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Dear San Diego Contra Dancers,

Where else but contra dancing can you get three hours of ear-to-ear grinning, great live music, aerobic exercise, and camaraderie for only ten dollars?

To make the dances accessible to the largest number of people, we intentionally keep the admission fee as low as possible. But the admission fee only barely covers the basics: caller, band, sound person, and rent. For all other expenses, we look to the generosity of those of you who can afford a little more.

That’s why your contra dance organizing committee is writing to ask you for a “contra-bution.”

Here’s what we can do with your donations:

San Diego Contra Dance name button for 2020 • Actual size 2-1/4 inches in diameter

To acknowledge your generosity and express our gratitude for your donation, we have a special gift for you—your very own San Diego Contra Dance name button, with a custom design created for us by one of our members! Make a one-time donation of $25 or more by December 31, 2019, or a recurring monthly pledge of at least $5, and receive your personalized name button.

One-time donations can be made online via PayPal or credit card, at the following levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, or $500. Recurring monthly donations can also be made online, but require a PayPal account, which you will have the opportunity to set up during the checkout process. Monthly donations can be made at the following levels: $5, $10, $25, $35, $50, or $100. To donate online, please use one of the two forms below; select either the form titled “One-Time Donation” or the form titled “Recurring Monthly Donation”, and go from there.

If you would rather not donate online, and/or you wish to make a one-time donation for an amount other than those shown above, please download and print this donation form and pay by check.

Last year's Contra-bution campaign was a success. We hope that you will support us again this year. If you're contributing for the first time, we welcome and appreciate your contribution!

PLEASE NOTE: San Diego Contra Dance is an activity of San Diego Folk Heritage (SDFH), a 501(c)(3) organization, Fed ID# 95-3446493. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The charge on your credit card statement will read “San Diego Folk Heritage,” or an abbreviation. However, your contributions will be earmarked by SDFH for contra dance–related expenses.

As a charitable organization, we may be eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Please check with your employer’s human resources department.