Mason’s Fifth Annual Giving Day
April 8, 2021
For just 24 hours, from midnight through 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Mason community is coming together as part of George Mason University’s fifth annual Giving Day. This year, we are raising funds for initiatives that have a direct impact on student needs.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is focusing on three areas of need:
- CVPA Student Emergency Assistance Fund
- Mason Artist-in-Residence program, and
- Green Machine Ensembles.
Safeguard the future of the CVPA’s student artists and performers with support in times of crisis. The College of Visual and Performing Arts Student Emergency Assistance Fund offers relief to students in need, which can take the form of scholarships, artistic equipment, or even basic necessities, like food and housing. Your gift provides peace of mind and allows students to continue their education, even in the face of adversity.
The Mason Artist-in-Residence program began in Fall 2019 as an in-person program, fostering meaningful exchanges between the Center for the Arts’ communities and its visiting artists and creating opportunities for transformational experiences in and out of the concert hall. Over the past year, this initiative moved online, with virtual residencies continuing to engage and inspire diverse audiences throughout the region and the world. The Artist-in-Residence program gives renowned artists a direct connection to the Mason and the surrounding community, offering master classes, workshops, performance opportunities, and more. Your gift enables this program to continue, both online and when we are able to gather in-person once more.
The Green Machine Ensembles embody the power and values of George Mason University. With performances on-campus and off, the Green Machine spreads Mason spirit throughout the region. This year, these award-winning ensembles need your help with two initiatives.
- After years of service, the Green Machine’s jersey vendor has had to close their doors and no one else has been able to recreate their signature look. Rather than force the financial burden onto those in the Ensembles, your gift could ensure that a musician still has the proper attire in order to perform.
- The Green Machine’s trucks are necessary to transport equipment to and from gigs and competitions. One of the trucks is near the end of its usefulness and is in need of replacement. Make a gift to keep the Green Machine mobile, spreading the Mason spirit throughout the region.
Would you rather make your impact somewhere else? All gifts make a difference.