Debbie Hernandez, regional community and government relations consultant, supports Grand Performances through Community Giving Campaign because it is one of L.A.’s rare gems. Read her first-person account below:
“I first learned about this group through a friend who encouraged me to attend one of the free concerts presented by Grand Performances at least ten years ago. The concert was fabulous! But I was completely overwhelmed with emotion to see people of every age, ethnicity, socio-economic, and cultural background enjoying music, the universal language, together.People stood on the sidewalk, sat on the steps, and brought their own refreshments … similar to the Hollywood Bowl, but free. And there was dancing! There was a dear man, likely in his 90s, who encouraged my adolescent grandson to dance along with him and the rest of the crowd. It was wonderful! You can go with family and friends, but you don’t have to know anyone there to have a good time. The feeling you’ll get is like being part of a huge, music loving family. Grand Performances has been my CGC donation ever since.”
The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Giving Campaign runs through October 31. To sign up, visit www.kpcgc.org. There, you’ll find out ways to contribute and inspire others to do the same by letting them know how your organization is making the world a better place.
- Donations are safe and secure, and as much or as little as you’d like can be deducted from your paycheck as a one-time or ongoing donation.
- Unlike some other fund raisers, we can say that 100 percent of all donations go to your designated organization.
- All online donors become eligible for weekly prizes during the campaign.