The Michael Ray Matching Gift Challenge
South Coast Repertory donor and Board of Trustees member Michael Ray loves the art of theatre and how stage works are created at SCR, calling the theatre “one of Orange County’s great cultural institutions” that sits in our backyard.
To help deepen and extend community support for SCR, he created a matching-gift challenge through which he matched each new Friends of SCR donation ($75 and up) and each additional gift—dollar for dollar—up to $15,000 through April 30, 2019.
The power of theatre to transform lives is one reason that Ray supports SCR’s work.
“SCR provides a platform for so many new artists to emerge and share their voices and experiences,” he says. “It preserves and presents new works and classic works that still resonate today. It offers many people, especially young people, their first encounter with live theatre, which is perhaps the last great opportunity we have to engage our imaginations.”
We're gratified by the overwhelming response from nearly 300 donors that not only allowed us to meet the challenge quickly, but enabled us to surpass the goal by April 30th.
Thank You to All the Donors Who Helped Us Meet the Challenge
While we met the Michael Ray's challenge, your gift at any time—and any amount—will help
support the theatre's ongoing work. Give now.