What is a city without artistic culture? A husk. A stopping place on the way to somewhere else.
We are proud to help ensure that Rochester will never become such a place. For over 80 years, the Little has been part of the lifeblood of Rochester. We can't separate ourselves from this city, and we would never want to. We need each other. We need our patrons to exist, and our patrons need us to provide the rich cultural experience of independent cinema.
Rising directors and actors. Award-winning foreign films. Live music and art. We are a cultural hub in a city with an enormous amount of culture to go around.
But we need your help to continue. Please consider supporting the Little in one of the following ways:
Introducing the first-ever, Your Little Gala. Historically, the Little has done an annual gala fundraiser - the Little Celebration. But over the last several years, the scope and size has driven up the event’s cost (think of it as a James Cameron film.) The ultimate goal of the gala was to raise money for the Little’s maintenance and to help pay for all the special opportunities that the theatre offers our community. But the gala’s bottom line had hit rock bottom. With staff time, facility disruption and financial stress, the Little Celebration had become a strain on resources. Plus, it had grown to be more of an obligation than a celebration for many guests. So now we’re skipping the middleman – and skipping the formal event altogether! Instead, you have an opportunity for a special evening to celebrate the Little on your own terms, on your own time. We provide manageable levels with enticing benefits, and all of your money goes directly to helping the Little. Simply click the link above to join in on the fun!
The Little itself is also a community. Join our inner circle - those who get the most information, best deals and richest sense of ownership in our venture.
We wouldn't be able to have such a presence in Rochester without the scores of helping hands who give their time and energy out of love and dedication for what we're about. If you believe in our mission, please consider taking an active role.
There are many ways businesses can partner with the Little to create unique advertising sponsorships. Contact us so we can create a custom corporate package that will meet the needs of your business, while helping to support this unique cultural treasure.
By including a gift in your will, you can secure the artistic and financial strength of the Little for future generations.
Whatever you decide to to to support The Little, please know we truly appreciate it. Make your donation before December 31st to be eligible for a 2013 tax deduction.
Have questions? Call Jess Cayer in the Membership Office at 585.258.0262.