Givenik.com Announces New Ambassadors Audra McDonald, Cathy Rigby and Aaron Carter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
G I V E N I K . C O M
ANNOUNCES NEW AMBASSADORS
AUDRA MCDONALD, CATHY RIGBY
AND AARON CARTER
LEND THEIR SUPPORT
TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO GO TO BROADWAY!
New York, NY – Givenik.com has announced three more members of their Ambassador Program, it was announced by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters. Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess) joins in support of Broadway Impact, Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan) joins in support of Discovery Arts and Aaron Carter (The Fantasticks) joins in support of Kids Beating Cancer and the Howard Phillips Center.
The Givenik Ambassador Program features cast members of hit shows discussing the causes and charities they support in short video blogs. Through this exciting new element of Givenik.com, fans will have the opportunity to pose questions to upcoming Ambassadors via Givenik’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. The Ambassadors will then answer a selection of questions in their video blogs. Content is available by visiting www.facebook.com/Givenik. Other Givenik Ambassadors include Reeve Carney (Spider-Man), Joel Grey (Anything Goes), Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon), Judy Gold (The Judy Show), John Tartaglia (John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean), The Voca People, Adam Kantor (Avenue Q), Derrick Baskin (Memphis) and Kara DioGuardi (Chicago).
“Our Broadway stars are the public face of our community, and I am thrilled that so many are helping to spread the word about both Givenik and the organizations they support,” commented Jordan Roth. “I am always so moved and inspired by how charitable the theater world is, and our Givenik Ambassadors are a manifestation of that care and commitment.”
Ambassador Judy Gold said, “I LOVE being a Givenik Ambassador. Not only does it give me a platform to discuss my favorite charities, but I get to talk about my other favorite topic – The Judy Show!!!!”
Givenik.com is redefining theatergoing, one ticket at a time. The revolutionary service offers discount, full-price & premium tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as group rates to all shows, and donates 5% of the ticket price to the charity of the ticket-buyer’s choice. Give money, save money, see a show—it’s a win-win-win situation.
Give•nik (n.) 1. a person whose passion for charity is matched only by his/her passion for all things Broadway; 2. a user of givenik.com
Any certified non-profit organization can sign up to be a part of Givenik.com for free to develop a new, year-round fundraising mechanism. The organizations that have joined Givenik.com since it launched in 2007, from national groups to local chapters, and from arts organizations to educational institutions, include The Trevor Project, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, City Harvest, Broadway Green Alliance, Dress for Success Worldwide, God’s Love We Deliver, The Actors Fund, Stand Up to Cancer, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The It Gets Better Project, New York Theatre Workshop, local chapters of Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, the Museum for African Art and the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Theatergoers interested in becoming “giveniks” and charitable organizations and school groups interested in joining can simply go to www.givenik.com for more information.
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