Fuel The Fire

Fuel The Fire

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Fuel the Fire

Enhance your Burning Coal Experience

A 3-Year Fundraising Campaign

To join Fuel The Fire, a 3-year, $300,00 campaign to enhance the Burning Coal experience, email Nathalie Ray at development@burningcoal.org or give us a call at (919) 834-4001.

Stoking the coals, fueling the fire, and enhancing your experience – our next chapter.

We cannot ignore the impact of theatre on society. While the stories and voices may change, the arts have always been a way for humans to interact with one another, share traditions, learn, and challenge the status quo.
 
Burning Coal Theatre exists to provide a literal and metaphorical platform to the community. We also stand for the belief that when an artist fails, they move closer to the truth. Artists must have a place to experiment, and yes sometimes fail. In the business world, this might be called Research & Development. In the arts world, it might be called a flop. But is it? Or is it the next step towards the truth?
 
By joining Fuel the Fire, you are helping truth expand its foothold in our society. As we wrap up our 25th Anniversary, now is the time to look forward and grow Burning Coal. You can help us achieve this vision by enhancing everyone’s experience.
 

Burning Coal Theatre requests that you thoughtfully consider a gift or pledge over the next one to three years to make our vision your reality.

  1. Hire a Facilities Manager/Technical Director to oversee production quality, provide a cohesive experience for on-stage and behind the scenes talent, provide upkeep for the historic building, and manage the theatre’s rentals which provides additional revenue for our operations. 
  2. Increase Main Stage budgets by 20% and hire additional Equity Actors for each show to improve the caliber of our performances, ensure excellence for our audiences, and grow  the reputation and presence of Burning Coal Theatre in the community.
  3. Provide funding for a part-time Marketing and Design staff member to broaden our reach, raise awareness, grow our audience and donor base, enhance our brand, and free up executive staff to focus on their primary responsibilities.
  4. Purchase new seating and a production lightboard to enhance guest comfort and overall experience. The theatre’s current chairs and lightboard were purchased in 2008 and are long overdue for an upgrade. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the Fuel the Fire Campaign.

To make a start a conversation about your giving or make a pledge, please email Nathalie Ray at development@burningcoal.org, or contact us at (919) 834-4001. To make a contribution towards a pledge, click here, give us a call, or mail a check made out to Burning Coal Theatre Company to 224 Polk St. Raleigh, NC 27604.

Your support ensures that the content, production, and talent of every show is of the highest caliber so that you, our audience, walks away enriched and connected.

Through this campaign, there are a limited number of recognition opportunities available for those who are interested. Staff will be happy to discuss available options with you as you consider a commitment to the campaign.

Fuel the Fire Campaign Leadership Members:

Greg and Mary Hart Paul, John Sarratt, Betsy Buford