We asked our community to #DOBIG – and they delivered! Over the course of 10 days, 1164 individuals came together from 36 states and 5 countries to #DREAMBIG #BEBIG #DOBIG!

With our ambitious and critical goal of $100,000 EXCEEDED, we are thrilled to additionally receive IHS Markit’s generous challenge grant of $15,000, making our grand total $128,400!!

Join our all-star alum Remington “The Dream Generator” as he celebrates with an epic dance party!

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Didn’t get a chance to donate during the campaign? You can still #DREAMBIG #BEBIG #DOBIG and DONATE! Every dollar makes a huge impact on our programs and students.

We cannot possibly thank our extraordinary Team Leaders enough for going ABOVE AND BEYOND. Thank you also to the incredible team who helped us create our Daily Sparks: the amazing Remington Allen, our Opening Act students, staff, alums, Teaching Artists, Board, Social Board, and Artistic Advisory Board Members, as well as our production team Jacob Gabbard, Haldane McFall, Kelly Rockwell, Alice Plati, Matilda McFall, and Cathleen Carr. And last, but certainly not least, our AMAZING sponsor, IHS Markit!!

Thank You, Extraordinary Team Leaders!

Agnes Chrakowiecka, Ali Kamin, Allison Matty, Andrea Beecher, Andrew Eisen, Andrew Schorr, April Semilla, Armani Johnson, Ashia Johnson, Ashleigh Awusie, Benjamin Lundberg, Brittany Adebumola, Brittany Bellizeare, Carmine Salute III, Cathleen Carr, Charles Moran, Christy Johnson, Claire Florian, Cori Rosen, Cristi Andrews Cohen, Cristin Boyle, Daiva Deupree, Dan Buell, Diane Jackson, Diane Taylor, Ed Chidsey, Elisabeth Hatab Schaefer, Elizabeth Buckley Lewis, Emily Comisar, Erika Atkins, Evan Kaufman, Florinda Montanaro, Frank Dos Santos, Franko Agostini, Gabrielle Gilliam, Gabrielle Goubran, Gina Lewis, Greg VanHorn, Gus and Charlie Jackson, Hakeem Jefferson, Halima Henderson, Helen Lin, Iliana Guibert, Jackie Harr, James McLoughlin, Jamie Trowbridge, Jared Gertner, Jason Boxer, Jean Schawaroch, Jeff Billingham, Jen Pehr, Jennifer Jackson, Jessica Linder, Jo Anthony, John Colombini, John Cowan, Johnny Mickens, Jon Adam Ross, Jonathan Schorr, Jonathan Wang, Julia Kamin, Julia Sirna-Frest, Katie Chatzopoulos, Kaitlin Ryan, Kym Blanchard, Leah Day VanHorn,Leanna Prendergast, Lily Raabe, Lisa Akey, Liza Eliano, Liza Miller, Loren Black, Luke Doyle, Madhukar Ramu, Maggie Robinson, Mallory Duncan, Marc Menchaca, Marcus Johnson, Marie Cecile Anderson, Mary Johnson, Matthew Greene, Meg McInerney, Meghan O’Connor, Michael Fleming, Michael Mastro, Nancy Comerford, Nicholas Godec, Nicole Kwan, Njeri Njeri, Omar Beer, Pam Hacker, Paris Crayton, Pat O’Kelly, Paul Cellupica, Paul Gutkowski, Pauline Abishai, Rachel Chavkin, Rahul Tripathi, Richard Hester, Robin Marshall, Rohini Pragasam, Sammuel Kim, Sarah Fabiny, Sarah Sacks, Sari Granat, Shelly Feldman Sussler, Simon Vollmer, Susan Richardson, Sustainable Sisterhood, Suzanne Chisholm, Suzy Myers Jackson, Theresa Perkins, Tim Roach, Tim Shopa, Toby Kovacs, Toby Lawless, Toccarra Cash, Tracey Bookall, Warachal Faison, Will Detlefsen, Yuliana Rendon, Zena Hinds

The #POWEROF10 is all about harnessing the power of small donations. This year Opening Act’s groundbreaking annual online fundraising campaign is YOUR chance to #TAKEACTION and #DOBIG. Yes, believe it or not, you can create that critical moment that changes an Opening Act student’s life. So we’re asking you: What are your dreams? 

For many Opening Act students, our workshops lead them to self-discoveries. Experiences they have in our workshops inspire them to #DREAMBIG, give them tools to #DOBIG things in the world, and opportunities to #BEBIG in a way they never thought possible. Read more about our programs in over 51 NYC public high schools on 19 campuses in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, and find out more about our ambitious 3 year Strategic Plan. 

Wow. That’s HUGE right? But here’s the thing – we can’t do any of this without you. Yes, that’s right you. #TAKEACTION today by donating or becoming a Team Leader who gets 10 friends to give! This year, our goal is to raise $100,000 in 10 days.

Wait – that’s not it: Opening Act has teamed up with HAMILTON and Omaze for a pretty sweet deal.

Anyone who donates $100 or more to our #POWEROF10 Campaign will be given 100 free entries to win a VIP HAMILTON experience on Broadway (2 VIP tickets, backstage tour, flights, & hotel included!)*

This is YOUR chance to not only help our students #DREAMBIG, but for you to #BEBIG and #DOBIG.

DONATE or Become a Team Leader TODAY!

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*By donating $100 or more to our #POWEROF10 Campaign, you will be automatically given 100 free entries to win a VIP HAMILTON experience on Broadway including 2 VIP tickets, backstage tour, flights, & hotel. Omaze is having 3 distinct Campaigns for HAMILTON in each of three cities (LA, Chicago, and New York). This special #POWEROF10 offer is for the New York HAMILTON Campaign. You can enter again or view the official rules here!