The OBC Needs Your Vote!

Oakland Ballet Company is competing with charities nationwide for donations ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 through the Chase Community Giving program, and we need your help! You can help ensure your favorite charity’s success by simply voting through the program running on the Facebook platform. Utilizing social media networks, Chase Community Giving has already directed more than $15 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most.  The program is being continued into this fall, giving hundreds of additional charities, including Oakland Ballet, the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.

The Fall 2011 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501c3 charities with operating budgets under $1 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 99 top charities earn $25,000 through $100,000 awards. More than $3 million dollars will be distributed to top vote getters.

Oakland Ballet Company is competing with thousands of charities across the country for awards from Chase. With the support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, Oakland Ballet has the opportunity to get much needed resources to implement big changes.

About Chase Community Giving

Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase’s philanthropy funds. The program has given away over $15 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including arts and culture; education and youth development; environment; animal welfare; health and social services; community development; medical research and awareness; recreation and sports; and international development.

How You Can Help

You can help Oakland Ballet Company win up to $250,000 by simply “Liking” the Chase Community Giving program at: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/  and casting your vote to determine this fall’s winners. (You are allowed up to ten votes!)

“Oakland Ballet Company is constantly striving to strengthen our community by creating opportunities for the underserved of Oakland and the East Bay to access live performances of exciting, innovative new works. Receiving a Chase Community giving award would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the great work of this organization continues in Oakland,” said Oakland Ballet President, Roz Perazzo.

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