Development Blog by Elizabeth Piercey | January 2019
Playathon is one of our most beloved traditions because it’s the one time each year that all 500 musicians of the New Jersey Youth Symphony perform together in a massive, free concert at The Mills at Jersey Gardens! Scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m., performances will include jazz, classical, and musical theater, and the full orchestra pops concert features music from movies to Broadway. Playathon also serves as our primary student fundraising activity. Funds raised through Playathon support the daily operations of the organization, including scholarships and tuition assistance.
Our goal is to raise $110,000 and we need YOUR help! We are challenging students to take their Playathon Profiles to a new level by customizing their pages to highlight the many ways friends and family can donate to and get involved in Playathon as well as the remainder of the NJYS Season. Please register here!
This year we are offering two special incentives to make this Playathon season more successful than ever:
- Greeting Cards for a Cause: Sell beautiful, affordable greeting cards to friends and family and qualify for “Wicked” prizes! Our highest sellers will qualify to win backstage passes to the popular Broadway musical, Wicked!
- Social Media Photo Contest: One of the ways students can get ahead in their chance to win prizes is by promoting Playathon (and all the ways to support it) on their social media pages. Students with the most likes on photo or post about the NJYS Playathon will have a higher eligibility for prizes. Remember to tag @newjerseyyouthsymphony and #Playathon2019.
Please contact Allie Arnold at Allison.Arnold@WhartonArts.org to learn more!