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Support free performing arts experiences for preschoolers

Raised toward our $6,500 Goal
117 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 15, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Extended Goal Reached

June 07, 2016

Because of generous donations from 117 people, we reached our extended goal and, as a result, will continue offering Performing Arts 3to5 for the next three years. This one-of-a-kind program is created for our youngest community members by world-class visiting artists. During Performing Arts 3to5, preschoolers are invited to sit on the stage and enjoy performing arts experiences created especially for them.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Lied Center.  

Goal Reached!

May 18, 2016

Today we are thrilled to thank Larry and Jacqueline Gadt for their $1,500 donation to Performing Arts 3to5.  

Each and every one of our donors are amazing and because our community has been so supportive, we reached our goal of $5,000! Now we are increasing it to $6,500. This will help ensure our preschoolers have access to rich performing arts experiences for the next THREE years. 

You are the key to helping us meeting our increased goal. You can help in the following ways:

  • Share this page on social media and tell your friends why you support performing arts experiences for our youngest community members.
  • Email your friends and family and invite them to make a donation. 

Thank you and see you soon at the Lied Center.

We are nearing 60% of our goal

May 09, 2016

In one week we have reached nearly 60% of our goal. Can you believe it? Check out our donor wall to see who has donated and don't forget to share with your family and friends. 

Wonder how Performing Arts 3to5 makes a difference in the lives of our youngest community members? Watch the video to find out.

Thank you!

Performing Arts 3to5 with Paul Huang

May 05, 2016

In the 2014-15 season, Paul Huang shared his love for music with the Performing Arts 3to5 crowd. For most of them, this was their first experience with a professional artist and you could see it in their faces, they were mesmerized. Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue this tradition of providing free eye-opening experiences for preschoolers. We haven't hit our goal, yet so please send on the link below to your friends and family. Don't forget to share on social media. 

Share this link. 

Thank you! We are at 32% of our goal.

May 04, 2016

We are so thankful that Performing Arts 3to5 touches you hearts. Here is a list of our new donors. Every donation makes a difference to our youngest community members.

Jack Winerock

Debra Drummet

Marie-Luce Parker

Susan Elkins

Charles and Laurie McLane-Higginson

Shala Stevenson

Dr. Marie-Luce Parker

Kay and Ken Metzger

Myra Strother Richard and Carol Peters

Sue and Joe Mango

David and Sally Lord

Robert Haisch

Mr. and Mrs. Berger

Ted Holdahl and Mary Wetzel

Robert and Anita Markley

Kevin and Vicki Smith

Timothy and Kathryn Bengtson

Heidi Rios and Dena Podrebarac

Pat Campbell

Donald Chambers

Larry Schlosser

Marilyn Harp and Marc Quillen

Don and Carol Hatton

Jim and Larissa Long

Kay Wertzberger

James and Norma Rose

Ann Stephens

Trevor and Lisa Lamb

Bill and Kathryn Tuttle

Nancy and Rebecca Atchley

Molly Mulloy

Steve and Patricia Sublett

Maria Orive and Michael Kennedy

John and Ann Johannes

Jacqueline Bogner

Dianne Throop

Kitty and Cap Gray

Charles and Sondra Mosley

Lois Orth-Lopes and Steve Lopes

Harold and Marilyn Agnew

Patrick and Amy Kelly

Nancy Atchley

2012-13 Performing Arts 3to5 Year in Review

May 03, 2016

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the 2012-13 Performing Arts 3to5. Thank you all for helping continue this free program for our area preschoolers. Don't forget to share this with your friends and family. Every donation helps. 

Currently we are at 10% of our goal.

May 02, 2016


Thank you so much for supporting free performing arts experiences for preschoolers. Along with some of our awesome staff members, Linda & David Mannering, Preston Nicholson and John Clayton were our first to donate online.

We also received 20 donations at the Ticket Office from our Friends of the Lied. Keep an eye out tomorrow for those names.

Use this link to share with your friends on social media.



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Every Gift Matters

A gift of any amount is always appreciated. Click "Contribute" and type in the amount you desire!


Invest in Preschoolers

Help us bring preschoolers to the Lied Center to experience the performing arts LIVE!


Enjoy Friends of the Lied

Enjoy Friends of the Lied opportunities at the Advocate level.


Support Performing Arts

Join us on stage for the 2016-17 Performing Arts 3to5 performance. Enjoy Friends of the Lied opportunities at the Contributor level.


Join Us for the Performance

Invite 5 of your friends to join you on stage for the 2016-17 Performing Arts 3to5 performance. Enjoy Friends of the Lied opportunities at the Sponsor level.