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Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus raises nearly $22,000 for Haiti school

June 19th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus’s annual concert to benefit a school in Haiti raised far more money this year than previously.

Chorus member Mike Veitenhans tells me the chorus had hoped to raise $8,000. But shortly before Saturday night’s concert, a representative from the Mona Foundation, which funds the Georges Marcellus School in rural Haiti through donations, told the chorus that an anonymous donor had heard about the chorus’s fundraising efforts and promised to match whatever they raised, up to $10,000.

After informing the audience of that pledge match, audience members reached deep and donated $11,550. A few more donations rolled in after the concert, and with the anonymous donor match, the chorus raised a record $21,550.

The chorus has now raised more than $90,000 for Haitian school children in the last 15 years.

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Phinney Neighborhood Chorus annual Haiti benefit concert is Saturday

June 13th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Chorus will perform its annual concert to benefit a school in Haiti at 7 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. There is no charge, but donations are accepted for the George Marcellus School.

A reception will follow the performance.

More information on the George Marcellus School can be found at the Mona Foundation website.

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