Smart Cookies Support Opera (And Get Cookies in Return!)

You know that quality opera is a vital part of our community and that opera education is important. How do we know? You are a member of St. Petersburg Opera Guild. That makes you a Smart Cookie!

You affirm our mission to positively affect the lives of elementary students by supporting the St. Petersburg Opera Co’s outreach programming. You are a proud supporter of our yearly competitions among talented Florida singers who will become part of the future generation of opera performers. You are a loyal supporter of our beloved St. Petersburg Opera Company as it continues its impactful presence among our local arts organizations. All these things happen because you are a member of the Guild.

You can celebrate SPOG’s 57th anniversary in 2021 by making a personal commitment to sustaining our organization into the future. One way you can honor this commitment is to donate to the Guild’s 2020-2021 fundraising campaign. Our Board and committee members have offered a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10K. Your fellow members have already donated $8K. Won’t you please add your donation to meet, or exceed, our match?

We are sweetening our plea by offering rich, homemade cookies baked by Anne Smith, member and cookie-maker extraordinaire. And, a committee or Board member will personally deliver these sensational cookies to your doorstep. For a donation of $500, you will receive a ½ dozen cookies; for $1000, a baker’s dozen. If you have already donated at either of these levels, you will receive the appropriate number of these scrumptious cookies as a thank-you. If you have made a smaller donation but are dreaming of these mouthwatering cookies, you may boost your gift to the $500 or $1000 level.

Thanks to all of you who have already generously contributed to this fundraiser in lieu of Silver Bells.

With gratitude,

Carol Miller, Silver Bells Chair