our fundraising goal will be significantly less.  Until we hear from the County, however, we will keep the goal at $190,000.  If we are blessed with a grant, we will fill in the "thermometer" with that amount on our way to 190.


Just for Fun...

It's all about MONEY...

Enjoy!

When The Cabaret Theatre opens for business, we will pay tribute to all those who contributed.  The names below will be displayed in the lobby.  These are the FIRST names only of the many who made donations either privately or through GoFundMe.  Their FULL names will be on the plaque.  We just wanted to demonstrate how many have helped so far.  (If we have somehow missed YOU, please let us know.

Anthony        
Karla  
Jared    
Shirley
Herb     
Barb 
Norm
Michaelene 
Janet   
Jim 
Susan 
Kathleen
Maureen
John 
Jean 
Janet 
Sharon 
Becky 
Christpher 
Tobitha 
Wayne …
David 
Taran
Joe 
Cori 
Rob 
Mark 
Jay
Chris 
Adria 
Mitch 
Carlee 
Karen          
Lauren 

Gerald 
Lisa 
Diana 
Madalyn  
Nicholas           Greg
Steve          
Brett                 Mary Ann
Dave 
Susan 
Sarah 
Sandy 
Theresa 
Molly 
Chris 
Dana 
Sam 
Linda 
Mary Jo 
Tessa 
Gianna 
James 
Tyler 
Emily 
Nicole 
Chelle 
Toni
Dan 
Deb 
Don
Meagan 
Kathleen
Daniel 
Cheryl 

​​Craig
Ann
Ruth Anne 
John 
Matthew 
Katie 
Vincent 
Jeanne 
Anna 
Lisa 
Debbie 
Jen 
Beth
Julie 
Carol 
Alison 
Frank 
Robert 
Stephen
Denise 
Ben 
Joe 
Adrie 
Doug 
Scott 
John 
Doston 
Tara 
Sean 
William 
Kathryn 
Randall 
Marc             
Lisa 
Nancy 
Neve 
John 
Mike 
Jenna 
Mindy 
Marcia
Denny 
Eric 
Mary Lynn 
Jim 
Joey 
Jacki 
Karen 
Bria 
Alex 
Chris 
Kelly 
Lisa 
Leticia 
Sara 
Bob              
Shawn           Maria    
Kathryn  
Kelly  
Robert           Megan           Johanna
Jessica 
Amy 
Pat
Stephanie 
Lisa
Marge


  
​​​Dennis
Derrick 
Nancy              Mike                Margaret      
Jamie          
Sue            
Seth
Mona  
Ida           
Jim          
Rob           
Allie 
Margie
Jim 
Barb
Dave
Vanessa
Zak 
Dave
Lynn 
Stacey 
Matthew 
Daniel 
Tyler 
Molly 
Nancy
Ed 
Annette
Mark 
John 
Katrina  
Tom
Liz 
Pat 
Jonathan 
Kim 
Lisa 
Nick 
Patrick 
Susan 
Rachel 
Jon 
Patrick
Katrina 
Marc 
Jo Ann 
Gabrielle 
Tom 
Maggie 
Cindy 
Dennis 
Aaron 
David
Irene 
Cherie
Mark
Mark
Lori 
Amanda 
Janice 
Drew
Misty 
Jessica 
Amy 
Pat
Stephanie 
 Jean


KEEP TRACK OF THE CAMPAIGN

So...
how
are
we
going
to
fill
it 
up?

$190,000

$175,000

$150,000

$125,000

$100,000

$75,000

HOW?

$50,000

​$25,000

HOW?

I Will  Support

HOW?