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Fringe Match Makers!

How big is your Fringe Love?

To help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fringe last year, a fabulous group of dedicated Fringe Lovers, the Fringe Match Makers, banded together to throw down a $5,000 fundraising challenge!

Well, YOU ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE-effectively doubling your new Fringe Love!! In fact, your Fringe Love was strong enough to exceed the $5,000 goal!

The Fringe Match Makers were so impressed, they’ve returned and upped the ante!

They’ve pledged to match the first $10,000 in new donations, donation increases, and new monthly donations made by June 6, 2015!!

The Fringe Match Makers know the impact of their donations. They know that they directly help the Festival and Fringe artists change our world for the better! They also know that their immense Fringe Love inspires others to help transform the world, too… especially if they match those new donations!!

Leonard Schein noticed our cameraman during the Opening Night back in 2010. Photo by Lachlan McAdam.

Leonard Schein noticed our cameraman during the Opening Night back in 2010. Photo by Lachlan McAdam.

donate!… and double your Fringe Love!

So who are these phenomenal Fringe Superheroes?

Leonard Schein
Leonard is well-known in the Vancouver arts scene as the former co-owner of Festival Cinemas (which included the sorely missed Ridge Theatre), founder of the Vancouver International Film Festival, and a key arts philanthropist.

He’s also a past Fringe Board Chair and ardent Fringer!

Peter Austin, Property Tax Consultant

Peter Austin chatting with Robyn Kurtz at the Fringe's Day of the Dead event in 2013. Photo by April Alayon.

Peter Austin chatting with Robyn Kurtz at the Fringe’s Day of the Dead event in 2013. Photo by April Alayon.

Peter Austin has been a Vancouver Fringer and Fringe Lover for many years! He and his company are the instigators of the Fringe Match Makers, seeing the opportunity to inspire you to get on board the Fringe Love Bus!

Not only are Dean and Alison contributing to match your donations, but they also volunteers to stamp and address letters going out to donors too!

Not only are Dean and Alison contributing to match your donations, but they also volunteers to stamp and address letters going out to donors too!

Alison Bell & Dean Gingrich
Former Alaskans, Alison and Dean now count themselves citizens of the Vancouver Fringe community! Every year they donate, see plenty of shows, and volunteer!!

Susan Freedman & Bill Galloway
Susan and Bill are also veteran Fringers!

Susan Freedman and Bill Galloway dancing at the 2013 Fringe Lottery Party, where Susan was hoping to have her name drawn as an artist that year.

Susan Freedman and Bill Galloway dancing at the 2013 Fringe Lottery Party, where Susan was hoping to have her name drawn as an artist that year. Photo by Megan Verhey.

Susan has been a Fringe artist in several Festivals and even worked as the Fringe publicist.

Bill is also a past Fringe Board member, part of that select group who head some of the most important Festival participants: Fringe volunteers!

Ann Harvey & Don Gardiner
Ann and Don have been Fringe Lovers and fans for years and jumped at the opportunity to increase the impact of their love and support for the Festival and Fringe artists!

Don and Ann are Fringe regulars who take advantage of all things fun, like the My City Photos photo booth!

Don and Ann are Fringe regulars who take advantage of all things fun, like the My City Photos photo booth!

donate!

Is your Fringe Love big enough to throw down the Fringe Match Maker gauntlet? Email or phone Gareth at (604) 257-0350 (Ex. 107).