Ceili in the Black

Now you can make your gift online: https://www.gofundme.com/ceili-in-the-black

We are grateful for your consideration of support to put LIDs Ceili in the Black. As someone who has also invested much time and care in this organization, you know what a signature event the ceili has been for LID in Lincoln.

The Ceili has long-enjoyed great participation by members, alumni and the community, but it has never paid for itself. In an effort to minimize costs, we’ve changed venues for the first time. St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havelock is the site for Ceili 2019. The proposed budget for the 2019 ceili is $795 [Band + Sound $450 | Caller $120 | Venue $150 | Contingency $75].

The aim is to keep the ceili authentic, accessible and sustainable. In addition to cutting expenses and cultivating new partnerships, we are asking for a financial investment from members, friends and alumni. The goal is to raise $1,200 to cover the expenses of Ceili 2019 and have seed money for 2020. All money generated by admission will provide funds dedicated to future ceili expenses. This will give LID a monetary advantage the group has never enjoyed before.

You know authentic our ceili feels. There is no one else in Lincoln providing this cultural experience. Together, we can do this! If just 48 people contribute $25 – the goal will be met. Know that your donation of any size will dance us closer to Ceili in the Black. Join me in demonstrating your support for LID’s contribution to quality of Celtic life in Lincoln by pitching in today.

Please respond by December 15, 2018.

With gratitude for everything that LID has meant to all of us because of the participation of each of us,

Lori McAlister
M: 402-802-2099 E: lorimc.celtichome@gmail.com

PS In addition to your donation this fall, plan to attend Ceili 2019 on Sunday, March 10th!

Checks payable to Lincoln Irish Dancers (LID) and mail to:
P.O. Box 83975
Lincoln, NE 68501-3975