Wilma Testimonial

October 30, 2015

Heart of Gold Project

1515 Market Street, Suite 1200

Philadelphia, PA 19102

To whom it may concern:

With our production of Sophocles' Antigone now entering its final week of performances, The Wilma Theater's 2015-2016 Season is already off to an exciting start. We are deeply grateful for the Heart of Gold Project’s facilitation of donations towards the Wilma this year. This support allows us to bring innovative projects like Antigone, with its international cast and its uniquely physical performance aesthetic, to our diverse Philadelphia theater-going audience.

Thanks to the donations received through the Heart of Gold Project, the Wilma has been able to strengthen its educational programs that make up our Campaign to Build the Audiences of Tomorrow. This campaign brings our fully-subsidized, curriculum-based education residencies and pre-show talks into Philadelphia public schools, while ensuring that students and adults alike have the resources to interact meaningfully with our work. After Antigone, our season continues with The Hard Problem, Tom Stoppard's latest play; directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, this production will be the twelfth Stoppard play produced at the Wilma. The season continues with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' hilarious, subversive, and moving play An Octoroon, and Lucas Hnath' s provocative new play The Christians will close the season, while establishing a new co-producing relationship with Syracuse Stage. This contribution allows the Wilma to share these productions widely, bringing each play to viewers across all ages and demographics.

Your support for the Wilma helps us achieve our goals, both onstage and in the community.

If you have any questions about your in-kind gift or any aspect of your support, please contact our Development Department by phone at 215.893.9456 x109.

On behalf of The Wilma Theater's Board, Staff, and Artists, we send you our sincerest gratitude. We look forward to seeing you at the Wilma soon!


Blanka Zizka                James Haskins

Artistic Director           Managing Director 

Linda Creed Testimonial

Linda Creed Breast Cancer. Org has been active in the Philadelphia region for over 28 years. Our core mission is to give women with limited or no health insurance that much needed screening mammogram and diagnostic tests. Last year alone, we provided 550 Mammograms and Diagnostic Tests, Outreach and Education to more than 3,000 people, was able to help 35 breast cancer patients and their families with financial support and guided over 1,000 women in finding the correct medical resources through our Patient Navigation service.

Linda Creed Breast Cancer. Org would like to commend the Heart of Gold Project supported by NOR Metals Corporation. The implementation of the project required minimum staff time and NOR’s support of the project – from providing all the materials and printing costs to covering the postal and shipping expense – made this painless. 

We could not be more pleased with the results of this fundraiser! But perhaps the greatest bonus of this fundraiser was the number of lapsed donors who participated, always a challenge in any mature non-profit, that now offers us the opportunity to convert them back into active donors.

Needless to say, we are very happy with the results of this partnership and would recommend other nonprofits to take advantage of this unique fundraiser.

Warm regards,

Donna Duncan

Executive Director

Dragonfly Forest Testimonial

December 3, 2015

We are so incredibly grateful for the outreach and support of the Heart of Gold Project. Two wonderful project managers found our organization and reached out to us to tell us about their mission and try to get us involved. We were truly impressed by the personal touch taken by the staff at Heart of Gold and their desire to support organizations they believe in.
Dragonfly Forest is a non-profit summer camp serving children with Autism, 22Q Chromosome Deletion, Persistent Asthma, Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia. We offer one of a kind programming for kids who are often denied summer camp experience elsewhere, and we work all year to fundraise so that we can keep the cost of camp affordable for all of our families. For this reason, we are always looking for new ways to fundraise.

Heart of Gold came to us at a perfect time with a new way for our donor base to engage. Their team made it so simple for us to participate. We discussed the goals we had, the time frame that made the most sense for our calendar, and sent them our contacts, and they managed everything else. Thank you all so much for all you have done for us, we truly appreciate the care and personal touch with which this project was carried out, and all the opportunities this additional funding has provided for our organization!

For the love of camp,
Kristin McMaster
Camp Director
Dragonfly Forest


Anyone who would like information your in-kind gift or more information on our programs or year-round fundraising efforts can call 601-298-1820.