Friends of 1927 Campaign
Imagine enjoying a Smithsonian Institute experience in downtown Bristol. The Birthplace of Country Music ® Cultural Heritage Center, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute, will tell the story of our musical heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world. The Cultural Heritage Center will embody this accomplishment and promote Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music®.
I'm writing to ask you to be a part of a grassroots movement to help us welcome visitors to the completed Cultural Heritage Center in 2013. "Friends of 1927" is a friend-raising campaign to enlist a core group of supporters who can take special pride in their quintessential role in opening the doors of the Cultural Heritage Center. The "Friends of 1927" will be 1,927 individuals who give $520 each at this crucial milestone of the project. When you become a "Friends of 1927" supporter, you send a strong message that the Center is vital to our region and to our local economy.
Please give special thought to what your $520 pledge will mean. The land is in place, the building shell is undergoing renovation, government funds and private grants are pledged. Next is a collective grassroots pledge of $1 million—a chorus of 1,927 voices. One voice singing quietly can barely be heard; but 1,927 voices singing quietly, yet in unison, make a very loud impact.
The projected regional economic boost of the Cultural Heritage Center is nearly $50 million. The Cultural Heritage Center will create jobs and will preserve our heritage for future generations.
We are counting on you to help finish this community project. Please give me a call or click DONATE NOW above and find what exclusive benefits are offered to "Friends of 1927". A $520 donation is equivalent to $10 a week for a year. Consider this financial commitment an educational and cultural contribution to the future of our region.
We hope you will become one of our 1,927 friends. We look forward to sharing our success with you.
Birthplace of Country Music Alliance