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If you would like to join Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s community of friends and supporters, your tax-deductible contribution will help immensely in supporting the guest residencies of some of Bali’s finest performing artists, a wide range of educational outreach programs, and the continued presentation of Balinese performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Read the Letter from the Managing Director


Sustaining Contributor

Sustainer Benefits
Acknowledgement on GSJ’s website and…
$10 / month   GSJ album download card, GSJ magnet, acknowledgement on website
$25 / month   Everything listed above + the BRAND NEW GSJ Tote Bag!
$50 / month   Everything + 2 tix to a GSJ concert in the coming year
$100 / month  See Donor’s Circle benefits for the $1,000 level
$150 / month  See Donor’s Circle benefits for the $1,800 level

Donor Circle Benefits
Acknowledgement on GSJ’s concert programs & website, and…
$1,000-$1,799  All Annual Sustainer benefits + solo performance in Bay Area
$1,800-$4,999  All Annual Sustainer benefits + duet performance in Bay Area
$5,000+ All Annual Sustainer benefits + performance by GSJ ensemble in Bay Area + stage acknowledgement at performances


Make a one-time gift with your credit card or PayPal account

One-time contribution gifts
Acknowledgement on GSJ’s website and…

$25   A big thank you from all of us
$50   GSJ Album download card
$100 GSJ album download + custom magnet
$250 All of the above plus the brand new tote bag
$500 Everything + 2 tix to a GSJ concert in the coming year


Donating Stock

Donating “appreciated” stock (stock that is valued higher than what you paid for it) offers a double-benefit.  Not only do you get to deduct the current (“appreciated”) value of the stock as a charitable donation but you also avoid paying tax on the unrealized capital gains of the donated stock. Please contact us to arrange this.


Other Ways to Contribute
You can also support GSJ by shopping at Amazon. This program allows you to shop as usual while GSJ receives a percentage of your purchases. Additionally, many companies have matching programs that allow their employees gifts to be matched by the company. Inquire with your HR department to see if your employer has such a program. 

Call us at 510-655-1227 for more details and for additional benefits that accompany larger gifts.

Matur Suksma (THANK YOU),
Gamelan Sekar Jaya


Nov 5th, 2017
Dear Friend of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, 
 
Warm Greetings! Yet another year has unfolded. I must begin by recognizing and expressing gratitude for your friendship and support of our work. During a time of great trial and hardship for our planet and the many souls that share it, we must embrace the rays of joy, inspiration, and creativity that uplift our spirits and bind our communities together. With your support, we can ensure that performing arts continue to be a salve that heals, a forum for innovative discourse and exchange, and a wellspring of beauty and creation.  I am writing today to ask you to join me in supporting our work with a financial contribution.
 
Your help provides Sekar Jaya the resources to continue building understanding and awareness through artistic exchange that is intergenerational, intercultural, and rooted in community. We are continually inspired by the extraordinary talent, wisdom and creativity of the Balinese guest artists who passionately share their cultural heritage and artistry with our Bay Area performers, audiences and students. 
 
In this regard, 2017 has been an inspiring year. In the spring, I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo directed our musicians and dancers in concerts including the Tribal and Textile Art Show, UC Berkeley’s Nusantara Festival, Laney College, Ashkenaz, Ethnic Dance Festival, and the Cowell Theater for the premiere of In Visible Light. The two of them also reached hundreds of students in workshops and residencies with Alameda Earhart Elementary, Albany High Dance Program, UC Berkeley Music Department, Thornhill Elementary, and many others. Additionally they led public classes in dance, gamelan and kecak here at our banjar.  
 
In August we welcomed back Emiko as Dance Director, and to lead our music programs we welcomed I Wayan Gama Astawa for his first residency in the United States. An expert in gamelan jegog, he has infused our ensembles with a west Balinese charisma and flair, and introduced a number of classic works popular in his home region of Jembrana. For our fall season, we bring this charisma to events at the Palace of Fine Arts, The Cowell Theater, Solano Stroll, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Ashkenaz, GSJ’s Holiday Faire, and Oakland Museum “Friday Nights.” 
 
In 2018 we have an incredible topeng (mask) dancer I Made Suteja joining us in his first residency as Guest Dance Director, and we will once again welcome internationally renowned artist I Dewa Putu Berata as Guest Music Director. They will build upon the legacy of GSJ, sharing their rich traditions and talents with us, breathing life into our programs and inspiring our local community. For that we are blessed.  We look forward to welcoming this new chapter with the strength, excitement, and stability it deserves. In this regard, your contributions at the end of the year are very important. Our members continue to provide contributions and we are buoyed with a demand for performance and outreach by Sekar Jaya. However, our programs are not possible without your support. 
 
Please give as generously as is comfortable. Your contribution supports our master artists from Bali, education programs and production. Please go online to gsj.org/support or write a check to Gamelan Sekar Jaya. If you prefer, you can sign up online for ongoing contributions as a “Sustainer” which offers a monthly income flow for GSJ. You can also call us about donating appreciated stock, which holds a double tax benefit. Whatever method you choose, know that we immensely appreciate you! GSJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all contributions are tax deductible.
 
With deep respect and gratitude, 
 
Sara Gambina-Belknap, Managing Director
 
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” 
~Auguste Rodin
 

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