The final scenes of a movie can be a pretty big deal. Similarly, the last few weeks of the year are a pretty big deal for all of us here at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, not simply because of the holiday crowds (though we do love seeing you at the theater), but also because of that special, year-end spirit of giving.
As I have often mentioned, revenue from BMFI ticket sales, concessions, and memberships only covers about 80% of the cost of exhibiting the best films, offering the most interesting classes, and maintaining our historic facility. We rely on the extraordinary generosity of friends like you in order to meet all of our expenses and keep up with the inevitable changes in the industry.
You wouldn’t leave a movie with just 20 minutes to go—so please don’t leave BMFI with 20% to go.
I don’t think it would spoil the ending to share how your gift will be used.
Your fully tax-deductible donation will enable BMFI to:
Building community through film is at the heart of our mission here at BMFI, and it’s only through the continuing support of our community that we are able to offer over 6,000 screenings, classes, and events every year. I hope you’ve enjoyed many of them in 2019. With your frequent attendance and generous support, BMFI will keep sharing great endings, great beginnings—and all the wonderful things in the middle, too—into 2020 and beyond.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this request and for all the ways you’ve helped to see us through to the end of another fantastic year at Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
With best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a wonderful conclusion to your 2019,
P.S. Your annual gift is essential to BMFI’s continued success. Thank you for reading all the way until the end!