Being a community choir means that, in addition to receiving member dues, Angel City Chorale must hold fundraisers each season, to cover things like music licensing fees, rehearsal space rental, orchestra musicians, etc. Most of our fundraisers are outgoing events, like the dine-in at Marie Callender’s, Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s, or Halloween “Scary Karaoke.” However, there is one other major fundraiser, the ACC Raffle, which doesn’t require going anywhere – well, that is, unless you win the grand prize. After all, if you’re going to donate to a non-profit and support the arts anyway, the perk of possibly winning a week at a resort in Hawaii certainly adds an extra layer of excitement!
That is exactly what our lucky Grand Prize winner, Fran Rosen, soprano, scored last season – 7 nights in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury suite at Lawai Beach resort in Kauai, plus a $1,200 cash voucher.
Congratulations Fran! Her winning ticket, #445, was one of 922 sold, raising over $23,000 for the choir. Unlike most other raffles, ACC always keeps the number of tickets intentionally low, thus increasing the odds for participants. Members also receive incentives, like a complementary raffle entry for selling a certain number of tickets, and discounts on member dues or travel fees if we are touring. With an ACC raffle, everyone wins!
Winner – Fran Rosen Ticket #445
Sold – 922 tickets
Money Raised – $23,050
7 night stay at Lawai Beach Resort in Kauai, HI + $1200 cash voucher – 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury suite overlooking one of three tropical waterfall pools and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as you sit on your private lanai and watch the whales migrate by.